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Nothing quite captures it. The blur of the peloton, the speed at which riders whip by in a criterium or circuit race, gesturing to one another, seeking the inner edge of the next turn. Their kits flash in a mosaic of color shouting sponsors and team names. Team gear in Spandex is no protection when a touch of wheels sends bodies skidding across hard asphalt. Road rash, as they call it, goes with the glory. The Redlands Bicycle Classic, presented by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, returns to town April 8-12 for its 31st edition. Inside this issue:

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‘TURN LEFT AT THE ROCKIES’ ONGOING  –  Learn about legendary fur traders and explorers of the Rocky Mountains who came to the Southland during the early 19th century, including Jedediah Smith. In 1826, his search for beaver streams led him to Mission San Gabriel; he became the first American to enter what later would become California via an overland route. San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 N. Orange Tree Lane, Redlands; 909-307-2669; Also: “Horses and Hominids from Hadar” lecture, April 25; “Bir thplace of Humanity” lecture, May 9; “On the Trail of Early Humans” lecture, June 20. ‘ESTHER’ APRIL 3-MAY 10  –  Musical

comedy based on the biblical book of Esther. LifeHouse Theater, 1135 N. Church St., Redlands; 909-335-3037; Also: “Zorro,” May 23-June 28; “Sleeping Beauty,” July 11-Aug. 9. REDLANDS SYMPHONY APRIL 11  –  “65 Years of Grandeur,” the 2014-15 season finale, features Beethoven’s Coriolan Over ture and Symphony No. 3 Eroica plus Mozar t’s Piano Concer to No. 23 in A major. Jon Rober tson conducts, with Rober ta Rust at the piano. Memorial Chapel, University of Redlands, 1200 E. Colton Ave.; 8 p.m.; 909-748-8018; Also: The Toy Box, a family concer t and instrument petting zoo, May 17 at 2 p.m. KIWANIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST pancakes near the finish line of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Municipal Parking Lot, Sixth Street and Citrus Avenue, Redlands; 7 a.m. to noon; $5; 909-748-0637; APRIL 11-12  –  Serving


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HANGAR 24 AIRFEST MAY 16  –  Aerial performances, live music, kid zone, food trucks and beer selections from Hangar 24, which is celebrating its seventh anniversary. Performers include Vicky Benzing doing several high-energy maneuvers in a Boeing Stearman, Jon Melby performing classic air show stunts in a S1-11B muscle bi-plane, and Bill Braack piloting the Smoke-n-Thunder JetCar, which is equipped with a 12,000-horsepower engine. Proceeds benefit Hangar 24 charities. Redlands Municipal Airpor t, 1755 Sessums Drive; GARDEN TOUR & PLANT SALE of six private gardens designed and maintained by homeowners, presented by the Redlands Hor ticultural & Improvement Society. Also, unique plants and trees will be available for purchase in the RHIS Plant Propagation Yard. Tour tickets available at Gerrard’s Market, Oliver Market, Cherry Valley Nursery, Sunshine Nursery and other locations. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $15; APRIL 18-19  –  Tour

DIRT HEAD DRY TRIATHLON APRIL 19  –  New fitness event includes a 5K trail run, boot-camp-style exercise in the park and a race to the finish as par ticipants jump over obstacles with their feet banded together. Prizes will be given for first and second place in several categories. Hulda Crooks Park, Mountain View at Beaumont avenues, Loma Linda; check-in at 6 a.m., triathlon begins at 7 a.m.; t-head-dry-tri. PARTIES FOR THE NECKLACE APRIL 22  –  Kickoff for the series presented by Redlands Conservancy, and the first oppor tunity to make reservations for any of the par ties. In past years, popular par ties have sold out on this night. Mitten Building, 345 N. Fifth St., Redlands; 909-389-7810; YOUNG ARTISTS AUDITIONS APRIL 26  –  64th annual auditions, with preliminary auditions from 1-6 p.m. and the final round star ting at 7 p.m. Winners will

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Courage & Competition PossAbilities members share dreams and recovery


very year, the Redlands Bicycle Classic features para-cyclists riding against each other and the clock in the first stage race of the year on the U.S. bicycling competition calendar. For fully-abled riders with hopes of turning pro, the race is an exciting beginning. For the para-cyclists, just getting onto a bicycle can be an exercise in will and courage. The PossAbilities program, a longtime Bicycle Classic sponsor, is a free community outreach program operated by Loma Linda University Medical Center. It helps persons with permanent physical injuries rejoin the fray of recreational competition. Whether it’s basketball, kayaking, cycling or even non-sport activities such as arts and crafts, PossAbilities helps its members put a new spin on their lives and move forward. Q&A with Cotie Williams, manager of Community Outreach and Patient Experience at Loma Linda University’s Medical Center East Campus, home to the PossAbilities program.

Question: How was PossAbilities started? What’s it about — does it come into play only after medical care and rehab, when a former patient is already out of any facilities? Answer: The PossAbilities program was originally developed in 2001 in response to the need for the continuum of care for our patients and their families after a lengthy hospital stay or a traumatic accident. Through feedback and direction from health care professionals and community members, the program quickly evolved into an all-inclusive program for the disabled. As the program and its mission continued to grow, PossAbilities has gained the support of administrators, faculty, staff, the student body within the Loma Linda University system, and the surrounding community. Q: What’s the goal of PossAbilities? A: PossAbilities is a free non-clinical and non-medical community outreach program developed by the Loma Linda University Health. Its goal is to offer disabled individuals who were born with or have suffered a permanent physical injury a sense of community and a healthy social network. Our mission is to


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Owen Daniels will be competing in para-cycling events at the Redlands Bicycle Classic.

