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Yellow jerseys, golden moments Special issue: The Redlands Bicycle Classic celebrates 30 years

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For host families, their homes become a little more crowded during the Classic, but they wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. They view it as an opportunity to support a major community event and the chance to develop new friendships.

24 PAINTING, PEDALING & PANCAKES Pro cyclists racing in the circuits and criteriums are the marquee events, but there’s much more to experience: paintings by Tracy Bailey Holmes that beautifully capture the Classic, public rides that put locals in the spotlight, and flapjacks prepared by Kiwanis members to get the morning going.

28 TIPS FROM THE PROS To perform their best in competition, cyclists need to train hard and be smart about what they eat. Can weekend athletes, or even those wanting to improve their fitness, learn from the pros? Absolutely, say two athletes who race and also have other careers.

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ALSO • Welcome, from the RBC president 6 • Classic marks 30 years of tradition 7 • Then & now: evolution in cycling 14-16 • Race and event schedule 17 • Day by day: route maps 18-19 • Fan’s guide and key rules 21-22 • Essay: City’s rich cycling heritage 33

DEPARTMENTS Arts & culture calendar 4 Nonprofit calendar 5 Seen, Unforgettable Hearts Awards and Chocolate Fantasy 34 ON THE COVER

Representing a rich biking heritage in Redlands, members of several local cycling clubs ride some of the same roads that make up the courses in the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Behind them is the Police Department annex at the intersection of Vine and Cajon streets. Dan Rendler, a former RBC president and a longtime volunteer, is in the yellow jersey. The riders stopped for a group photo that appears on Page 33. Photo by Eric Reed




Editorial: 909-386-3899; fax 909-885-8741 or Adver tising: 909-386-3936; fax 909-884-2536 REDLANDS MAGAZINE Produced by LANG Custom Publishing, which is affliliated with The Redlands Daily Facts, The Sun and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Single copy price: $3.95. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to 2041 E. Fourth St. Ontario, CA 91764 Copyright 2014 Redlands Magazine. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Redlands Magazine is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photos or artwork even if accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.



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THROUGH APRIL 27  –  Adaptation

of the classic award-winning production. Performance interpreted for the deaf, April 12. LifeHouse Theater, 1135 N. Church St., Redlands; 909-335-3037; Also: “Heidi,” May 10-June 1; “Treasure Island,” June 14-July 13; “Seussical the Musical,” July 26-Aug. 31.

‘PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES’ musical set in a Southern highway rest stop. Redlands Footlighters, 1810 Bar ton Road, Redlands; 909-793-2909; MAY 1-18  –  Country-flavored

ROB THOMAS APRIL 2  –  In concer t. Pechanga Resor t & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, near Temecula; 877-711-2946; Also: Kenichi Ebina Dance-ish Enter tainment, April 12-13; Chocolate Decadence, April 18; Pechanga Wine Festival, April 19; Barenaked Ladies, April 26; Pepe Aguilar, May 3; Air Supply, June 7.

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS MAY 24-25  –  Second annual presentation of visual and performing ar ts, and a juried ar t show with $6,000 in prizes. Historical ar t show at the A.K. Smiley Public Library, a kids’ zone, food truck area, and a wine and beer garden. Smiley Park, between Cajon and Grant streets, Redlands; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day; free admission; www.redlandsfestivalar


concer t. San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland; doors open at 6:30 p.m.; 800-359-2464; Also: Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, April 17. BIG & RICH APRIL 4  –  In concer t. Morongo Casino Resor t and Spa, 4955 Seminole Drive, Cabazon; 9 p.m.; 888-667-6646; Also: Thunder from Down Under, May 2; Mariachi Divas, May 4; Smokey Robinson, May 16. RAMON AYALA APRIL 5  –  In concer t. Primm Valley Casino Resor ts, Interstate 15 at the California/ Nevada state line; 8 p.m.; 800-745-3000; www.primmvalleyresor Also: The Coasters and Sonny Turner, April 12; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, April 26; Ear th, Wind & Fire, May 10.

THE GREAT ALL-AMERICAN YOUTH CIRCUS MAY 2-18  –  With the theme “CircuSea Treasure,” the 74th season features performers who tumble, juggle, unicycle, build pyramids, fly through the air and do other circus-type acts. Redlands YMCA, 500 E. Citrus Ave.; 909-798-9622, Ext. 360;

DRAMA CAMPS JUNE 16-AUG. 15  –  Stars of Tomorrow summer camps, with productions including “Madagascar,” “Repunzel’s Tangled Hair,” “Oz,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Aladdin” and “Just for Teens Grease.” 909-335-1082; HISTORICAL GLASS MUSEUM ONGOING  –  More than 7,000 items — dating from the 1800s to today — made by American glass-makers and ar tists are available for display. 1157 N. Orange St., Redlands; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and

RED DIRT ART FESTIVAL APRIL 12  –  Featuring the works of more than 30 ar tists producing jewelry, paintings, clothing, sculpture, photography, pottery and mixed media. Rain date April 19. Smiley Park, Cajon and Vine streets, Redlands; 909-856-2894; www.reddir tar REDLANDS SYMPHONY APRIL 12  –  “Connect with the Heroes” honors the sacrifice of veterans, with selections that include “Spitfire,” by William Walton; “Victory at Sea,” by Richard Rodgers; and “Hymn to the Fallen” from “Saving Private Ryan,” by John Williams. Jon Rober tson conducts. Memorial Chapel, University of Redlands, 1200 E. Colton Ave.; 8 p.m.; 909-748-8018; GARDEN TOUR & PLANT SALE APRIL 26-27  –  Tour of six private gardens in Redlands, presented by Redlands Hor ticultural


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RUN THROUGH REDLANDS APRIL 27  –  31st annual event features a cer tified 5K, 10K and half-marathon, along a course of tree-lined streets that goes past many Victorian homes and historic sites.

