PALM CANYON EPIC
Saturday, December 28
Meeting point: On the parking lot Vons 4733 E Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs. We leave a 8am sharp so be at least 15 minutes earlier. We will load the van and move your car where you wish to finish the ride. Von’s for the Goat trails, Carl’s Jr for Art Johnson ,Cathedral and Dunn road, and Art smith trail head.
Trail Difficulty: Intermediate / Difficult. NOT FOR BEGINNERS OR INEXPERIENCED MOUNTAIN BIKERS. This is not a guided tour but if you need us to ride with you to show you the way let us know in advance.
Palm Canyon Trail in Palm Springs Aka PCE (Palm Canyon Epic or Palm Cactus Exposure) is a must ride, known all around the world. It’s an awesome adventure in the middle of the desert, with breathtaking landscapes and one of the longest continuous singletrack in California. Enjoy epic views all along and if you’re lucky you might see longhorn sheep or tortoises. PCE is 22 mile and 2400 ft of climbing minimum and 5000 ft descending. You should be an intermediate rider and above to do this ride and be prepared to be on the trail for 5-6 hours.
It is the responsibility of EACH individual rider to insure the bike they intend to ride and other equipment they use is suitable for the trail they plan to ride.
EBIKE NOTICE: Because of weight limitations on the bike racks ebike riders MUST have the ability to REMOVE the battery from the bike if asked to by the driver in order not to overload the racks. If that is necessary and you are unable to remove the battery, you may not be able to use the shuttle. There will be NO refund.
Here some of the different route possible. There is more , I recommend to get the Application Trail Forks for your phone, you ll see most of the trails and you position live on the map.
PCE full: https://www.strava.com/routes/16987647
Start to sand wash: https://www.strava.com/routes/16653953
Sand wash to tractor: https://www.strava.com/routes/16653981
Tractor – Hann buena vista- Cathedral: https://www.strava.com/routes/16654019
Tractor to Art Johnson: https://www.strava.com/routes/16654064
What to bring with you:
There is no water on the trail so you need to carry what you will need for the day along with food to fuel the body for an extended period of riding. This is a trail for cross country to enduro bikes, and fatbikes have extra fun. It is wise to run tubeless because every bush has thorns. Put fresh sealant in your tires and carry extra tubes as well. Aside from the regular tools and parts you usually carry, pack a spare derailleur hanger, a cable, express chain link. Bring a FRS radio.
What to wear:
Since every bush has thorns and they are all over the edge of the trail, we recommend long sleeves, knee and elbow pads to protect you in case of contact. Be ready for hot, cold or wet conditions. You will dress according to weather conditions at the trail head.
Cancellation / Refund Policy:
In case of cancellation from us due to insufficient sign ups, you will receive a full refund.
In case of cancellation from you, you will be fully refunded if your cancellation is requested by e-mail at least 96 hours before departure. Past that 96 hours notice your seat is not refundable, transferable, nor able to be rescheduled