Athlete profile: Meet Owen Daniels, para-cyclist By AMY BENTLEY


ix years ago, Owen Daniels was working in construction, and spent his free time snowboarding, skating, mountain biking and also bodybuilding. Then, after a single-car accident, everything changed. Daniels, 26 at the time, was driving in the rain when he lost control of his car

and was thrown from the vehicle. The T10 vertebrae in his back was shattered and he was paralyzed from the waist down. “I was kind of shell-shocked,” he said. Following a period of rehabilitation and learning new skills, such as how to get in and out of a wheelchair, the Yucaipa resident went home to figure out his life as a paraplegic. An athletic friend who is paralyzed

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and endurance increased. Daniels signed up for local races, including the Bulldog Triathlon and 5K Run, Walk & Roll in Redlands for both able-bodied and disabled athletes. The event included a 14-mile cycle ride, 600-meter swim and a three-mile wheelchair race. “I just did it because my buddy asked me to,” Daniels recalled. “I did all right. I got a flat tire at mile 10 or 11 and had to turn around and go the opposite way.

provide new direction and hope through physical, social and emotional interaction with peers and their community. This free membership program is tailored to persons with physical disabilities such as limb loss, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and others. You do not have to be a patient of Loma Linda University Health to become a member. All community members are welcome. The mission of PossAbilities is to further the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by helping the disabled community be fully integrated into society. Our program accomplishes this through advocacy, mentoring, providing peer support and resources, and creating opportunities through physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social interaction. PossAbilities celebrates the value of each individual regardless of their limitations and supports their role as a valued member of the community. The vision of PossAbilities is to provide all individuals with disabilities the opportunity to discover the boundless ways to find joy and satisfaction in a meaningful life. We feel strongly that every individual has the opportunity to make their community

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PossAbilities serves more than 5,500 members. Those with disabilities are considered members of PossAbilities; volunteers, community partners, donors and families of members are considered support members. Only members are entitled to the many benefits that the program has to offer. Support members assist with making all of these resources a reality. Resources provided to members free of cost include: • Discount dental program

• Kid’s baseball, flag football

• Multiple Sclerosis

• Discount gym membership to the Drayson Center

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introduced Daniels to the PossAbilities program. That’s when a new life, with a new focus, began to emerge, starting when a PossAbilities representative opened a van filled with handcycles and let Daniels take one home. He started riding it for fun. “I was only going to do a three-mile push. It was definitely hard,” said Daniels, who has full upper-body mobility. “You don’t get what we call your ‘wheelchair arms’ for two or three years after being in a wheelchair.” As he cycled more, arm strength

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(Continued from page 11) “I was like dying,” he added with a laugh. By 2012, Daniels was training intensively, using a new $5,250 racing handcycle, thanks to grants from PossAbilities and another group. Currently ranked fourth in the U.S. in his class for handcycling, based on disability level, Daniels is focused on wining a coveted spot on the United States Paralympic team and hopes to compete in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. He trains six days a week, employing a regimen that includes cycling 30-40 miles along the Santa Ana River Trail plus riding up and down hills in the area. His “recovery day” is a slower ride of 10-15 miles to a coffee shop. Daniels covers 150 miles a week on average and takes Sundays off. “This is my job,” he said. Daniels, who turns 32 in April, prefers handcycling to other sports for the disabled because he wants to rely only on himself. “I want to know that when I move, it’s because of me,” he said. “Your failures and accomplishments are all determined by what you do.” Despite being paralyzed in a serious auto wreck, Daniels was never scared to take up handcycle riding or racing, even though racing on the low-

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to-the-ground bikes can be dangerous. “The cycling is an adrenaline rush,” he said. “You’re only doing 22 miles an hour during a race, but it’s so close and packed and there is so much happening. You would never believe how much skill and thinking it takes. “I just want to be the best. I just want to win,” he added. “The only thing I am scared of in my life is failure. It wasn’t really being scared of the bike.” Daniels is a PossAbilities-sponsored athlete vying for a spot on the national and U.S. Paralympic teams. PossAbilities has a Road 2 Rio program, which aims to send disabled athletes to the Paralympics to compete in several sports. If Rio isn’t in his future, Daniels knows he hasn’t failed. “I keep telling myself I have already succeeded. It’s not an easy goal to reach.” In his spare time, Daniels visits with newly paralyzed people, offering support and encouragement. “I do it to get that one person to come out on top and back to their normal life,” he said. “I do it for that person who will see me and say, ‘That’s a badass in a chair.’ I’m trying to break the stereotype that people in wheelchairs are helpless.”