Sunday, weekday group tours by appointment; 909-798-0868;

Country Club, 1749 Garden St.; – Vintage Redlands, a self-guided wine- and food-tasting tour through historic downtown Redlands. Sample wines and appetizers from local restaurants and wineries. Live enter tainment at multiple stops along the tour. Proceeds benefit the Citrograph Scholarship Fund, which presents scholarships to students pursuing an education in business, graphic design or music. Downtown Redlands; 6-9:30 p.m.; 888-494-9044;

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March 29 – Red Wine & Blues, the 29th annual wine tasting and food extravaganza features select wines direct from vintners, international foods, desser ts and live music. Bid on live and silent auction items; oppor tunity drawings. Redlands Country Club, 1749 Garden St.; 4-7 p.m.; $75 in advance, $85 at the door; 909-793-4806;

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– Redlands Community Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser and an oppor tunity to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. 24-hour walk star ts at 9 a.m. Redlands East Valley High School, 31000 Colton Ave.;

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rbc | from the president


n behalf of the Organizing Committee of The Redlands Bicycle Classic, welcome to the 30th annual edition of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, presented this year by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. This year’s Redlands Bicycle Classic will truly be special as we celebrate 30 years of a well established tradition that brings the professional and amateur cycling communities together to promote a healthy lifestyle in a family friendly environment. This year’s Redlands Bicycle Classic presented by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will feature five days of racing for the professional men’s and women’s teams. You will not want to miss this opportunity to see up close and personal world class athletes as they race on the streets of Redlands, Beaumont, Big Bear and, new this year, the return of the City of Highland Circuit Race. In addition to the professional racing, there will be racing with a strong field of Para-Cyclists, licensed amateurs and public races for all ages and abilities. So, whether you are a competitor or spectator make sure you stop by our expo area to support our many organizations and businesses that support the Classic, and stay to enjoy the free

Photo by Don Sproul


concert immediately following the men’s professional race on Saturday, April 5. Entertainment will be provided by Michael Austin, a contestant on season 4 of the hit television show “The Voice” along with his band Austin Law and some of his “Friends.” This is one concert you do not want to miss! Finally, thank you to all of our sponsors who support the Redlands Bicycle Classic and a special thank you to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, our presenting sponsor for the second consecutive year. Sincerely

Bob Peppler Bob Peppler President, Redlands Bicycle Classic

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or 30 years, it has been a moment of inspiration, perspiration and challenge. Teams line up, sporting brightly colored Spandex sprinkled with logos, atop finely tuned, carbon-fiber machines that defy such a commonplace description as “bicycle.” They are muscular and lean young men and women; they are pro and amateur, emerging athletes early in their careers and comeback stories returning from life-threatening accidents and illnesses which sideline the less-courageous. They invade, they inspire and, once again, they return to Redlands — a city of professors, brick buildings and orange groves — to kickoff a U.S. national race calendar that ranges from California’s own Amgen Tour of California to the Tour of Utah and beyond. Pasadena has its Rose Parade; Boston its marathon; Redlands, the Classic. Like other local traditions, this event adds luster

to the community’s reputation — not just because of its riders, but because of the people of Redlands. It’s an all-volunteer show, from president to road marshal. Riders stay in local homes; they visit local schools and they have included some of the best the sport has known. “Where Legends Are Born,” the race slogan, is no idle phrase. American Chris Horner, Amgen winner and Tour de France rider, was here; Australian Cadel Evans, Tour de France winner, was here; American Tejay van Garderen, best young rider in the 2012 Tour de France, competed here … among many other racers well-known to cycling aficionados. More importantly, this event is for everyone, especially those who want to see the sport, close-up. It’s no wonder that people line the streets — especially on criterium day in the downtown — to see the blur of color fly by. — Don Sproul

A wheel-based

community Redlanders open their doors and hearts to riders


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or Tammy Rubio, when the Redlands Bicycle Classic rolls into town each year, it is a much-anticipated event. “It’s like a holiday,” she said. “We get the house ready, get the beds ready and clean out the refrigerator so they have room for their food.” “They” are the members of the bike teams she has hosted in her home for more than two decades, ever since she spotted an advertisement seeking host families. “I thought it would be a great way to support the teams,” she said, noting that most were amateurs back in 1991 when the first riders — five men from Ventura — stayed there. 8

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rbc traditions | host families

Members of the Jelly Belly Presented by Kenda team (left) relax at Tammy Rubio’s house in Redlands as they prepare for an afternoon ride to Oak Glen in 2011. Along with the riders, the team manager and a mechanic bunked at the Rubio home. At right, team members chat in the kitchen.

She enjoyed the experience so much that she has hosted teams every year since, and from 1998 to this year her house has been home base for the 8-10 members of the Jelly Belly men’s team. It’s been an eclectic mix, with riders from Canada, Australia, Mexico, Europe and elsewhere, she said. They are usually at her home for about two weeks, as the San Dimas Stage Race precedes the Redlands classic. “I found that it made watching the race much more enjoyable,” she said of hosting. “We are rooting for the riders we know. We have developed so many friendships through the years and some of the riders change teams so now we know riders on several teams.” This link to the teams — and the city itself — has meant a great deal to Rubio, who has lived in Redlands for 32 years and works as an occupational therapist at Redlands Community Hospital. “The experience has connected us to the city through the years. It would be really hard to move anywhere else because of that connection.” For Cid Breyer hosting teams has generated 20 years of memories, as well as photos of riders, like members of the Web-Cor team at right, programs, patches and other collectibles. Breyer has filled two scrapbooks with the keepsakes.

