One of the reasons that I moved to Palm Springs in 1999 was to experience the great weather that I did not have while living in San Francisco. With about 320 days of sun here in the Desert, one can go hiking, biking, yoga in the park, take a stroll in town.
It was a beautiful, sunny day in Palm Springs and I decided to get out of the office and go for walk. I headed north on Palm Canyon Dr towards the Uptown district when I came across one of Palm Springs' newest businesses: Bike Palm Springs Rental & Tours
Bike Palm Springs Rentals & Tours, located at 625 N. Palm Canyon Dr., opened in November 2009. Even though I live only a few blocks away, I never had taken the opportunity to go in and see what it was all about. I went inside the brightly hued store to see all the beautiful bicycles and introduced myself to Rocky Wood, one of the owners of Bike Palm Springs.
He told me about his travels to Provincetown and other resort destinations and the fun he and his partner, Blair Morgan, would have renting bikes during their vacations. When they got to Palm Springs, they realized there were not any places in town to rent a bicycle. This is when the idea for Bike Palm Springs Rentals & Tours was born.
According to Rocky, there are 45 bikes that available for rent by the half-day, full day, or week. Bike Palm Springs features Electra bikes, Cruisers, Townies, tandem bikes, and childrens bikes are also available. Reservations can be made online and you can pick-up your bike at your convenience. Currently, mountain bikes are not available for rent at this time but will be available sometime in the future.
Your bike rental, which starts as little as $15 for a half-day, includes the FREE use of a lock & helmet and a bike tour map of Palm Springs. Go to BikePSRentals.com for a full list of their bike rental rates, amenities, and hours of operation.
Biking in Palm Springs is the perfect way to see all of Palm Springs and get healthy & fit at the same. Go see Rocky & Blair at Bike Palm Springs Rentals & Tours today to start your sightseeing adventure.