(Continued from page 11) a better place. Leadership comes from the disabled and the able-bodied alike, working together to enable and empower one another. By making our own community stronger, we lead by example to share our vision nationwide. PossAbilities shares the values of Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus by innovating excellence in Christ-centered health care through community outreach and support. Q: Over the years how many people has PossAbilities served? A: On an annual basis, PossAbilities is able to impact nearly 20,000 people in the community. Advocacy is created for those with disabilities to include patients, family members, spectators that attend events or observe program activities. Community partners include those who are directly impacted by the outreach provided by PossAbilities. Q: Coming back. When does “rehab” end and recovery/re-integration begin? A: Rehabilitation and recovery becomes a lifelong journey for those with a permanent physical disability. While at Loma Linda University Medical Center,

patients receive rehabilitation through physical, occupational, speech and other therapies. PossAbilities and its members have an opportunity to meet and visit with patients during their hospital stay through a peer visiting program. Members of PossAbilities with similar disabilities go through the official volunteer screening, orientation and training to prepare them to visit with patients one-on-one. It is through this visitation and mentoring that information about PossAbilities is shared with patients. New direction and hope is provided by members of PossAbilities with patients. By sharing their journey, they are able to encourage and support those who are experiencing disability for the first time. The social, emotional and spiritual support that can be given to patients can have a lasting impact on their lives. It is the hope that before a patient leaves the hospital they know that they are important, that the staff and members of the hospital and PossAbilities care about them and that their future has promise. This begins the recovery and re-integration process. The message is clear. We care about

ensuring that our patients become whole, and we strive to be a part of helping each person find their new direction and path in life. Together we can do this through this movement we call “PossAbilities.” Q: How and why did the group come to be involved in the Redlands Bicycle Classic? A: In 2007, a relationship was built between the staff members of PossAbilities and the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Many professional and recreational cyclists in the Redlands community were support members of PossAbilities, and wanted to use the Redlands Bicycle Classic as a platform to create advocacy and awareness of disability in the community. A handcycle race, directed and run by PossAbilities, was born. It was through this race that the program was able to showcase the work that PossAbilities does in the community. The intention was to send a strong message of the power of inclusion. It was from there that the Redlands Bicycle Classic has included a para-cycling race series in their lineup with professional races. (Continues on page 15)

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Fundraising for Road to Rio Q: Fundraising and status of the Road to Rio 2016 athletes. Who are they, how is training going, is everything locked in? A: A sports luncheon is held each spring to raise money for the Road to Rio program. In 2014, Amy Purdy, amputee, paralympic gold medalist and former contestant on “Dancing with Stars,” was the guest speaker at the luncheon. Over $140,000 has been raised for the Road to Rio program in the past two years. This fundraising helps cover the cost of equipment, training, travel, race fees and more for athletes who participate in the program. To make a donation to the Road to Rio program, visit www.

Athlete bios Greg Crouse

Amputee, para-canoer In August 1988, Greg Crouse was serving overseas as a cannon crewman on a howitzer battery in the U.S. Army. While a pedestrian on a weekend furlough from duty, Greg was struck by a drunk driver on a motorcycle, rupturing his stomach, cracking his hips, shattering his left femur in four places, and severing his left leg below the knee. Crouse was heli-lifted to a hospital to be treated, flat lining twice, once on the helicopter en route and once on the operating table. Recovery and physical therapy ensued for over 18 months stateside. Upon his honorable service discharge, Greg drifted aimlessly and fell into a bleak and dark period in the ‘90s. He didn’t find himself again until his discovery of adaptive sports and activities in 2001 with other disabled veterans and motivated athletes. Greg has represented the United States four times in international competition in outrigger canoeing and continues to achieve his goals. He is ranked No. 1 in his class in open men’s para-canoe for Team U.S.A. and is on the U.S. national team. His next goal is to represent the U.S. in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

André Barbieri

Amputee, para-triathlete Since the injury that cost him his left leg, André Barbieri has developed a passion for triathlons. In 2010, André fell victim to a snowboarding accident that culminated in the amputation of his left leg. André suffered a compound fracture to his femur that severed his femoral artery, tore the nerves and veins in his leg, and he nearly died after losing a lot of blood. As a member of Team PossAbilities, André has worked with prosthetists at Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus to develop a biking leg and a running leg that will allow him to train and compete in para-triathlon events. André is currently the Brazilian champion in his para-triathlon class. His dream is to one day compete in the Paralympics.


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Delmon Dunston

Quadriplegic, para-cyclist On July 14, 2000, Delmon Dunston was practicing wrestling moves with a friend, performing a double leg take down when his head hit his grappling partner’s hip. The force from the move shattered his sixth vertebrae in his neck. Del was rushed to Loma Linda University Medical Center where doctors discovered that he not only shattered his vertebrae but injured his spinal cord as well. As a result of the injuries sustained, Del was paralyzed from the chest down. For two years after the accident, Del tried to piece his life back together. Today, Del is a spokesperson for Team PossAbilities as well as an accomplished handcyclist training for a spot on the U.S. national team as an H1 handcyclist. Recently, Del placed third in his category at the U.S. national championships. Del hopes to turn his dedication and commitment to training into a victory when he attains a spot on the U.S. para-cycling team.