Such devotion is not uncommon with host families, who see the Classic — holding its 30th event this year, April 2-6 — not only as a world-class bicycle race, but also as something that shines a spotlight on a hometown for which there is tremendous pride. “Since 1985 the Redlands Bicycle Classic has attracted thousands of spectators and participants to the city of Redlands,” said Mayor Pete Aguilar. “These visitors and participants contribute to the rich culture and sense of community that make this such a unique event. We are thrilled to have a role in such a lasting legacy.” In 2013, 81 families hosted 268 riders,

and this year’s numbers are similar, with a possibility of about 300 riders, according to Serena Chow, host housing coordinator for the past eight years. She and co-coordinators Leslie Pompa and Ann Brandt are in charge of finding homes for the riders, a task that begins in earnest each January. For Chow, it’s an extension of her role as a home host since 1997, with the exception

In addition to team photos, host families sometimes find the young riders who spend time in their homes go on to compete in the Olympics and other world events.

of a two-year gap. She starting hosting while living in nearby Loma Linda and continued on when she moved to Redlands 11 years ago. “The first year I hosted the entire team — about nine people. After that, I was


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hooked,” said added. These days she holds an open house at her home the Sunday before the race starts, where host families can come and mingle. It’s that camaraderie that has been an added benefit of housing the teams.

“I see host families throughout the year at the store and around town. Friendships have developed. It’s been a great way to get to know other members of the community.” One of those members is Cid Breyer, who has hosted women’s teams for 20 years. “This is definitely a community event. When I go to the races there is such community support, and I am loving that the race has continued here each year,” she said. The pride in her hometown is evident as Breyer talks about the city where she was born and attended school. She also graduated from the University of Redlands — twice: first with an undergraduate degree in elementary education and liberal arts and later with a master’s in educational leadership. Now retired, the former fourthgrade teacher said she also appreciates how



ANDRE: TRIATHLETE, TEAMMATE, OLYMPIC HOPEFUL As a member of PossAbilites, Andre has created the types of friendships that motivate him to pursue his dreams. His belief in the program has even inspired him to help others discover their passions. Like Loma Linda University Health, Andre believes in contributing time to the things that matter most. That’s what keeps him happy, healthy and motivated. And as a hopeful for the 2016 Paralympics, Andre knows there’s no limit to what he can accomplish.

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Long after the teams have gone, cards and notes trickle in. Relationships can continue through the years, as evidenced by these items saved by Cid Breyer.

the whole town gears up for the race, including students. “I love the way they get the kids in the schools involved in good activities. I always spoke to my classes and sometimes the teams would come to the school to talk to the kids,” she said. She became involved in hosting in 1994, after watching the race for several years with her family. She has often housed 14 or so people for up to six days. “When I first started, two of my four children were still at home,” she said. With their departure, she is able to accommodate a full team using her home and a small back house on her property. Most mornings the racers grab a quick breakfast and head out the door. It’s the evenings that are special. “We can eat a whole meal together and sit and talk and discuss the day and other things,” she said.

Breyer prepares all the evening meals after checking with the team manager in advance about any special needs, such as vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free racers. Reflecting on the past 20 years, Breyer said she’s never had a bad experience. “One of the things that is such a benefit is that I’ve made such wonderful friends,” she said. “We kept in contact through cards and letters and phone calls and now through Facebook. “I still see these people as friends.” She’s also been thrilled to see riders she’s known compete on the world stage. Some years ago, six or seven cyclists who had stayed in her home participated in the cycling events at the Summer Olympics. “That was so exciting,” she said. Host families have been such an inspiration that others have joined their ranks. “I have had several friends who have started hosting because of our experience,” Rubio said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity. I foresee doing this far into the future.”

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How cycling has changed through the years … By Don Sproul


have to admit I’m really pretty amazed that it’s survived 30 years,” says Craig Kundig, one of the founders of the Redlands Bicycle Classic and owner of Cyclery USA shops in Redlands, Riverside and Rancho Cucamonga. The Classic, he recalls, was launched as a part of an effort by then Mayor Carole Beswick to promote the city. What was happening in 1985 when the Classic first appeared? It may not seem that long ago, but here’s some historic context: Ronald Reagan was president. It was the year seat belts became mandatory in the United States; the year internet domain names were invented, and Madonna was on her “Like a Virgin” tour. California-born Greg LeMond was a year away from the first of his three Tour de France victories. A lot has changed. And while much of the city’s downtown has survived through those years, the sport along with the Classic itself has evolved. Kundig pulled out some period bicycles with us to look at how the technology has moved forward.

>> ‘Skid lids’

Better known as helmets, the first head gear wasn’t much more than leather shield for the skull. By 1985, foam products had entered the marketplace, but better venting and ergonomic strap adjustments were still to come. Today, manufacturers are working to make headgear that protects against concussion, not just fractures. While ultra-styled racer helmets can cost hundreds of dollars and include timetrial aerodynamic models (below left), the basic helmet is quite affordable.



