Just Like Riding a Bike

Tour de Palm Springs marks its 20th year thanks to Tim Esser's passion for getting cyclists of all ages and abilities involved.

Emily Chavous Biking

Tour de Palm Springs, which began 20 years ago to support nonprofits in Greater Palm Springs, now draws 6,000 to 10,000 bikers annually and has raised more than $3 million.

Tour de Palm Springs

Wheels of Fortune

The 19th annual Tour de Palm Springs 
sets its sights on local charities.

Leighton Ginn Attractions, Biking

The Tour de Palm Springs started with a simple conversation between brothers. Local businessman Tim Esser was having a beer with his brother Pat when he asked, “If you were going to die, what would you regret not doing in this world?” Pat replied, “I think my biggest regret would be not helping my fellow man enough.” Esser didn’t know