Quest Diagnostics donates $1 million, is program title sponsor for PossAbilities By James Ponder

uest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, recently became the exclusive program title sponsor for Loma Linda University PossAbilities, the free, nonprofit community outreach program for people with permanent physical disabilities. The sponsorship agreement calls for Quest Diagnostics to contribute $1 million to the PossAbilities program over the next three years. “We would like to thank our founding partner, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, for the support they offered us over the last seven years,” noted Dr. Pedro Payne, director of PossAbilities. “We now take our first steps into the future with our new title sponsor, Quest Diagnostics. With this new collaboration we look forward to a fruitful partnership that will last for many years.” The sponsorship agreement was announced at the Oct. 8 Road to Rio Sports Luncheon. At that time, Dr. Garry FitzGerald, vice president for business

development at Loma Linda University Health Care, announced the sponsorship agreement and presented Patricia V. Murphy, commercial sales director for Quest Diagnostics Inc., a bouquet of flowers in appreciation for her organization’s support. “The notion of making man whole through sports and competitiveness speaks to me on a very personal level,” Murphy said. “I believe that the essence of drive and ambition to win comes as a divine gift to all of us. Sometimes that gift can be temporarily lost in pain, sorrow or personal challenge. “PossAbilities,” Murphy continued, “strives to restore wholeness of body and soul through physical, spiritual and social means, thus restoring the divine gift of the human condition to fullness through competition and social belonging.”

Cotie Williams, manager of community outreach and patient experience at Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus and Loma Linda University Heart and Surgical Hospital, said the Quest contribution will be used to fund a variety of PossAbilities activities including the Road to Rio program, the annual triathlon, the celebration dinner, the Redlands Bicycle Classic Para-Cycling Race Series, and the Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative Expo and Conference. In addition, Williams said the funds also will underwrite the grant and scholarship program that awards more than $50,000 per year in adaptive equipment, accessibility projects, sporting activities, and educational scholarships for PossAbilities members. “Within PossAbilities, we do all of our own fundraising,” Williams said. “Every dollar raised goes directly back to our disabled members. It is with such grateful hearts that we receive this gift from Quest Diagnostics. Our common mission is to make man whole. As partners, we are able to continue to create opportunities providing new direction and hope to those we serve.”

(Continued from page 13) In 2013, the PossAbilities Para-cycling Race Series was one of the first in the nation to incorporate all para-cyling categories which include handcycling, trikes, uprights and blind tandems. For the sake of inclusion, a recumbent class also has been integrated in the other listed classes. The Redlands Bicycle Classic is an example of what can be accomplished when community partners come together for a common cause. Over the last eight years Loma Linda University PossAbilities has teamed up with our friends from the Redlands Classic to host this wonderful community event that brings together our Southern California residents, local leaders, as well as professional and amateur cyclists from all over the United States. Working together with all of our local community partners helps us to offer the Inland Empire a fun and engaging family time while also sharing our message of healthy living and an active lifestyle. Q: What’s the difference between integrated vs. adaptive sports?

A: Adaptive sports are sports that are modified to meet the needs of those with disabilities. Modified equipment is used to attain that goal. In lieu of standard upright bicycles, in the sport of para-cycling, lay down cycles powered only by hand cranks are used for those with paraplegia, quadriplegia, amputation, brain injury, and other disabilities. The bringing together of pro cycling able bodied cyclists and challenged athletes in para-cycling is how we integrate all athletes, able bodied and challenged, into one event. Q: What constitutes success for an individual involved in PossAbilities? A: When someone suffers a tragedy that alters their mobility or ability to function independently, the power of understanding, learning and thriving beyond that tragedy can largely depend on the support and resources one receives. Success according to the PossAbilities program is when man is whole — a whole mind, body and spirit. Through the resources and support that PossAbilities provides, those with disabilities have a network of support and resources

to help them take control back of their lives and be a productive part of society. Q: How is “disabled” athletes training different from other athletes? How is it the same? A: There is not much of a difference between able bodied and challenged athletes training in their respective sport. Challenged athletes have the same goal as able bodied athletes, but their physical limitations add additional challenges. For example, Delmon Dunston (quadriplegic, handcyclist and paralympic hopeful) has a similar training regimen as a pro cyclist. A typical weekly training schedule for Delmon is 20 hours on the bike, six hours in the gym, and a strict low-fat/high carbohydrate healthy diet. The drastic difference for Delmon vs. able bodied cyclists is that he only uses his arms to power and pedal the bike, whereas able bodied cyclist have the use of their entire body and legs. As a quadriplegic, Delmon is unable to grip his pedals with his hands. He has to use specially designed cuffs to hold on.


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Start – San Manuel Village, 27959 Highland Ave., Highland Finish – Base Line Road and Church Street, Highland 8:45 a.m. – Highland Circuit Race for Women, Stage 1 (14 laps, 41.3 miles) 11 a.m. – Highland Circuit Race for Men, Stage 1 (20 laps, 58.1 miles)

Start/Finish – Citrus Avenue, downtown Redlands 7:10 a.m. – Criterium for Men, Cat. 5 (40 minutes, 0.65-mile course) 7:55 a.m. – Criterium for Men Masters 55+/60+, Phil Richards Memorial (40 minutes, 0.65-mile course) 8:40 a.m. – Criterium for Women, Cat. 1-3 (50 minutes, 0.65-mile course) 9 a.m. – PossAbilities Para-cycle Clinic, lower level parking structure (until 1 p.m.) 10 a.m. – Beaver Medical Group Sunset Road Race for Women, Stage 5 (9 laps, 68.1 miles) 10:05 a.m. – Criterium for Men Masters 45+, Cat. 1-4 (45 minutes, 0.65-mile course) 10:55 a.m. – Criterium for Men, Cat. 4 (40 minutes, 0.65-mile course) 11:40 a.m. – Criterium for Men, Cat. 3 (55 minutes, 0.65-mile course) 1:30 p.m. – Beaver Medical Group Sunset Road Race for Men, Stage 5 (12 laps, 94.1 miles) 1:40 p.m. – Criterium for Men Masters 35+, Cat. 1-4 (50 minutes, 1-mile course) 2:35 p.m. – PossAbilities Para-cycle Criterium, Stage 4 (30 minutes, 0.65-mile course) 3:15 p.m. – Criterium for Men Pro, Cat. 1-2 (non-stage) (75 minutes, 1-mile course)