The function and the components of today’s derailleurs, the mechanical components which shift the chain across the gears at both the front and back of the bikes, haven’t changed. But today they are made of lighter, more efficient parts and push the chain across a larger range of gears. Ten speeds were the order of the day in 1985. Today’s bicycles easily slide past 20-plus gear combinations with 10 or 11 cogs on the rear cassette and two or three chainrings on the front.


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l ution >> Gear shift mechanics

Gear shifters, above, have floated around the bicycle since 1985. Once relegated to the down tube, part of the frame that angles downward and away from the handlebars, shift levers are now paired with brake levers on the handlebars. A high-tech addition that has just emerged is a wireless system that allows riders to shift gears with a tap on the levers. It has a computer brain mounted on the underside of the handlebars, at left.

Racing ... a look back Photos by don sproul

Bicycle racing didn’t begin with the Tour de France, as this lithograph available in the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog shows. The sport has a long history even in the United States. This artwork, from the Calvert Lithograph Co. of Detroit, Mich. in 1895, depicts a group of cyclists in brightly colored livery powering toward the finish as crowd cheers and a reporter stands by to document the event. The image is online at

>> Carbon fiber, aerodynamics

Bicycle manufacturers generally have moved past steel and aluminium for higher-end road bikes and landed on carbon fiber as the material of choice for frames. Besides being light, strong and shaped for reduced wind resistance, the carbon fiber flexes to give riders a gentler ride which reduces fatigue in long events. Also built into the frame are innovations like the seat post design, above, which further softens road rattle.

Disc brakes


While rim brakes, far right, with wire pulls are still common on the road, disc brakes mounted on the hub of the wheel, near right, have greater stopping power. And as wheels have been redesigned with lighter, more aerodynamic materials, brakes near the center of the hub that don’t drag on or damage the wheel have proven more effective. Some systems are hydraulic and require even less effort by the rider.

>> Shoes & cleats >>

Back in the day, riders strapped their feet into toe-baskets, right, so as they pedaled, they could get power on both the upstroke and downstroke. It was a move forward from the wooden blocks that were once nailed into the rider’s shoes, Kundig says. Today’s cyclists use a variety of cleat styles which attach to the bottom of their shoes and lock into a lightweight, modified pedal. (The center of the shoe at left has several points where a cleat can be attached.)


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Start – San Manuel Village, 27959 Highland Ave., Highland Finish – Base Line Road near Church Street, Highland 8:45 a.m. – Highland Circuit Race for Women, Stage 1 (14 laps, 41.9 miles) 11 a.m. – Highland Circuit Race for Men, Stage 1 (20 laps, 58.7 miles)

Start/Finish – Citrus Avenue, between Fifth and Sixth streets, downtown Redlands 7:10 a.m. – Criterium for Men 5 (40 minutes, 0.65-mile course) 7:55 a.m. – Criterium for Men Masters 55+/60+ (40 minutes, 0.65-mile course) 8:40 a.m. – Criterium for Women Cat 1-3 (50 minutes, 0.65-mile course) 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) 10:05 a.m. – Public Para-cycle Clinic (until 2 p.m., lower level parking structure) 10:55 a.m. – Criterium for Men 4 (40 minutes, 0.65-mile course) 11:40 a.m. – Criterium for Men 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, 1, 2 (nonstage) (75 minutes, 1-mile course)

Thursday, April 3 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) 12:45 p.m. – Big Bear Time Trial for Men, Stage 2 (7.8 miles)

Friday, April 4 Start/Finish – City Hall, Sixth Street east of Beaumont Avenue, Beaumont 8:15 a.m. – PossAbilities Para-cycle Circuit Road Race, Stage 2 (21 miles) 9:45 a.m. – City of Beaumont Circuit Road Race for Men, Stage 3 (120.5 miles) 9:55 a.m. – City of Beaumont Circuit Road Race for Women, Stage 3 (72.3 miles)

Saturday, April 5 Start/Finish – Citrus Avenue, between Fifth and Sixth streets, downtown Redlands 7 a.m. – Registration opens for Public Races with School Duel 7:30 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 (timed event, 60 minutes) 3:45 p.m. – Environmental Challenge Race 4:30 p.m. – City of Redlands Criterium for Men, Stage 4 (timed event, 90 minutes) 7 p.m. – San Manuel free concert

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Day by Day • Redlands Bicycle Classic A Stage 3 • Friday, April 4

Highland Circuit Race

Beaumont Circuit Road Race

• 8:45 a.m. for women, 41.9 miles • 11 a.m. for men, 58.7 miles

• 9:45 a.m. for men, 120.5 miles • 9:55 a.m. for women, 72.3 miles

Boulder Ave

Stage 1 • Wednesday, April 2

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.

Feed zone on Orchard Street, near the corner of Nancy and Orchard.

Brookside Ave

Finish line is approximately 200 yards west of Church Street.


Base Line Rd

Climber points awarded on selected laps.

Stage 2 • Thursday, April 3

Big Bear Time Trial

Church St

Oak Valley Pkwy

Race starts and finishes at Beaumont City Hall. Men do five laps of a 24.1-mile circuit; women do three laps of the same route.

• 10:30 a.m., Poss-Abilities para-cyclists, 4.3 miles • 11:30 a.m. for women, 7.8 miles • 12:45 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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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.

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Climber points awarded on selected laps. Sprint points and intermediate time bonus for both men and women at Start/Finish line.

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 tight two-lap loop downtown (Citrus-Olive-Sixth-Vine-Cajon) and concludes with five laps of the criterium course.

