Modern & More Bike Tours Palm Springs

Palm Springs, United States

Experience hosted by Brennan

2 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 6 people

What you'll do

This is a small group 2+ hour bike tour of 3 architecturally/historically significant neighborhoods in South Palm Springs, lead by either myself or my expert assistant guide, Tim. You'll be biking on quiet streets, no hills, constant sunshine, & very little traffic. All of which makes for a great ride for novices or expert cyclists alike.

Note: Bikes are NOT INCLUDED, so please bring your own, or you may rent from Big Wheel Tours on S Palm Canyon.

Leaving from their parking lot, we’ll explore the neighborhoods of Deepwell Estates, Twin Palms, & Indian Canyons. We’ll see great examples of homes designed by Krisel, Wexler, Eichler, & built by the Alexander Construction Company. We'll also see the homes of some Hollywood celebrities. We’ll stop at specific homes to discuss their architectural & historical details, but you're encouraged to stop anywhere along the way to take photos. As a result, duration can vary, but it's usually just over 2 hours.

Please note that this tour is designed for serious architecture and history fans, with a lot of academic-level information and detail. It may not be the most enjoyable tour for some children.

COVID Safety Update: Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests while biking outdoors. Please wear a mask while inside Big Wheel Tours. Both Brennan and Tim have been fully vaccinated!
This is a small group 2+ hour bike tour of 3 architecturally/historically significant neighborhoods in South Palm Springs, lead by either myself or my expert assistant guide, Tim. You'll be biking on quiet streets, no hills, constant sunshine, & very little traffic. All of which makes for a great ride for novices or expert cyclists alike.

Note: Bikes are NOT INCLUDED, so please bring your own, or you may rent from Big Wheel Tours on S…

Meet your host, Brennan

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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Howdy! I’m Brennan. I am a trained Modernism Week Architecture Tour Guide in Palm Springs, & I also do volunteer tours for PS ModCom. My expert assistant tour guide is Tim. I've been coming to the desert for many years, & I've immersed myself in the history & culture of this town & its unique midcentury architecture. I bought a 1963 William Krisel-designed home a few years ago & gave it a new life as a bright, modernest remodeled space that was featured in HGTV Magazine. I just love this town, & I want to share it with you!

Regarding that pesky COVID-19, rest assured that we both have been fully vaccinated. Also, we've taken the "Palm Springs Safer Together, Greater Together" destination pledge to show that our commitment to the safety of visitors, residents & employees is our top priority. More info at gpsPLEDGE.com
Howdy! I’m Brennan. I am a trained Modernism Week Architecture Tour Guide in Palm Springs, & I also do volunteer tours for PS ModCom. My expert assistant tour guide is Tim. I've been coming to the desert for many years, & I've immersed myself in the history & culture of this town & its unique midcentury architecture. I bought a 1963 William Krisel-designed home a few years ago & gave it a new life as a bright, modernest remodeled space that was featured in HGTV Magazine. I just love this town, &…
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Where you'll be

We'll do a deep dive into these three neighborhoods in South Palm Springs:
Deepwell Estates, Twin Palms, and Indian Canyons.

Each feature unique single family homes built between the years of ~1955 to 1975, with some notable modernist architects and celebrity homes pointed out during occasional photo and informational stops.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 173 reviews.

Teri
June 2021
What a great way to spend a morning and learn all about the history of Palm Springs architecture and more. Brennan was an exceptional guide, and couldn’t have been warmer - he obviously loves what he does. Great at handling any question and fun to engage with throughout the 2.5 hours. Bike ride was an easy pace, totally flat, and had plenty of stops for taking in all the beautiful houses. Even in the high heat of our summer tour, it was totally doable with water and sunscreen. Big Wheel Tours provided great bikes and they were also warm and friendly to work with. A great experience all around. We’ll happily recommend both companies to our friends and try other tours Brennan might offer in the future. Thanks Brennan!
What a great way to spend a morning and learn all about the history of Palm Springs architecture and more. Brennan was an exceptional guide, and couldn’t have been warmer - he obvi…
Mike
June 2021
This was a last minute tour that ended up being one of the highlights of our trip. Tim was funny and full of fun facts and stories. Great experience, highly recommend
Anna
May 2021
Absolutely fantastic tour with Tim! We loved the stories, buildings and pace of the tour. Our only request would be a part 2!
Kristine
May 2021
Interesting and informative. The tour provided not only history and background on the architects and architecture, but also stories of the development of Palm Springs itself. Appreciated that Tim had an iPad that was stocked with photos and more background of the stops along the route. Fantastic way to spend a morning here!
Interesting and informative. The tour provided not only history and background on the architects and architecture, but also stories of the development of Palm Springs itself. Appre…
Dustin
May 2021
Brennan was an exceptional host - and his passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for Palm Springs architectural history is contagious. The tour takes you to some spectacular sites - and Brennan's intimate knowledge of both the history and architectural significance of each home is great for both design / architecture newcomers or those more familiar with the mid-century, modernism history / design movements. Couldn't recommend more!
Brennan was an exceptional host - and his passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for Palm Springs architectural history is contagious. The tour takes you to some spectacular sites - and…
Laurie
May 2021
Great tour!! Brennan is knowledgeable and so personable! Lived the history and architecture info but not dry or boring!! Great activity for the morning!!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Water

Sunscreen