Thursday, April 9 Start/Finish – East Boat Ramp, North Shore Drive, Big Bear Lake 10:30 a.m. – PossAbilities Para-cycle Time Trial, Stage 1 (4.3 miles) 11:30 a.m. – Big Bear Time Trial for Women, Stage 2 (7.8 miles) 1:15 p.m. – Big Bear Time Trial for Men, Stage 2 (7.8 miles)

Friday, April 10 Start – Bryant Street north of Oak Glen Road Finish – Oak Glen Village 8:45 a.m. – PossAbilities Para-cycle Circuit Road Race, Stage 2 (10 laps, 24 miles) 10:30 a.m. – City of Yucaipa Road Race for Men, Stage 3 (5 laps, 75.9 miles) 11:40 a.m. – City of Yucaipa Road Race for Women, Stage 3 (3 laps, 47.7 miles)

Presented by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Saturday, April 11 Start/Finish – Citrus Avenue, downtown Redlands 7 a.m. – Registration opens for Public Races with School Duel 8 a.m. – Start of R.U.F.F. recreational rides. Event benefits Redlands Unleashed Fidos and Friends, a nonprofit that built and helps maintain the Redlands Dog Park. 9 a.m. – Public Races with School Duel featuring Shimano Youth Series 1:15 p.m. – Flag ceremony and national anthem 1:30 p.m. – PossAbilities Para-cycle Criterium, Stage 3 (30 minutes, 1-mile course) 2:30 p.m. – City of Redlands Criterium for Women, Stage 4 (60 minutes, 1-mile course) 4:30 p.m. – City of Redlands Criterium for Men, Stage 4 (90 minutes, 1-mile course) 6:05 p.m. – Free family concert

Cyclists compete in the Redlands Criterium race during the 2014 Redlands Bicycle Classic. Photo by Rachel Luna

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Day by Day • Redlands Bicycle Classic Stage 3 • Friday, April 10

Highland Circuit Race

Yucaipa Road Race

• 8:45 a.m. for women, 14 laps, 41.3 miles • 11 a.m. for men, 20 laps, 58.1 miles

• 8:45 a.m. PossAbilities para-cyclists, 10 laps, 24 miles, reduced course (Stage 2) • 10:30 a.m. for men, 5 laps, 75.9 miles • 11:40 a.m. for women, 3 laps, 47.7 miles

Boulder Ave

Stage 1 • Wednesday, April 8

The race starts at San Manuel Village. Then proceeds south on Boulder Ave., then east on Base Line. Race is neutral (controlled) until reaching the race circuit at Base Line and Webster Street.

Highland Finish line is approximately 200 yards west of Church Street.


Feed zone on E. Colton Ave.

King/Queen of Mountain at Juniper Ave.


Climber points awarded on selected laps.

Church St

Base Line Rd

Climber points awarded on selected laps.

Stage 2 • Thursday, April 9

Big Bear Time Trial

• 10:30 a.m., Poss-Abilities para-cyclists, 4.3 miles (Stage 1) • 11:30 a.m. for women, 7.8 miles • 1:15 p.m. for men, 7.8 miles

Turnaround at 3.9 miles

Time trial starts and finishes on North Shore Drive, just opposite the entrance to the East Boat Ramp.

Sprint points for the top 5 finishers. Big Bear Lake

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Stage 5 • Sunday, April 12

Beaver Medical Group Sunset Road Race • 10 a.m. for women, 9 laps, 68.1 miles • 1:30 p.m. for men, 12 laps, 94.1 miles The Sunset Road race will begin at the Start/Finish line on Citrus Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets. From there it will proceed east to Olive Avenue, then southwest to San Mateo Street, turning southeast to Highland Avenue. The route then follows Highland northeast to Cajon Street, then Cajon southeast to Garden Street which will take riders to the loop shown below.

To the finish after laps completed

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Redlands Climber points awarded on selected laps. After completing the designated loops, riders will backtrack along the same route to downtown Redlands. In addition to three extra laps of the Sunset loop, the men’s race begins with a two-lap loop downtown (Citrus-Olive-Sixth-Vine-Cajon) and concludes with five laps of the criterium course.

Stage 4 • Saturday, April 11

Redlands Criterium Downtown Redlands

• 1:30 p.m., PossAbilities para-cyclists, 30 minutes (Stage 3) • 2:30 p.m. for women, 60-minute timed event • 4:30 p.m. for men, 90-minute timed event PossAbilities Para-cycling

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The Redlands Bicycle Classic also includes four stages for para-cyclist competition. Stage 1: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 9 – Big Bear Time Trial of 4.3 miles has the same start/finish line and follows the general time trial route with the turnaround point 2.15 miles from the start. Stage 2: 8:45 a.m., Friday, April 10 – The PossAbilities Paracycle Circuit Road Race features 10 laps on a reduced course for a total of 24 miles. Stage 3 and Stage 4: 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 11, and 2:35 p.m. Sunday, April 12 – The criterium races in Redlands are 30-minute events and follow the standard course with some variations.

