Enjoy a leisurely bicycle ride through The Movie Colony, Movie Colony East, El Mirador and Racquet Club neighborhoods visiting notable homes identified by The Palm Springs Historic Preservation Board, and homeowner placed plaques. Street stops will include addresses of Famous Former owners, as well as modernism architectural styles popularized by notable architects including William Cody, Donald Wexler's 1961 Steel Homes and Albert Frey's 1946, 15 home Bel Vista track--one of the earliest mass-produced housing projects in Palm Springs. There will be more surprises along the ride!
This is a mostly flat riding experience. However, there is a slight incline riding north along N. Via Miraleste through the Racquet Club neighborhood! We will return to the meet location at journey's end. Bathroom facilities are available at Victoria Park in the Racquet Club Neighborhood.
Meet Location: meet at 9:30 am at the Desert Healthcare (Wellness) Park at the southeast corner of E. Tachevah Dr. and N. Via Miraleste. If you drive to the meet location, there is ample parking along N. Via Miraleste next to Ruth Hardy Park's Tennis Courts as well as within the park. Map click here.
Distance: Total length about 6-8 miles round trip.
Disclaimer: This is a casual bike hike, not a fitness ride. We will stop for Historic Plaque viewing/reading and discussion points at approximately 15 locations.
Contact leader Bill Bates click here
All riders are strongly encouraged to wear helmets. Inflate your tires to the recommended PSI. You may want to bring a tire pump, spare tube, bike tools, water, sunscreen and snacks.
Special COVID Related Requirements: This event requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated.
Health Problems/allergies: Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete this event.