We just received word of a fund-raising bike ride coming up on May 3rd in the Joshua Tree area, put on by the Rotary Club there. Here are the details:

There’s nothing like a NEW pair of shoes for the FIRST day of school! EVERY child deserves them!

Rotary Club of Joshua Tree Foundation cordially invites your riders to our annual Bike-A-Thon, a Bike Ride to raise funds to purchase shoes that fit for children in need on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

We offer three rides, 30k, 60k and 80k through the communities of Yucca Valley, Pioneertown, Landers and Joshua Tree in the Hi Desert where we have blue skies, clean air, fabulous sunrises and sunsets, beautiful desert landscapes and night skies, and we’re located approximately 30 minutes from Palm Springs and an hour twenty minutes from Big Bear.

Depending upon the route you choose, you could be enjoying:

  • A challenging but beautiful ride through famous Pioneertown, home of many western movies and the popular Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace
  • The rural town of Landers home of Giant Rock, known world-wide for its unusual UFO activities and Space Conventions, and the Integreton built by author, inventor and controversial UFO advocate, George Van Tassel.
  • The quaint village of Joshua Tree, a community of artists and musicians, home of the West entrance to the beautiful Joshua Tree National Park, Copper Mountain College, and the Hi Desert Cultural Center.
  • Yucca Valley, the economic hub of the Morongo Basin, featuring art galleries, antique shops, Desert Museum, restaurants and coffee shops.

Our Rides:

  • 30k features gradual ups and downs
  • 60k Easy features gradual ups and downs
  • 60k features gradual ups and downs and steep climbs
  • 80k Easy features gradual ups and downs
  • 80K features gradual climbs, and steep climbs.

Helmets are mandatory and underage children must be accompanied by a parent. Mail registrations and Online registrations must be received by April 30, 2014. You can register online @ Bike4Shoes.org, or mail your registration to: Rotary Club of Joshua Tree, P.O. Box 1323, Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252. Make checks payable to: Rotary Club of Joshua Tree Foundation with Bike4Shoes in the memo section. On-Site registration will be available. For additional information or questions: by e-mail: [email protected] or call Jim @760+366-2357.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on the road.

Jim Nutter Bike4Shoes — Chairman Rotary Club of Joshua Tree Foundation P.O. Box 1323, Joshua Tree, California 92252

The Rotary Club of Joshua Tree Foundation, Inc. is a Public Benefit 501 c (3) Non-Profit — Tax ID: 46-1171170