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2015 Legends Award: Mari Holden Being a legend is about more than winning races, it’s about contributing to the sport, showing endurance and character and leaving a legacy that endures after the racing career ends. This year, 1998 RBC winner and Sydney Olympics silver medalist Mari Holden has been selected for the honor. Today, Holden is director of team TWENTY16 and works as a consultant and motivational speaker. In addition to her national titles and Olympic medals, Holden was selected because of her work to help young women athletes, says Scott Welsh, Redlands Bicycle Classic marketing director. Holden has been invited to speak to riders prior to the start of the women’s pro criterium at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 11.

R.U.F.F. & public rides The Bicycle Classic is a community event, with activities for children, students and recreational riders. One such event is the April 11 R.U.F.F. (Redlands Unleashed Fidos and Friends) ride that raises funds to help maintain the city dog park. Specific details on this, as well as amateur and public rides, at

Food & music Even when there’s not action on the road, on Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12, things will be hopping at the RBC EXPO on the south side of East Citrus Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets. Activities will begin with a 7 a.m. pancake breakfast Saturday, hosted by the Redlands Noon Kiwanis, and later will include music by the band, Guilty Conscience, and BMX demonstrations. A family concert starts just after 6 p.m. Saturday.


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Wagyu Burger with Comté cheese and teriyaki onions at the Caprice Cafe. Photo by Marc Piron


ig wheels, long rides and big, sumptuous original burgers. It’s no lucky accident that Redlands restaurants are putting special fare on their menus April 7-12, the same week a host of cyclists and fans will be in town for the 2015 Redlands Bicycle Classic. While the week pays tribute to the Clipper Restaurant in San Fernando — credited as the first spot a hamburger was plated in California back in 1871 — it was selected with a nod to the Classic to give city dining spots an opportunity to showcase their food and creativity to a broader audience.

Participating restaurants Arley’s Burger Pit, 1150 Brookside Ave., Suite I, Redlands Caprice Cafe, 104 E. State St., Suite O, Redlands Carolyn’s Cafe Redlands, 1711 W. Lugonia Ave., No. 101, Redlands Citrone Restaurant & Bar, 328 Orange St., Redlands Cuca’s Mexican Food, 1752 E. Lugonia Ave., No. 121, Redlands Darby’s American Cantina, 1 E. State St., Redlands Eureka Burger, 345 W. Pearl Ave., Redlands Joe Greensleeves, 220 Orange St., Redlands

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taste | the state

A winner from the start New downtown gastropub has really got the goods By DAVID COHEN


he State is a gastropub with an emphasis on small-batch whiskeys, an array of beers and interesting food selections that soon will be growing in number. The front of the restaurant seems to be


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where the drinking crowd hangs out, while those planning to order food gravitate to tables in the back where the noise level is low enough to carry on a conversation. It’s a high-energy place where the servers are well-schooled in both the food selections and the beers that marry well with each dish. In fact, prior to ordering,

they are more than willing to bring out tastes of draft beers so you can determine what best suits your palate. There also are 70 whiskeys available, sporting such names as The Irishman, Balvenie and Highland Park. Another is Templeton Rye, said to be gangster Al Capone’s whiskey of choice, from

There are 70 whiskeys available, including Templeton Rye from a small town in rural Iowa. It was gangster Al Capone’s whiskey of choice.

Photos by Eric Reed

Poutine, a classic French Canadian dish, left, is one of the best-sellers at The State. Michele Michaels, top left, draws one of the many beers on tap for a customer during lunch; other State specialties include Ale Steamed Mussels, top right; a house garden burger with Greek yogurt dressing, bottom right; and a pork belly sandwich.

a small town in rural Iowa. Twenty beers are on draft, including Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose, New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA and Pizza Port Chronic Amber. Bottle/can selections include Avery Collaboration (Belgian strong) and Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red. An abundant cocktails selection includes the delicious Jungle Bird made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum (a favorite of James Bond), Cana Brava white rum, Breckenridge Bitters, brown sugar syrup and fresh pineapple and lime juices. Now, it’s on to the food menu, which was created by restaurant owner Billy Haig and Jonathon Wiener, the executive chef at

The Lounge 22. While somewhat limited in scope, it will be expanding and currently offers some intriguing options. From the Dip-Nibble-Share section, we started a recent visit with the bruschetta. It’s an Italian bread sliced and spread with Di Stefano burrata (a creamier consistency than more commonly used mozzarella), topped with purple basil, tomatoes and drizzled with truffled olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar. The mac ’n’ cheese uses an aged white cheddar sauce over orecchiette pasta (instead of the listed strozzapreti, which translates from the Italian as “priest strangler”) and is topped with bread crumbs. Add crispy chopped bacon for an

