Cross the Hexie Mountains into the Cholla Cactus Garden and you'll know you're ready to mount up for an exciting pedal through this lesser-known national park near Palm Springs, California. The season is spring and the occasional purple cactus bloom stands out vividly among the sage, sprinkled tiny yellow wildflowers, massive rock piles and Yucca brevifolia -the joshua trees. Notice just how much every single one grows into such a unique form, whether crooked, straight, bushy, asymmetric or simply weird, creating a striking backdrop for your cardio workout. You'll also get spectacular views of places with names like 'Jumbo Rocks', 'White Tank', 'Hidden Valley', 'Skull Rock' and the vertiginous panorama from the summit of 'Keys View'. Get ready for 92 minutes within a truly unusual place- a real world treasure!