The 3rd Annual Palm Desert Century is a recreational road bicycle event in the low desert Coachella Valley, Riders may participate in an optional 15+ mile gentle grade
2013 Official Charity
Coachella Valley Unified School District
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2013 Palm Desert Century Jersey
Voler Custom Jersey
Jerseys are full-color sublimated with flat stitching for a comfortable fit. Club Fit style with 3/4 front zipper, and 3 pockets on the back. Men's jerseys have an elastic band around the base. Women's jerseys are tapered and have no elastic band.
Jersey Ordering Deadlines
1st Production Run: Sep 22 (Orders in the 1st P/R orders will be available at the event).2nd Production Run: Nov 15. 2nd P/R orders will be mailed 6-8 weeks after event (free shipping).
2013 Custom Tec T-shirt
Fineline Custom T-shirt
Hanes Cool Dri tagless, Custom "Tec" T-shirt. Full-color front, B&W back, extra wide 14" screen. Tec T's are state-of-the art for comfort, wicking properties, and rapid dry interlocking fabric. Extremely comfortable 4.1 oz. Leaves traditional cotton T's in the dust. A great base layer for year-round cycling. Wz sizes have a tapered cut. The 1st time you pull on a Tec T you'll understand what the buzz is all about! MS=Men's Small, WXL=Wz Extra Large, etc.
The ride starts and finishes at the new grassy University Park on Cook St, just off the I-10 Freeway in Palm Desert. The course proceeds southeast through Indio and La Quinta to the small desert town of Mecca, located near the north shores of the Salton Sea, about 200 ft below Sea Level. From there, a remote road, known as Box Canyon Rd, proceeds over 15 miles to Chiriaco Summit, which is the 50 mile point, and course turnaround. The course then returns to the Start/Finish along the same route. Total climbing elevation for the century is just over 2,000 feet. Riders may ride distances from 20 to 130 miles, based on individual conditioning levels and weather factors on the day of the event. Full Century riders may participate in the 15-mile Chip-timed Chiriaco Summit Solo Time Trial Option. Full Century riders may also participate in the 130-mile "Super Century" Option (subject to time cut-offs).