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The Redlands Bicycle Classic also includes four stages for para-cyclist competition. Stage 1: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 3 – 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: 8:15 a.m., Friday, April 4 – The Beaumont Circuit Road Race for paracyclists is 21 miles and follows a simplified course. With the start/finish line at Beaumont City Hall, the course proceeds west on Sixth Street, north on Beaumont Avenue, east on Oak Valley Parkway, south on Palm Avenue, then east on Sixth Street to begin the next lap. Stage 3 and Stage 4: 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5, and 2:35 p.m. Sunday, April 6 – The criterium races in Redlands are 30-minute events and follow the standard course with some variations.

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Redlands Bicycle Classic Personnel, operations, events and rules governing the Classic Technical support: Neutral support will be provided by Shimano. Announcers: Larry Longo and Michael Aisner Race director: Eric Reiser Results postings: Carlson Chiropractic, 529 Cajon St., north of Cypress Avenue. Results also will be sent to team e-mail addresses provided in the official race entry form, at, and at the race headquarters/ press tent. Timing, scoring: AGR Technology – Al MacDonald Race headquarters: The Hope Center, 1210 Ford St., at the corner of Ford and Highland, in Redlands will open April 1 for registration and manager’s meetings. Thursday through Sunday, the press tent near the Start/Finish line will act as race headquarters. Race headquarters will be open one hour before and will remain open one hour after each stage. Media area: A press tent will be located near the Start/Finish line for all stages. Anti-doping policy: The USADA anti-doping regulations are applicable to the event. Venue change: New this year is the Stage 1 Circuit Race in Highland. There will be no prologue.

Volunteers: Classic volunteers will wear T-shirts in colors which designate their race function: race directors, black shirt with RBC logo; race committee, red shirt with RBC logo; marshal captains, navy blue polo; race marshal, orange; race staff, buckskin; assistant judges, light blue; sponsor host, jade; host family, periwinkle blue; security, black; public race staff, bright pink; medical staff, white polo with red logo; traffic control, green; event operations, teal; and marketing, blue. Medical support: Provided by the Redlands Fire Department paramedics, (except for Stages 1, 2 and 3 which will be provided by Cal Fire) the RBC staff physician and American Medical Response. Medical support will be available at the finish line for the Highland Circuit Race and at the Start/ Finish line for the Big Bear Time Trial. For Stages 1, 3 and 5, medical support will travel with

the caravan and will be at the finish line. The main first aid stations will be located at the corner of Citrus Avenue and 6th Street for Stages 4 and 5. Medical support will also be at the Fire Station for Stage 5. Team Liaison/Team Support functions: Teams will be provided assistance regarding local arrangements and other issues that may arise. Team Support will assist during Stage 2 regarding start times and at Start/Finish lines during other stages. Team Support is responsible for controlling Feed Zone access. Feeders should follow directions given by Team Support members; failure to adhere to the guidance provided by Team Support may result in penalties assessed by the chief referee. Race officials: chief referee Steve Eppel; referees Bill Wykoff and Heather Allen; motor referees Jim Allen, Chris Black and John Rubcic; chief judge Robert Pelegrin; judges Ramon Gonzalez and Terri Camp; timeboard Robert Starling and Steve Crews.

Team information & composition: Riders are required to have a valid license recognized by the USAC. Riders competing on a team different from that shown on their license must have a written release from their current team and that team shall not be entered in the race. Each team is to be comprised of no less than five and no more than eight riders. The team manager is the designated spokesperson for the team and is the person responsible for filing any protests or appeals. An individual may not manage one team and ride for another. The manager may be one of the riders, provided he is designated as a rider during registration. Assembly times: Riders must assemble at the designated staging areas at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of each stage. There is a mandatory sign-in for all stages, except for the Stage 2 time trial. Awards ceremonies: The top three finishers in each stage will be recognized following the conclusion of each stage. Award categories as follows:

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Redlands Bicycle Classic Individual General Classification will be awarded the Yellow Jersey after each stage. The leader in the Climber Competition will be awarded the Climber Jersey after Stages 1, 3 and 5. The leader in the Sprinter Competition will be awarded the Sprinter Jersey after Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5. The leader in the Best Amateur Competition will be awarded the White Jersey after Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. Overall Team General Classification, Individual General Classification, Climber, Sprinter and Best Amateur awards will be announced and awarded after Stage 5, when all timing calculations have been completed and any protests resolved. Carole King Memorial Sportsmanship Award: Established in 2000, the award honors the memory of Carole King, a founding member of the Redlands Bicycle Classic organizing committee.


Volunteering and community involvement were two of her strongest beliefs. In her newspaper column she encouraged readers to get involved and recognized those who did. As a nonprofit organization, the Redlands Bicycle Classic operates under the same principles and relies on hundreds of volunteers each year. The committee presents this award on the final day of the race to the person who best exemplifies the principle of sportsmanship in cycling and athletic competition.


