26th annual Tour de Palm Springs arrives this weekend, Feb. 9-10
PALM SPRINGS — Thousands of cyclists will ride through downtown Palm Springs this weekend for the 26th annual Tour de Palm Springs Charity Bike Ride. This year’s event honors first responders, military, and veterans. Since its founding in 1998, Tour de Palm Springs has raised more than $4 million for local charities.
This year’s event kicks off with an Expo on Friday, Feb. 9 from noon – 8 p.m. followed by the bike ride and walking tours on Saturday, Feb. 10. Riders begin their departure on Saturday at 6:15 a.m. in downtown with the final group of walkers departing at 10 a.m.
Beginning Friday, Feb. 9 starting at 6 a.m. Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo Road and Tahquitz Canyon will be closed for Expo setup. In addition, Saturday, Feb. 10, Tahquitz Canyon Drive between Palm Canyon and Indian Canyon will be closed starting at 5 a.m. to set up for rider departure and return. Tahquitz Canyon will be closed from 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Some roads in downtown Palm Springs will be impacted on Saturday, Feb. 10 due to bikers on the road. Impacted roads include Tahquitz Canyon Way, Avenida Caballeros, Baristo, El Cielo, Mesquite and Dinah Shore.
The Palm Springs Police Department would like to remind drivers to please stay patient and mind traffic laws while sharing our roadways. Cyclists are required to obey all traffic laws.
The Tour de Palm Springs ride routes can be found by visiting https://tourdepalmsprings.com/event-info/routes/.
For more information, visit TourDePalmSprings.com.
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