Biking is the most efficient way to travel from location to location without a series of well-placed trampolines or full control over a vestigial tail. Take a ride without challenging your human status with today’s Groupon to the Coachella Valley CycleFest in Indio, operated by the Desert Recreation District. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get registration for the Coachella Valley CycleFest 20-mile ride on Saturday, October 22 (a $30 value).
- For $15, you get admission to the Coachella Valley CycleFest concert on Saturday, October 22 (a $30 value).
The Desert Recreation District has banded with the Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine to assemble the first Coachella Valley CycleFest, where two-wheeled travelers revel in the cycling season’s finale with races and rides, barbecuing, and live musical performances. Bikers ages 12 and up saddle cycles for a 20-mile recreational jaunt through the breath-ransacking views of the Coachella Valley, strapping helmets snuggly in place as protection against impromptu condor kisses. Alternatively, guests can set aside bikes in favor of lawn chairs and regale eardrums with the harmonies of rockabilly legend Chan Romero, country star Matt Kennon, and country-rock band Cowboy & Indian. During the concert, guests bulk up on barbecued bites, irrigate at the Oktoberfest bar, and harmoniously wave their bike headlights in unison.
Attendants can prepare for future wheeled wanderings at the festival’s Vendor Expo Fair, where top fitness dealers and manufacturers peddle the latest cycling products, technology, and apparel. Invest in a new vehicle from the hundreds of discounted bicycles and gear at the bike swap, featuring used bikes complete with road-warrior wisdom. Proceeds from this event benefit the Coachella Valley Community Recreation Foundation, a nonprofit organization seeking to preserve and expand the Desert Recreation District’s park and recreation center.