extra $2. The flavors would stand out more if guanciale or pancetta were used rather than regular bacon. Poutine is a classic French Canadian dish, the base being cheese curds, gravy and french fries (in this case, house cut) to which they add tender braised short-rib meat that really sets it apart from other versions of the dish. It’s a true comfort food and goes well with a strong Belgian dark ale like Collaboration by Avery. The final dish from this section was the Ale Steamed Mussels, which were bathed in a delicious broth of coconut milk and pungent lemongrass and garnished with chopped cilantro. Try the New Belgium Slow Ride with this generous portion of mussels. At the time we visited, six burgers were available (more will be added soon), and we opted for the Foragers Burger topped with Maitake and Hen of the Woods wild mushrooms along with caramelized onions and melted black truffle cheese. The burger is hand-formed and offers an array of robust flavors that linger on the palate. Eat it slowly to savor the complex, earthy tastes as long as possible. It comes with sides of Tabasco ketchup and spicy beer mustard, but frankly, it doesn’t need any condiments whatsoever. A glass of Modern Times Oatmeal Coffee Stout or Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea coffee imperial porter marries nicely with this item. Our last choice was the Pork Belly Sandwich, which was a rich and fatty slice of pork belly with hints of fennel, topped with a vinegary coleslaw and pickled red onions that nicely cut through the richness of the meat, along with a black garlic aioli. This is a sandwich with a robust flavor profile that will not be forgotten anytime soon. Order a Pizza Port Chronic Amber to drink with it. spring 2015 | |


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Chef Shane Spencer prepares a dish at lunchtime.

Items that may soon appear on the menu include a Blue Collar Burger with cranberries and bleu cheese crumbles; Tater Tots stuffed with pulled pork; and a board with cheeses and in-house cured meats. I’d also like to see such items as a foie gras terrine, steak tartare and a cheese plate make appearances in the future.


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The State Where: 22 E. State St., Redlands Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday Prices: $6-$15 for Dip-Nibble-Share items; $10-$16 for burgers and sandwiches Information: thestateonstate, 909-793-2777

When Billy Haig opened The State in December, it was the realization of a dream. For years, the entrepreneur was part of the family business, selling skateboards, clothes, body piercing jewelry and other items at several outlets, including a store at San Bernardino’s Inland Center Mall. But Haig says he “always” wanted to open a restaurant/bar of his own. A little more than five years ago he was scouting locations in Redlands. Shortly after finding an opening next to the Krikorian movie theater, an investor dropped out of the project and Haig went a different route, landing as a manager and bartender at Eureka! Burger in Claremont. Last June, the downtown space that Farm Artisan Foods had occupied for seven years became available. Haig hooked up with his brother, Mike, and a longtime friend, Justin Canela, to open a place with speakeasy/ gastropub concept — The State. “Everything here — the food, the whiskey, the beer — is something that I’m very passionate about,” said Billy Haig. “You have to enjoy what you do, and these are the things that I enjoy when I dine out.”

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music | cracker

Musical road map Cracker spans from Redlands to ‘Berkeley to Bakersfield’ By GEORGE A. PAUL


efying expectations is nothing new for Cracker. Core members David Lowery and Johnny Hickman grew up in Redlands and came to prominence during the height of the 1990s grunge era. Mixing roots, rock, country and more with front man Lowery’s raspy vocals and wry lyrics, the band performed what was a precursor to what later became known as alt-country music. Cracker sounded like nothing else at the time and notched half a dozen rock radio hits, including “Low,” “Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now),” “Get Off This” and “Happy Birthday to Me,” plus a platinum sophomore disc (“Kerosene Hat”). Lowery also ran a Virginia studio, where he produced other artists (Counting Crows, Joan Osborne) between Cracker albums. Then the singer/guitarist reunited with 1980s alternative cult fave Camper Van Beethoven. From the 2000s onward, he has pulled double duty, regularly touring and releasing albums with both acts. Now, Lowery splits his time between playing music, teaching music business finance near his home at the University of Georgia, Athens, and championing musicians’ digital rights via well-regarded community blog and elsewhere. On Cracker’s solid new double album, “Berkeley to Bakersfield,” Lowery and singer/guitarist Hickman reconvened the “Kerosene Hat”-era lineup of bassist Davey Faragher (a fellow Redlands native) and drummer Michael Urbano. They recorded the aggressive, politically minded first half


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Johnny Hickman, left, and David Lowery, who co-founded Cracker 24 years ago, go on a musical road trip through California in the band’s latest release, “Berkeley to Bakersfield.”

quickly live, while various musicians handled the traditional California country sound on the second. Lowery’s vivid lyrics touch upon various Northern California locations; Hickman brings things down further south for the whimsical “San Bernardino Boy.” We caught up with Lowery, 54,

to talk about his I.E. days and Cracker’s new material. Question: How did living in Redlands from age 9 influence your music? Answer: There wasn’t a whole lot to do there as a teenager, so you had to create your own fun. I started playing in bands when I was 16. We did house parties.


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There were a lot of great players in Redlands. All the Faragher brothers went on to be session players. I went to Redlands High School, which was definitely quirky. I was around a lot of creative people who went on to do really interesting things. I had a lot of creative mentors and teachers. Q: What were some of your hangouts and places to catch live music back then? A: There weren’t really any in Redlands. We went to Riverside to see shows at The Barn and Raincross Square. For a while, The Ritz — a Hispanic dance nightclub — would do punk rock/new wave nights on Mondays. That was actually really important. Great shows there. All the classic early ’80s punk rock bands from Southern California played that place. There was also a place briefly in San Bernardino called The Beat. It didn’t survive, but it tried to be a punk rock/new wave live venue. Q: Johnny has said the I.E. music scene had a certain attitude and style. Do you think those elements have always been present in Cracker? A: I first started playing guitar at 14 because my sister was learning banjo. A lot of people around the Inland Empire and the desert were playing hippie country and bluegrass in the ’70s. They had the Calico Bluegrass Festival. There was a big country movement there which is largely forgotten. Q: Two years ago, Cracker played Hangar 24’s fourth anniversary party. How was that experience? A: It was a great homecoming show. We’d love to do that again. There’s not really [another] venue in Redlands for us to play. Hangar 24 is pretty interesting.

