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Celebrating 10 years of Fun, Fitness and Fellowship


Ride Yourself Fit is 10 years old this year.
We will be celebrating our anniversary all year
with special events and programs each month.
Check the Event Calendar and the website homepage
for continued information and updates.


Welcome to the Ride Yourself Fit Family 
(Please remember that members must login with their
user name and password to view all contents of this website.)


Ride Yourself Fit
A variety of bicycle rides in and around the Redlands area with routes from 5 to 60 miles in length.  Riders of all ages and fitness levels are welcome. Bi-weekly rides are scheduled for beginners to experienced riders. Instruction and specified training programs are provided for riders.


Walk Yourself Fit
A variety of walks led by Dick and Donna Dawson are available.
Walks are from 1 to 5 miles and are provided for all ages and fitness levels. Instruction is provided on proper walking methods and attire.


Eat Yourself Fit
A program presented by Dr. Steven Wilson and Stephanie Stellhorn during the year. Guidelines are offered showing the
healthy eating and the benefits of eating fresh vegetables and the uses of herbs for seasoning.  Come join us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at 11:00 am In Your Best Interest Garden at 1201 Brookside Avenue. The program is open to the public.

See the Event Calendar for the schedule of dates and times for all events.


A Prayer Request Forum has been established for members who at times experience illnesses or other tragic events for themselves, family members and other loved ones and friends. This forum is provided to allow members to post requests for prayers to help them through these times.  The forum may be accessed from the membership tab on the left hand column or by clicking on
 RYF Prayer Request Forum.

 
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Celebrating 10 Years of Fun, Fitness and Fellowship


 Ride Yourself Fit will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary throughout 2019.  Each month special events will be scheduled in honor of this milestone.  Some may be similar to past or ongoing events while others will be new and different.  We invite all current RYF/WYF members, as well as former members to participate in these activities with us.  The list of special events is shown below and details will be posted on the Event Calendar.

 10th Anniversary Year Special Events and Programs
 Month  Date  Special Anniversary Event
 February  2/18/2019  2019 Plain Wrap - 62 mile Test Ride - Join riders from Ron's Monday group and the RBC
 March  3/16/2019  Redlands Bicycle Classic - RYF Booth & the 8th Annual Plain Wrap Ride from downtown Redlands
 April  4/1/2019  Special Travel Club Ride - Travel to and explore McMurdo Station and Dry Valley
 4/13/2019  10th Anniversary Ride - 3 routes to Mclean Park and back to honor RYF's first destination ride
 May  5/27/2019  Memorial Day Ride - Join w/ RWBTC - 2 routes - to see the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Ride
 June  6/1/2019  Put down your bike and walk with WYF
 6/22/2019  Orange Blossom Trail Cleanup - Volunteer Lunch 
 July  7/19/2019  Tour de France Picnic at IYBI - discuss the race and predict the winners  (TdF 7/6 to 7/28, 2019)
 7/27/2019  Travel Club - Bayside - 4 routes from Woodbridge Park in Irvine - a favorite among our members
 August  8/3/2019  Children's Health & Safety Expo with the Micah House at Sylvan Park
 8/31/2019  Beach Ride to Huntington Beach & Lunch - 4 routes
 September  9/7/2019  Grandparents Ride/Walk (Grandparents Day is September 8)
 October  10/5/2019  Scavenger Hunt Ride/Walk
 10/26/2019  Haunted Highway Ride/Walk with a revised route and new haunted places to explore
 November  11/23/2019  Invite a family member, friend or co-worker to ride or walk with us
 December  12/2/2019  Memorial and Reflections Rides from Cyclery USA
 12/7/2019  Redlands Christmas Parade - Decorate bikes with lights and end with hot chocolate and cookies






Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
 

 
ALL REGULAR SATURDAY SCHEDULED
RIDES START TIMES ARE 8:00 AM
Check the Event Calendar for more details

To check the weather forecast for the Redlands area,
click on the photo.


Please note that  RYF rides and WYF walks may be modified or cancelled without notice due to rain, excessive heat or unhealthful conditions..

 
To check the air quality for the Inland Empire area,
click the AQMD logo.







 



The 2019 10th Anniversary Ride Yourself Fit Apparel

RYF Apparel Ordering and Sizing

 

A special 10th anniversary kit for RYF Members,
with your name included on the back of the jersey.


