CVSPIN, producers of the annual Tour de Palm Springs, announces the availability of raffle tickets.  All proceeds raised from the tickets are given to charities participating in the Tour.

Tickets can be purchased for one dollar each through the charities involved, in which the proceeds are given back to that particular charity, or by contacting CVSPIN in which proceeds are distributed among the charities. A complete list of the participating charities can be found at the following link: http://www.tourdepalmsprings.com/2013-Charities

Raffle ticket purchases can be made directly by contacting the charity of choice.

An extensive list of raffle prizes includes a wide range of awards including bicycles, amusement park tickets, beautiful jewelry, a Tiffany Pitcher and steins, sports paraphernalia, golf, BNP Paribas Open tickets, McCallum Theatre tickets, movie passes, hotel stays, dining certificates, retail gift cards, and more. The Grand Prize is a spectacular pendant created specifically for the Tour. Winners do not need to be present to win.  A complete list of prizes can be seen at the following link: http://www.tourdepalmsprings.com/Raffle

The Tour de Palm Springs ride is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2013, with a two-day Vendor Expo starting Friday.  Live entertainment with Tour de Jazz on Friday evening features six bands playing at various locations throughout the Expo held downtown on Palm Canyon Drive.  One of the largest charitable bicycle rides in the U.S., the event brings together 10,000 plus bicyclists from all over the world riding 1, 5, 10, 15, 25, 55, or 100 miles.

Every year the Tour has generated a significant amount of money to support local nonprofit organizations.  Last year $275,000 was raised and donated to local charities. All the money stays in the Valley.

For more information and registration for the Tour de Palm Springs visit www.tourdepalmsprings.com or call (760) 674-4700.