In contrast to the previous warm, dry winters, the Coachella Valley has had its more typical cooler temperatures during 2015-16 with precipitation bringing snow cover to the surrounding mountains.
After the storms pass, the scenery of green palms, colorful desert vegetation, blue skies and white mountains beyond creates a spectacular riding viewscape.
Following are photos from our bike rides around Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage, known in enCYCLEpedia as rides RM1, RM2 and PD1. Although these rides are mostly on the legal sidewalk ped/bike paths, the routes (except Hwy 111) typically have ample bike lanes for those that prefer.
The easy scenic cycling adventures of Richard Fox, author of the 2014 (2nd Ed 2017) guidebook "enCYCLEpedia Southern California – The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides."