Yesterday aboard the 2012 Honda Gold Wing was quite an eye opener. I had shared my impressions of some of the upgrades to the new Wing in blog posts earlier in the week (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), but these focused mostly on some comfort and convenience updates and the bike’s ability to eat […]
The Palm Springs Escape All-Women Motorcycle Tour
Now taking reservations! The Palm Springs Escape, scheduled for May 2–6, 2013, is the first of three all-female tours. The five-day event, a.k.a., the All-Women Ride, Relax and Rejuvenate Tour, includes three day-rides through Southern California’s mountains and deserts surrounding Palm Springs.
“This all-women motorcycle tour is based out of a spa hotel in downtown Palm Springs, so guests are within walking distance of world-class boutiques and spa treatments, something they can indulge in after each day’s ride,” says Genevieve Schmitt, founder and editor of Women Riders Now. Daily rides include the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway, along with visits to Joshua Tree National Park, Anza-Borrego State Park, and the mountain towns of Julian and Idyllwild.
Leading the ride is senior EagleRider guide Laura “Lala” O’Brien, while land-speed record holder and Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Famer, Laura Klock, will join her as a guest tour leader. Participants will also be able to attend optional morning exercise classes led by Schmitt, a certified pilates and yoga instructor, as well as motivational talks by O’Brien and Schmitt.
Two other EagleRider-powered Women Riders Now tours are scheduled for 2013. The Colorado Rocky Mountain Retreat will be held July 11–15, 2013, and the New England Fall Colors Getaway will take place on September 26–30, 2013. Each tour will be based out of a spa hotel and include day rides around the area.