Join the Bowen Sports Performance Team for our inaugural Palm Springs Escape. This camp features four fully supported rides through the Joshua Tree/Palm Springs Area of Southern California. Escape the cabin fever of snowy Bend and come ride with us under the palms in sunny southern California!
There are two dates for this camp. January 27th-31th, 2018 and January 31st-4th, 2018. The former date range will be the lighter option for our intermediate group, and the latter will be for the advanced group. For the first camp, please arrive by 1pm on Saturday, January 27th if you’d like to join us for our first ride of the weekend. For the second camp, please arrive by 1pm on Wednesday, January 31st if you’d like to join us for our first ride of the weekend. Afterwards, we’ll regroup at the house to clean up and enjoy a gourmet dinner before official introductions and formalities to kick off the camp.
Please bring appropriate gearing for some big climbs. Expect long days with some serious climbing! All rides will be on paved roads, but some are a bit less than perfect. Each ride will have options to make the routes fun and challenging for all.
July weather in this region of California is generally warm and sunny this time of year. The average high is 72f and the average low is 46f. While rain in January is unlikely in this part of the world, it’s definitely possible. So make sure to pack suitable kit for variable conditions.
LODGING + MEALS
This camp includes gourmet breakfasts and dinners — lunch will be provided on the road. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs.
GETTING TO PALM SPRINGS
925 mile drive from Bend (14hrs)
2.5 hour flight +125 mile van ride from LAX (3.5 hour drive) – local ground transportation included in trip price if flying on recommended flight path.
Recommended Flights From RDM:
First Trip – American 3069 Nonstop (Departs RDM at 7am on Jan. 27) / American 3099 Nonstop (Departs LAX at 9:28am on Jan 31)
Second Trip – American 3023 Nonstop (Departs RDM at 6am on Jan. 31) /American 3030 Nonstop (Departs LAX at 9:21am on Feb. 4)
Palm Springs has a good airport and riders can either arrange a group shuttle or short Uber ride from the local airport to the house. Please let us know if you are using this option so we can coordinate our arrival plans accordingly.
-Taylor Opener: 32 miles, elev. gain 3,500ft.
-Montezuma Grade: 83 miles, elev. gain 6,000ft.
-Joshua Tree: 60 miles, elev. gain 4,724ft.
-Dillon Road Loop + Tram: 74 miles, elev. gain 4,147ft.
Full routes/specifics will be provided upon registration on RideWithGPS. Each ride will be led and swept by Bowen Sports Performance coaches to ensure all riders follow the route correctly and make it back to the final destination safely.
PRICING + DEPOSIT
Pricing is $1,150 for single-occupancy beds. Couples’ pricing, or pre-approved double-occupancy bed pricing is $1,000.* Pricing includes lodging, breakfasts, lunch on the road, dinners, and nutritional support during all rides. This camp is limited to 15 people for each of the two date ranges. The deposit is $500 and full payment is due by December 27th, 2017. Our refund policy is 100% outside of 60 days prior to the camp date. Inside of 60 days, the deposit is non-refundable. Reserve your space now!
*Double-occupancy bed pricing means the guests are agreeing to share a bed.