Items are to be ordered using the RYF 2019 Apparel Order Form and
returning it with payment (check or cash only) to Alesandra Wilson at the
In Your Best Interest Medical Clinic, 1201 Brookside Avenue, (909) 798-6524.
  2019 order form coming soon!   

Don't know what size apparel to order?
Check the Champion System Size Charts.
Champion Sizing Chart

 


 


 
A Proclamation of the City Council of the City of Redlands declaring March as Bicycle Month
Adopted by the City Council on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
In part, recognizing the Plain Wrap Ride and Ride Yourself Fit.


RYF News
Keep up on what's happening with Ride Yourself Fit, Walk Yourself Fit and Eat Yourself Fit


   Welcome to the RYF News. 
A variety of items will be posted here to inform members of what is happening in the Ride Yourself Fit family, the local area, and general club information.
Special announcements will be posted about
various RYF, WYF and EYF and special events.
If you have an item for the general membership, you can contact Ron Mutter at
webmaster@rideyourselffit.org

 

Doc Wilson and Greg Armstrong meet with Riverside Bike Club

 

By Joey Marroquin, RBC
Some have asked why be part of the club? On this episode of the monthly RBC meeting we were given the opportunity to speak with members of the Riverside City Council and Public Works department to listen to what’s coming up on bike related city projects and give our opinions on what would be good to add or remove from these projects. We voiced our concerns on bike safety, all the accidents that have occurred and ways to raise awareness through certain media that the city has acquired grants for to educate people on bike safety, rules and our rights as cyclists. Hopefully we can incorporate social media and tags to raise awareness with more generations of drivers. We heard first hand from bike enthusiast Greg Armstrong Co-creator of the Plain Wrap Ride about what exactly is The Plain Wrap Ride and how it gives back to the community plus we were shown a special preview of this years unique and special collaboration with the Redlands Classic. As if that weren’t enough we had a presentation on health and riding from Doctor Steve Wilson from ‘In Your Best Interest Medical Clinic’ and President of Ride Yourself Fit in Redlands outlining details of how to get healthier along with great knowledge on the effects of choosing your best nutrition for better health. These are fantastic perks of being part of the club and important avenues to creating a better environment for cycling. I was very encouraged to participate more in these club meetings for the benefit of myself, other cyclists and the sport we love. 

From John Dingler, RBC
I caught up with Doctor Steve Wilson after the meeting to ask him about Niacin and Turmeric. He touted both for their benefits to reduce plaque in arteries. You almost need a supplement professional or a pharmacist to get the facts right. So many supplements work best when combined with others. Some don't work at all.  I generally don't rely on doctors because they are not trained. Dr. Steve Wilson is a pleasant anomaly.


Santa Ana River Trail Near Corona Under Construction

   

The Monday, Feb. 25, launch of construction of a 1-mile, nearly $1 million, Santa Ana River Trail extension near Corona is being welcomed by advocates who have long dreamed of a contiguous, 100-mile, trail stretching from the mountains to the Pacific. “It’s very significant because I think it’s going to spur completion of other segments next to it,” said Patricia Lock-Dawson, principal consultant for the Santa Ana River Conservancy, a program of the California Coastal Conservancy.  Heavy rain delayed the start of the $979,241 project, which is funded by Proposition 84 dollars, said Kyla Brown, assistant director for the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District, which is directing the project.  But there was enough sunshine in recent days to dry out the soil so construction could begin along a shelf above the river, in the southern tip of Chino Hills State Park, west of the 71 Freeway.  Workers are going to construct two paths side by side, including a 12-foot-wide asphalt bicycle trail and a decomposed-granite multipurpose trail that will be generally 6 feet wide but narrow to 2 feet in places, Brown said. The project contractor — Riverside Construction Co. — also is going to set in place two box culverts that are each 2 feet by 5 feet. They are designed to protect the trail by directing storm runoff in a creek to flow under it.  On Monday, heavy equipment operators were excavating the creek bed to prepare for the culvert installation.  Walking along the construction site Monday afternoon, Cesar Tolentino, a senior civil engineer with the Riverside County Transportation Department, said the work should take a few weeks, depending on the weather. The section could be done by early April, he said.  Hikers and mountain bikers will be able to reach the segment via existing undeveloped gravel paths, officials said. The new asphalt cycling trail won’t connect, though, to the smooth bicycle highway that runs from Green River Road at Corona’s west end to Huntington Beach, or to finished sections well to the east.  However, Lock-Dawson said the project will set the stage for connections to be made on either end.  “Once that section is done, other pieces are going to fall into place very quickly,” she said.  Lock-Dawson said the area around Prado Dam and the 71 Freeway has been especially challenging for trail planners because many government agencies control land and the terrain is full of obstacles.  There are also environmental issues. Workers put up a 6-foot-high fence of thick rubber to prevent construction noise from disturbing nesting birds along the river below.  John Hawksley, president of the Riverside Bicycle Club and longtime trail advocate, said the project will pave the way for both recreational and commuting cyclists to soon peddle farther along the Santa Ana River Trail.  “There are a lot of people who use it as their freeway for bicycles,” Hawksley said.  Currently, Brown said, 72 of 100 planned trail miles are in place across three counties: Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino.  “It’s one of my favorite places to ride,” said Craig Kundig, who helps organize the Redlands Bicycle Classic.  And Kundig said he looks forward to the day when he can ride all the way from San Bernardino to the beach on the trail, without ever jumping off on a city street. “Think about it — being able to ride all the way from Waterman (Avenue) to Huntington Beach,” he said. “That’s going to be amazing.”