Individual, General Classification leader: The rider with the lowest cumulative time, including bonuses and penalties, will be the overall leader on General Classification and will wear a yellow race leader jersey. Team, General Classification leader: Team General

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Classification will be based on the total time of the three best times made by members of a given team on each stage for each team. Any team depleted to fewer than three riders shall be excluded from Team GC. Time bonuses are awarded for the first three finishers in each stage (except the Stage 2 time trial) on the following basis: first, 10 seconds; second, 6 seconds; third, 4 seconds. Time bonuses also will be awarded for the first three across the line at designated points of various stages on the following basis: first, 3 seconds; second, 2 seconds; third, 1 second. Climber competition: The rider with the most cumulative climber points wears the red climber’s leader jersey. Riders must complete all stages to be eligible for climbers’ prizes. Points are awarded to the top five finishers at designated points in Stages 1, 3 and 5. Points awareded as follows: first, 7 points; second, 5 points; third, 4 points; fourth, 3 points; and

fifth, 2 points. There is one finish line and 11 intermediate climber competitions in Classic. Individual descriptions at (and on pages 18 and 19) for Stage 1, 3 and 5 specify climber competition locations. Sprinter competition: The rider with the most cumulative sprinter points will wear a designated green leader jersey. Riders must complete all stages to be eligible for sprinters’ prizes. Points will be awarded to the top five finishers in Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5. The point schedule is as follows: Stages 3, 4 and 5 and intermediate: first, 7 points; second, 5 points; third, 3 points; fourth, 2 points; fifth, 1 point. Stage 2, time trial points awarded as follows: first, 5 points; second, 3 points; third, 2 points; fourth, 1 point. There are four finish line and nine intermediate sprinter competitions for a total of 13 in the Classic.


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he Redlands Bicycle Classic is much more than cyclists speeding past race fans on downtown streets and along roads in the nearby hills and mountains. Here’s a look at other aspects of the event:

Poster Artwork Capturing the flavor, the feel and the theme of each Redlands Bicycle Classic in an original oil painting has been the goal of Tracy Bailey Holmes since 2007. She has depicted cyclists speeding past what is now the police annex (the former City Hall), along the Sunset Loop and by the A.K. Smiley Public Library. For this year’s 30th annual race, the third-generation artist also highlights the organizers, volunteers and fans because of their important roles in the Classic’s success. “It’s so amazing that a race like this can be put on for so long by a community,” she said. “A lot of races don’t last this long because it’s a tough thing to keep up — the road closures, the police, the support.

It takes a lot of work, so I wanted to focus on an amazing group of people who really have made it happen this many years.” The scene in the center of the painting is of Cajon Street, with the Fox Event Center on the left. A work-in-progress view of part of Tracy Bailey Holmes’ painting for the Look closely at the 2014 Redlands Bicycle Classic. crowd and there current marketing director; and others. many identifiable faces — Carole Beswick, “People in the crowd are those who have the first woman mayor of Redlands and a made big contributions,” said Holmes, key player in the team that helped launch adding that one of the challenges was to the Classic; Craig Kundig, a longtime have the faces — each about the size of former race director who owns Redlands her thumb — be as realistic as possible. Cyclery USA; Scott Welsh, the Classic’s

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Expo The Expo will feature more than 60 service and business groups and other participants with an emphasis on health, fitness and the environment. Among them: • Loma Linda University PossAbilities, which provides resources and opportunities to people with disabilities. • The Dare to Be Project, a charity started by Olympic cyclist Amber Neben that offers bikes and encouragement to underserved children. • The Arthritis Foundation, which leads the effort to prevent, control and cure arthritis and related diseases. Other local organizations taking part include the Kiwanis Club of Redlands, serving its traditional pancake breakfast; and the Redlands Sunrise Rotary, once again hosting a beer garden with selections from Hangar 24.

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Takeaways Pro riders are light, strong and lean. Can the pro approach help a weekend athlete or someone just seeking better fitness? We sought insight from two women who balance the demands of racing with running their own cycling-related careers. By Don Sproul


eet Joy McCulloch of Big Wheel Coaching and team KHS-Maxxis p/b Jakroo and triathlete Jess Cerra who operates Fit Food by Jess and used to be a Focus Bikes pro rider. Their advice in a nutshell: Ride smart. Eat clean. Train with a purpose. Do your homework, or better yet, hire a coach or a nutritionist. It’s that simple, and that hard. But the question is a bit more complex: How does one lose fat, while not losing strength and muscle? It can result in a vicious cycle: battling the numbers on the scale, increasing exercise, decreasing calories all in an effort to lose weight — when the real aim is actually lean fitness, health and strength. McCulloch is a good one to offer help. She’s a former Redlands P.E. teacher; she’s also a road and cyclocross racer who works as a trainer coach. Joy and her husband Brian live in Yuciapa and are both on the KHS-Maxxis p/b Jakroo cycling team roster for 2014. Like the team name suggests, she’s cobbled together a life based around her love of cycling and fitness with a variety of roles that makeup a career. One might breakdown the cyclists’ drive to fitness into two parts: training and strategy; diet and nutrition. Where


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Joy McCulloch works with a client, above, prior to on-the-road skills training, at right.

McCulloch is versed in the overall approach, her nutritional expert and friend is Cerra, a San Diego-based competitive rider who has crafted business of providing specialized meals for pro athletes and training camps. Cerra now rides for the SPY GIANT RIDE p/b Endurance Team. JOY McCULLOCH || Fitness & Skills

Ideas from McCulloch for both cyclists and people wanting a more fit lifestyle: Take stock — Whether you are a recreational athlete or a pro, no strategy can begin without a good understanding of lifestyle and time constraints. What are your lifestyle and eating habits? Is Sunday a family day? What recovery strategy is in place. “There’s more than just putting in time on a bike or training hard,” McCulloch says. Create a plan, follow it — Better yet, have someone help you design a plan. McCulloch is happy to oblige with the design, but the key is to set up an achievable, sustainable program that fits into your everyday life.

