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CVSPIN – Tour de Palm Springs – Patriot Ride For Our Heroes

Let us introduce you to the Best Little Charity in the Coachella Valley — CVSPIN.

CVSPIN is an acronym for Coachella Valley Serving People in Need.  With one man’s idea and two employees, CVSPIN has raised more than $3,250,000 since 1999.  The sole purpose of this charity is to raise money for other Charities, to help them with their missions, and to make the Coachella Valley a wonderful place to live, raise a family and enjoy the best that our region has to offer. 

 CVSPIN is the fruition of an idea that came to Tim Esser over 20 years ago. What began in 1999, with 400 riders has blossomed into two Global events – First, The Tour de Palm Springs in February.  Then building upon its’ success, a second ride was conceived to honor those who sacrifice so much for the Liberty and Freedoms that we enjoy each and every day- The Patriot Ride for our Heroes in October.

 If you are thinking Community, almost 1500 volunteers strong from all walks of life and every age contribute long hours to help stage these World Class events.  To stage these two World Class events, we need “Pillars of the community” to join in our efforts.  We are humbled by so many wonderful people from the community that step forward when called to serve.  Needless to say we would not be able to stage these global events without our volunteers.  We love our Volunteers!

 If you are thinking Tourism, both the Tour de Palm Springs (8,000 riders & 20,000 visitors) and the Patriot Ride for our Heroes (1,000 riders and 4,000 visitors) are a Tourism Dream.  Riders from around the globe come to the Coachella Valley to enjoy our beautiful winter weather.  Plus they bring friends and family to stay, shop and eat at our fine dining establishments.  We are drawing riders from Australia, Canada, Mexico, Philippines and Romania.  With Canada, seven Canadian Provinces were represented in 2018 Tour de Palm Springs. It gives us great pleasure that we are also able to help the area’s economy by drawing visitors to our hotels, shopping, and restaurants. 

 If you are thinking Charities, we donate to almost 100 local Coachella Valley Charities.  Every dollar raised in the Coachella Valley stays in the Coachella Valley.  In 2018, we generated $192,500 to help Nonprofits with their missions — from All Desert Wellness to YMCA with so many in between.  To give you a brief idea of whom we serve proudly, contributions are made to award winning High School Bands and Cheer, Boys & Girls Clubs, Scout Troops, CVRM, United Cerebral Palsy, Rotary Clubs, American Legion Posts, VFW Posts, JR ROTC groups, and disabled Veteran groups throughout the Valley. Often we get to see the immediate reactions of our efforts with smiles on the faces of children receiving a custom made bike for their disability, or a band being able to take a school trip together, or a Veteran receiving a PTSD Trained dog.  So many success stories each and every year.  We are truly Blessed to be able to organize two single-day charity bike rides and the benefits last all year-round here in the Coachella Valley.

 Thank you Tim Esser for your idea 20 years ago.  The Coachella Valley is a better place because of you and your desire to serve our community. We applaud you!

 Join us, Support us, and Ride with us for a Better Coachella Valley. 


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