Amgen Tour of California To Finish In Pasadena

     
 


Pasadena will be one the 13 host Cities selected for the 14th edition of America’s premier professional cycling race, which will run May 12 to 18, 2019. The seven-stage, seven-day race over includes more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena.

The Amgen Tour of California Women's Race will showcase the world’s best women cyclists, will run concurrently May 16-18, covering upwards of 180 miles over three stages, according to the event's organizers. Owned and presented by AEG, both races will end the same-day in Pasadena.

The race will cover a variety of terrain, including many iconic California landmarks, allowing different types of specialists in the peloton to shine throughout the week, according to race officials. Riders will see several fast and flat sections in Sacramento, Morgan Hill and Pasadena catering to sprinters. Climbers will get to shine in South Lake Tahoe, the Diablo Mountain Range outside Stockton and on multiple climbs between Pismo Beach and Ventura.

"Fans and teams alike will count down to the men’s and women’s Queen Stages from Ontario to Mt. Baldy, which will feature a grueling 26-mile fan-favorite climb to the summit finish, a day that will shake up the leader board and can make or break the quest for the overall victory," said event organizers. "Past overall finishes in Pasadena have consistently been dramatic and exciting, with fans from across Southern California lining up to cheer on the fast-and-furious sprint finishes to determine the ultimate champions."

 



   The City of Redlands has completed Phase 4 of their 5-year street resurfacing project.  The information on Year 5 will be posted as soon as it is available from the City of Redlands.
For a map of the completed Phase 4 projects, go to

Phase 4 - Street Resurfacing Map



Team Elevate - KHS
is the # 1 team in the nation.


With over 40 wins per season
over the past 6 years and
  multiple state and national titles,
the KHS-Maxxis-JL Velo team
is one of the best teams in the US.
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Follow Team Elevate - KHS at
http://elevate-khsprocycling.com/

 


The "Fun, Fitness & Fellowship" continues in 2019



Seattle to Portland Ride


Some RYF members have ridden the annual Seattle to Portland ride sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club and others have expressed an interest in the ride.  This 200+ mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, with participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. The route takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon.  The 2019 event is scheduled for July 13 and 14.
Information for the ride and registration is on the organizer's website: Seattle to Portland - 2019



Starting times for Ride Yourself Fit
  events have moved as noted due to
time changes & weather conditions.

Please check the Event Calendar
for times for all scheduled rides, walks
and other events.



What is the right ride for me?

   
At times, some riders join scheduled routes that may be beyond their physical abilities.  As a result, they struggle along the ride, making for a less enjoyable personal experience. 
Ride Yourself Fit has developed  a rating system for each ride.  This system considers length of ride as well as the amount of climbing, and rates the ride between simple to extreme as shown to the right.  Routes are also designated with lettered categories which define the general average speed expected by riders on the ride. 
The rating system and speed categories are all shown on the event calendar for each ride.  RYF encourages all members to review the ride and select the one that best suits everybody's personal riding skills and abilities. 
 