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on these while also working on the two Camper records [revolving around the Golden State]. At one point I said, “I’m just giving in to this. Guess I’ll have a four-disc set about California between the two bands. Then I’ll have to move on from there.” Q: Did you have a hard time compartmentalizing between the two bands’ California songs? A: Sort of, but the two bands have two very different styles of working and the lyrical subject matter is pretty different between the two bands, so I was able to separate ’em. Over

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edlands, the city of greener living? Perhaps. While the city is known in and beyond Southern California as the home of the geographic data tech firm Esri, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine, the Redlands Bicycle Classic and the University of Redlands, there’s also an abundance of charm and beauty nestled in private gardens and around the city’s classic homes. This year, as part of its longstanding tradition, the Redlands Horticultural & Improvement Society presents its 2015 Gardens of Note spring tour of six lovely gardens — most of which will feature live music along with growing and green treasures. In conjunction with the tour will be demonstrations and displays at the Cutler Building at 201 Cajon St. and the society’s annual spring plant sale. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, April 18-19. Ticket prices are $15 for adults with children 13 and younger free with an adult. The spring plant sale will be held at the plant yard located in Prospect Park, adjacent to the Carriage House. Plant sale hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 18, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 19. Advance tickets will be available at the Redlands Art Association, Precious Times Antique Mall, Gerrard’s Market, Olive Market, Cherry Valley Nursery and Sunshine Nursery as well as at gardens on the days of the tour.

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redlands bowl | summer music festival Richard M. Sherman, far left, won two Oscars with his brother, Robert, for creating the music for “Mary Poppins.” Wayne Scott, right, will be staging the show at the Redlands Bowl in July. PHOTO COURTESY JEFF DEWITT


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Flight plan developing for ‘Mary Poppins’ By JERRY RICE


hile the Redlands Bowl has no runway, actors soon will be landing and taking off from its stage for “Mary Poppins.” The Cameron Mackintosh/Disney Broadway version of the musical promises to be one of the highlights of the Summer Music Festival, says Wayne Scott, who will be producing and directing the show, July 23-26. And, in a cool milestone for the historic venue, everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny will fly. To pull off the stunt, a truss will be erected on the Bowl stage for the first time to support the apparatus necessary for smooth flight. Also, special flying choreography rehearsals will be called and integrated into the final rehearsals, says Scott. Flying by Foy will help create the aerial magic. Established in 1957 by Peter Foy — the guy who made it possible for Mary Martin to soar on Broadway as Peter Pan — the company has recently elevated Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and U2 during concert tours and TV appearances. As for Scott, he has used the equipment twice before, as an assistant director in the 1980s for Junior University productions of “Peter Pan” and “Mary Poppins.” He’s looking forward to the challenge that a much larger venue will bring. “Producing any musical at the Redlands Bowl, which seats 6,000 people, feels a bit like the theatrical equivalent of preparing for a lunar landing,” Scott said. “There are daunting logistics to handle that are now compounded by the added challenge of flying characters.” Information:


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Savory and sweet treats from local restaurants, caterers and bakeries were on the menu for the 21st annual Chocolate Fantasy, presented recently by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside at the Mitten Building in Redlands. The event raised more than $85,000 for club programs, including all-day camps, field trips, academic support and scholarships. Information: 4





(1) Angela Brooks Van Niel and Peter Van Niel (2) Celia and Alan Ricard (3) Richard and Marianne Baldwin (4) Rowena and James Ramos (5) P.T. McEwen, left, and Tim Rochford (6) Melissa Martin and Shawn Wood (7) Dani Trynoski, left, and Jonathon Weiner (8) Chocolate desserts ready to be enjoyed. Photos by Nicholas Cade and Christine French



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Craig Cremer shows waitress Lori Beck the records he brought in to share at The Mitten Building.

Brick bones, cherished past “Wherever is your heart, I call home.” — Brandi Carlile, from “The Firewatcher’s Daughter,” 2015


long State Street, at the Kimberly Crest hilltop, at the Citrograph building, and at UofR and Augie’s, this berg, Redlands, knows where its heart is. It cherishes the past as the present moves forward. One such place where that happens is The Mitten Building, where beer and sandwiches are served up in the comfortable boiler room restaurant, and, monthly (and sometimes more frequently), the adjoining room


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Quick Kimchi Cucumbers with pickled cabbage, left, and smoked pulled pork shoulder piled high on sourdough bread and topped with house barbeque sauce.

opens up for live music. Recently we sent photographer Eric Reed to catch the ambience of the place, where records were spinning as a warmup to an appearance by Groove Session in the adjoining, larger room. First opened in 1890 as the Haight Citrus Packing House, the structure at 345 N. Fifth St. was home to the Mitten Letter Factory for 40 years from 1940. In addition to its current incarnation featuring food and live music, the venue is available for rentals. More info at the and on Facebook at Music at the Mitten.

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