Nearly 8,000 riders will converge on the Coachella Valley's version of the Tour de France, the Tour de Palm Springs, which caters to pedalers of all abilities with 5-, 10-, 25-, 55- and 100-mile races. Too lazy to ride but still want to participate? Carbo-load at a Friday night pasta dinner or peruse the wares at the two-day bike expo. Noon-9 p.m. Fri. (dinner, 5 p.m.); 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. Palm Springs Pavilion, 401 S. Pavilion Way. $5-60. (760) 770-4626; tourdepalm

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