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Palm Springs Snowbird Ride (12/20/2011)

Date: Tuesday, December 20
Meet time: 10:30 a.m.
Ride-out time: 10:45 a.m.
Meeting place: Best Western Inn at Palm Springs, 1633 S. Palm Canyon Drive (map)
City: Palm Springs
Rain policy: Rain, ice, or strong wind cancels
Category: 3 - moderate-fast pace (12-15 mph)
Terrain: 2 - rolling hills
Miles: 51

Spread your tiny wings and fly away,
And take the snow back with you where it came from on that day.

Visiting Palm Springs for the holidays? So are some of your DSSF friends. Bring your bike and join us for a ride!

This route starts near downtown Palm Springs and heads eastbound on city arterials toward Palm Desert before climbing up Thousand Palms Canyon and onto the famous Dillon Road, known for its frequent starring role in the Tour de Palm Springs. But because it's December and daylight is short, we'll only go as far as Desert Hot Springs before heading back.

RideWithGPS says 1,655 feet of climbing, but it's probably a bit less than that. You'll have about six hours to complete the route before sunset, so pace yourself accordingly.

Unfavorable weather of any type -- including very cold temperatures or very strong winds -- cancels. RSVP is required so the ride leader can keep you updated if needed.

Meet time 10:30, ride-out at 10:45. Dressing like Anne Murray is not required.

This ride is listed with Different Spokes San Francisco, so DSSF waivers will be used. DSSF membership is not required.

RSVP required for this ride.