Part of the job is making sure people have appropriate rest. People can just train, train, train and go hard all the time. But it’s really important to learn how to rest, recover and to take care of other aspects (nutrition, program planning) besides just putting time in on the bike or in the pool. Too busy? — The first step is knowing that you probably have to go day by day. For instance knowing, “OK today is Wednesday, and I have an hour and a half window to exercise.” Moms, especially, are really good at organizing their time. They are very streamlined; all their activities are pretty specific, so why not do that with your exercise as well? That’s why going to the gym, a spin class or a group exercise class where it is all outlined for you is useful. Someone is going to walk you through a very specific workout, then you don’t have to think about it. Add focus — Like a gym class, every ride or activity in a training plan should be very purposeful and specific so you don’t waste time. Working busy people — doctors, teachers, nurses, folks with kids

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and a family to attend to — have to get a lot of bang for the buck in a one-hour workout. With a very specific workout, you’ll get results a lot faster than by just clipping into the bike and just going for a ride. Instead, for instance, ride for an hour doing hill repeats — riding really hard for 5 minutes and then recovering for 5 minutes. That’s going to yield faster physiological improvement. Basically have a plan before you go exercise. Intensity and volume, not the same — When athletes put in “volume,” exertion at a level where a conversation might be sustainable during the effort (McCulloch continues on Page 32.)

For any athlete in any sport, strength and fitness are not the same as skill and knowledge.

Question: Where does a recreational athlete or person just looking to get fitter, stronger and leaner start when it comes to nutrition? Answer: Professional athletes look at nutrition in a similar way as training. We have a plan, we practice the plan, and it takes discipline. For a recreational athlete, you need to determine how dedicated you are and define your goals. Eating for performance and body-type, shouldn’t just be about a number on a scale, it should be geared toward reaching optimal strength and power. The key is to adjust how you look at food. Q: Are there any simple takeaways people can learn from the style of eating and food science used by cycling teams and professional athletes? A: Professional athletes have a plan and rarely deviate from it around important training or events. But don’t think there is a secret mystery to what the pros are eating. The food is simple and “clean” — lean red meat, chicken and fish. Grains like pasta and rice. Healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado, and flax seeds. Breakfast items like oatmeal, Greek yogurt, dried fruit and nuts. You’re probably thinking, “That’s it? I already know those foods are healthy!” The hardest part is the discipline. Q: You’ve been creating meals for pro athletes and training camps for the past few years, what’s your favorite food find? A: One of the simplest, yet most delicious ways to prepare veggies is on the grill. Toss any veggie with a little grapeseed or olive oil, some salt and pepper and it will be transformed. I often grill veggies that you wouldn’t typically think to grill like broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, carrots and avocado. I couldn’t cook without fresh herbs and citrus. Do yourself a favor and buy a microplane (fine grating tool). I use this to grate orange, lemon and lime zest into salad dressings, sauces and pilafs. The fresh citrus flavor really brightens up the dish. Herbs like mint and cilantro are another favorite. (Cerra continues on Page 32.) spring 2014 | |


Citrus Grilled Salmon with Quinoa and Vegetable Salad This recipe from Jess Cerra is about as nutrient packed as they come. Salmon has protein and Omega 3s, while Quinoa packs essential amino acids, calcium and iron. The veggies and greens are full of vitamins and minerals. The citrus complements the salmon and tenderizes it, so once grilled it melts in your mouth.


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(moderately paced riding), they are building cardiovascular endurance, an important component of overall fitness. Intensity, high-effort training in shorter bursts, also is key, but you need a strong cardiovascular system and the musculature to back it up. The stronger I am cardiovascularly, that’s going to allow me to focus on building muscle strength for higher-end efforts. But I don’t want to increase volume and intensity at the same time because that’s too much. There’s a time and place for both. Skill and practice — For cyclists, in fact any athlete in any sport, strength and fitness are not the same as skill and knowledge. A fit person isn’t necessarily a good rider. Going back to my teaching history, I want people to have the mechanics and the skill associated with riding because I don’t care if you are a strong horse or a strong pony, you need to actually be able to ride your bicycle — this isn’t a solo sport. There’s a lot of efficiency and confidence — it’s

a safety issue. (McCulloch works with riders doing slow motion turns, sprints, bumping and bunny-hopping to build skills.) Join groups, consider events — Another strategy for getting better and stronger is through group events and rides. Every time you ride with athletes who are better than you, you’ll start to improve. You learn by osmosis. In addition to clubs, bicycle shops often support or sponsor rides. Look to train to be strong and safe. Many groups welcome novices and are eager to share information, after all as a rider gains skill, the ride is safer for everyone. Just understand there is a lot of value to riding easy and working on your skills, and learning to make good decisions. TO LEARN MORE More information about Joy McCulloch and coaching at and Jess Cerra has recipes and more ideas on her website, In addition to catering, Cerra offers her own Harmony Bars for fitness and training.

