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Borrego Springs - Christmas Bicycle Trip


Last updated 12/16/2015 at 12:58pm

HI San Diego will be bringing 100 cyclists to Borego Springs as they pedal their way across the beaches, mountains, and deserts of Southern California on Hostelling International USA’s (HI USA) 59th annual Christmas Bicycle Trip.

For the first time this year, HI USA is inviting local residents in Borrego Springs to stop by and meet the merry adventurers as they ride through town. The Christmas Bicycle Trip Riders will be at The Mall at 587 Palm Canyon Drive from 6:00 p.m. on December 27. Bring a dessert to share, your friends and family, or just an eagerness to meet new people!

The annual Christmas Bicycle Trip attracts riders from across the country and North America for six days of community- building and adventure. Stephen and Jennifer Mann, 2015 Trip Leaders say, “We are Adventurers, Roving Rouges, a Merry Band, a Spectacle, a Parade. We will ride over hill and dale, through whatever weather, wind or no. Mountains will fall in our wake. We will brave the valley floor and return. No matter our struggles, we know we will achieve success and, come the end of the Adventure and the start of the New Year, we will be ready for anything!”

The only holiday bike trip of its kind in Southern California, the Christmas Bicycle Trip begins and ends in San Diego, sending riders across more than 400 miles of challenging terrain with overnight stops in five beautiful small towns along the way: -- Dec. 26: Pine Valley -- Dec. 27: Borrego Springs -- Dec. 28: Palm Desert -- Dec. 29: Hemet -- Dec. 30: Fallbrook One of the longest-run.

International USA (HI USA), a non-profit organization with a mission to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling. Proceeds from the ride benefit HI USA’s education and outreach programs in San Diego, including community activities that promote cultural exchange through travel, travel education programming for Girl Scouts, and the annual HI San Diego Peacebuilding Conference.

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