 



 
  NOTICE OF RYF/WYF MEMBERSHIP FEE AND POLICY  
 
Effective January 1, 2015, new membership fee and policy changes have taken effect. 
All new memberships and renewals shall be subject to the new fees as follows:
 Individual Membership  (RYF/WYF)
   $35.00
 Family Membership  (RYF/WYF)
   $50.00
 Supporting Membership (In addition to the selected membership level of $35 or $50.)
   $200.00
 Golden Lifetime Membership (Individual only for life)
   $1,000.00
 
Membership policy changes will also take effect as follows:

     Memberships shall include all Ride Yourself Fit and Walk Yourself Fit participants in one program.  The individual membership annual fee increases from $25.00 to $35.00.  The family membership annual fee increases from $35.00 to $50.00.  Family memberships shall be for all members of an immediate family, which shall be limited to the husband/wife as primary, the spouse as secondary and children living in the household under the age of 21. Other relatives, i.e. brothers, sisters of the primary/secondary member, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, friends, etc. shall not be included under the family membership. 

     Memberships shall also be established as supporting and golden lifetime categories.  The supporting membership includes a $200 annual donation above the individual or family membership fee listed above.  Supporting memberships will be listed on the RYF website.  The Golden Lifetime membership is a one-time payment of $1,000.00 for a membership that will not expire for the life of the member.  Golden Lifetime members will receive a one-time special RYF jersey.
 
Are you a former RYF member who is wishing to rejoin?
We would welcome you back to enjoy all the Fun, Fitness and Fellowship!
Please contact the RYF Webmaster at webmaster@rideyourselffit.org.
We can help reinstate your membership.


RYF "Orange Blossom Trail" Clean-up Crew...Well Done!



RYF & WYF ADOPT PORTIONS OF ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL WEST

 
   
Ride Yourself Fit and Walk Yourself Fit have adopted a portion of the City's Orange Blossom Trail West, between Park Avenue and Nevada Street.

The Adopt-A-Trail program has been established for community and civic organizations, as well as private businesses to contribute towards the effort of maintaining beautiful and clean City owned trails in Redlands.  Redlands' Adopt-A-Trail program encourages community residents and organizations to adopt City owned trails and keep them weed and litter-free.  The adopted areas are to be cleaned every 4 weeks in an effort to maintain a healthy environment, and to produce feelings of pride in our beautiful City.  RYF/WYF has made a commitment to pick up litter and perform weed abatement on this section of the trail a minimum of once a month for a two-year period.  We will monitor conditions on this section of the trail and report problems to City staff members for follow up.

Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis to help support this effort.  The time required to complete the required routine maintenance is about one hour or less per month.  Approximately 10 members per each cleanup are needed.

 
     
       
 
 


With Vision a City Prospers - What makes Redlands a thriving City?
Here's an answer from the 2017 State of the City luncheon recently held.
Ride Yourself Fit is pleased to be a part of this community and
we thank the City of Redlands for their continued support of
bicycling and healthy living in Redlands.


You can check out Work and Play Productions - Facebook for more videos about various aspects of Redlands.




 Signature Pose...14 miles

  
Saturday

 Signature Pose...30 miles

  
Morning

      Signature Pose...20 miles 

    
                                        Rides




 
Traffic Safety Coalition launches "I GIVE 3 FT" safety campaign.
   
California’s new bike-passing law takes effect Tuesday, Sept. 16 and is designed to reduce car-versus-bicycle crashes.  It also provides a way for law enforcement to enforce safe passing.
   
When the new law takes effect, violators will face a $35 base fine, ($233 when penalty assessments are added). If there is a collision, the base fine goes up
to $220 ($959 with assessments.) Where a violation results in a collision that injures a bicyclist, the law provides a way for law enforcement to cite the driver for unsafe passing.  Bicyclists are still urged to use caution at all times while riding on any roadway with or without bike lanes.

See the "3 Feet Please" Facebook page
at 3 Feet Please for more information.






That's right people, a bike kitchen in the IE. For those of you that don't know what a bike kitchen is:  The Redlands Bike BBQ (Kitchen) is a space where you can learn to work on your own bike. It is entirely FREE, organized by volunteers and meant to help encourage sharing cycling related knowledge, skills, and tools between people in the community.

We can be found at our permanent space in the alley off of Fifth Street south if Redlands Blvd. and weekly at the Redlands Market Night (near Ed Hales Park). We are open Tues-Thurs 6-8pm and Sat 12-3pm.

Donations are always welcomed. We are looking for anything bike related.


 

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