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Q: If I’m always racing out the door and I’ve got 15 minutes to grab some food, what do you recommend I keep in my pantry? A: Think food groups: proteins — grilled or rotisserie, smoked salmon, roast beef, hard-boiled eggs, Greek yogurt; grains/legumes — brown/white rice, quinoa, whole-wheat wraps, whole grain bread, oatmeal, canned beans or lentils, hummus; fruits and veggies — as much fresh as possible; fats — nut butters (with no added sugar) and nuts, avocado, salad dressing made with olive oil. Take advantage of prepared foods. If the product is frozen, chances are it’s been flash frozen to lock in as much nutrition as possible. Load up on brown rice and quinoa that’s pre-cooked. Spend the money on veggies and fruit that are prepped. Grill up a bunch of chicken breasts once a week or get a rotisserie chicken. Q: We all live with partners and often children who don’t share our goals or tastes. What’s a good strategy to get everyone into a healthier nutritional place? A: The important part is to make changes as a family, letting everyone contribute and make choices. Let everyone pick out a vegetable or two at a market and then prepare it in a recipe. If you have kids who are picky eaters, try fun things like pot pies or pizzas, but have a variety of veggies cut up so they have to pick three veggies to put in the dish. Introduce new foods in small phases which are less intimidating. Q: Is it possible to build muscle and lose fat at the same time? A: One of my favorite sayings is “lose weight at night, not on the bike.” I see athletes try to accomplish fat loss on the bike all the time. You will be digging yourself a big hole if you try to starve yourself while training. If you are finishing each ride totally depleted and proud of all the calories you’ve burned, all you’ve really accomplished is the best way to recover poorly, to slow your metabolism down, and to set yourself up for a food binge later on. The grazing hours after lunch and dinner are times to avoid overeating. There is a fine line to building muscle and losing fat, without zapping energy. In general, for overall fat loss I recommend the age-old approach of cutting down on the portions.

Photo by Eric Reed

Sixteen riders showed up to represent their clubs and organizations on the cover of Redlands Magazine, which celebrates the 30th edition of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Front row, from left, Dan Rendler, Scott Welsh, Matt Breyer, Andrew Wilber, Charlie Wilber, Bradley Breyer, Phil Jolley, Dan Valentin, Al Dudley, Jeff Francisco and Ron Mutter; back row from left, Mark Foist, Don Quering, Jim Nichol, Dr. Steven Wilson, Mark Friis and Wayne Whisenant.

Sharing the road and a heritage By Scott Welsh


edlands enjoys a rich and diverse community of cycling which comes together every year to support the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Each of the local bicycle clubs contributes to the event continuing a long heritage of volunteerism and community activities. Today, the majority of the RBC’s organizing committee is comprised of members of local cycling organizations. The Classic and Team Redlands actually started together; their history is intertwined. USA Cycling requires that a race must be affiliated with a team, and each team must put on a race. As the race grew, so did the local clubs. The Redlands Water Bottle Transit Company, formed in 1987, offered a place for cyclists of all levels, not just racers. And shortly after, the club that would become Citrus Valley Velo formed with affiliations to pro team 7-Up in the mid ’90s. Today more than 1,000 cyclists are involved in these local organizations making for a vibrant and active cycling scene that is still growing.

New organizations, like the Inland Empire Biking Alliance and Ride Yourself Fit, promote cycling and serve new riders. Whether it is safer roads, better trails, or safety for kids, the IEBA sees cycling as a growing activity for all types of riders in town. “Redlands is entering the next phase of the cycling explosion as using a bike for active transportation is playing a larger role,” says Mark Friis, IEBA executive director. Ride Yourself Fit was founded in 2007 by Dr. Steven Wilson to encourage his patients to be active. The group’s “fun, fitness, and fellowship” philosophy plays out in lively meetings before biweekly Saturday rides. “Whether you are racing or just starting to ride, everyone benefits from the encouragement of the group — that is what really makes a big difference at every level,” Wilson says. The newest addition, RICO, the Redlands Interscholastic Cycling Organization, serves young athletes racing mountain bikes in a growing high school team sport. For its part, the City of Redlands has

enthusiastically embraced the cycling community and works to make streets safer for everyone. In addition to the many miles of newly painted bike lanes around town, the city is a true partner in the Classic, providing police and fire support, as well as maintenance crews to repair street surfaces before the race. The Redlands Bicycle Classic is proof that when an entire community works together to create a world-class event, the benefits stretch across all those who throw a leg over a bike. As past RBC president Dan Rendler says, “The Redlands Classic is far more than a bike race. It is a foundational community event, one that brings together a diverse group of cyclists to promote a healthy lifestyle, celebrates diversity and being good stewards of our environment.” And Redlands, by the way, is a great place to ride your bike. Cycling enthusiast and Redlands resident Scott Welsh is a longtime volunteer and member of the Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee. In addition to being the proud father of Paige, Hope and Finn, he assists his wife, Sarah Welsh, in the operation of Welsh Insurance Services. spring 2014 | |



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More than 50 big-hearted supporters of The Unforgettables Foundation were recognized on Valentine’s Day during the third annual Unforgettable Heart Awards at the Fox Event Center in Redlands. The mission of the nonprofit, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary, includes helping families give dignified burials to children who have died. Information:





(1) Eastern San Bernardino area awardees (2) Eileen Hards, left, and Connie Wolken Hards (3) Sarah and CJ Sillers (4) Rowena and James Ramos Sr. with their children (5) John Austin, Gary Christmas, Stan Morrison, Tim Evans, Mike Morrell, Linda Stratton, Brenda Lorenzi, Eileen Hards, Pete Aguilar, James Ramos Photos by GIL NELSEN AND LINDA STRATTON


Chocolate Fantasy

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands hosted the 20th annual Chocolate Fantasy recently, featuring selections from local restaurants, bakeries and breweries. With help from local sponsors, guests and donations, the organization raised more than $96,000 to support club programs, services and opportunities for kids in the local community. 4








(1) Eric Goddard, left, Ross French and Mike Reynolds (2) John and Karen Oliver (3) Darryl and Kelley Bowden (4) Linda and Ed Serros (5) Rowena and James Ramos (6) Sherry and Brian Walsh (7) Carol and Tim Rochford (8) Keith and Gloria Moreland Photos by Maggie Farm Photography and Christine French


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