Spotlight 29 to Parker AZ
January 15th-16th 2022
Explore the Desert from Palm Springs (Indio) to the Colorado River
Marty, Davyd and Tom along the Bradshaw Trail
What's great about this ride?
This ride centers on exploring the area of the desert along the Colorado River called California's Colorado Desert. This is a great time of the year to venture into this region as the weather is often perfect. The Colorado Desert is a part of the larger Sonoran Desert. The region's habitats include creosote bush scrub, mixed scrub, including yucca and cholla cactus, desert saltbush, sandy soil grasslands and desert dunes. The ride starts near Palm Springs in Indio and wanders along the Chocolate Mountains then closely follows the Colorado River into Parker, Arizona. The ride includes some of the earliest known routes across the mountains.
Joshua Tree National Park
This is a great weekend Dual Sport ride with a choice of routes for the scenic rider or the tough rider. The ride starts near Palm Springs on I-10 at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Indio and will take us to the Colorado River and Parker, AZ on Saturday evening. On Sunday, the ride returns with options through Vidal and Joshua Tree National Park. The ride will include the famous Bradshaw Trail and parts of the Colorado Desert and a great lap along the Colorado River.
About the ride:
Riders will spend Saturday night in a hotel in Parker, Arizona. The ride includes a support van to carry your overnight gear.
Also included is lunch on the trail on both Saturday and Sunday.
The ride will have options of routes to take depending on the level of difficulty that you would like and the weather conditions. This is an intermediate level ride, not a difficult ride. This is not a good ride for beginners. The distances can be long. There will be about 1/4 pavement depending on your choices.
Think Scenic Explorer's Ride!
Flat tire on the trail
Tom on the Trail
Ride Signup info:
Signup is $225. The money covers the support truck, the GPS files and the printed daily ride plan with printed daily maps. It also covers the lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Now taking signups:
$225 (Spotlight to Parker)
Who is going on this RIde?