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Welcome to the 2020 Ride Yourself Fit Family 
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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 of 10, 15, 20 and 30 miles are scheduled
for beginners to experienced riders.
Instruction and specified training programs are provided for riders.
Additional rides are scheduled for more experienced cyclists and include:
Club 39 with 39 mile and 20+ mile routes;
Adventure with 40 to 60 mile routes including a lunch stop;
Travel Club with rides at remote locations starting outside
of Redlands with varying length routes.


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
EYF PROGRAMS WILL RETURN IN 2020

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 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 11:00 am at the
In Your Best Interest Garden, 1201 Brookside Avenue.

The program begins March 15 and is open to the public.

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

 
Slideshow
RYF Christmas Party 2019
Ride Yourself Fit Christmas Party 2019


Slideshow
WYF Pictures 2019
Walk Yourself Fit
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. 

 
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

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.





Here is the Relive Video of Doc's 58th Birthday Ride on January 13: Doc's 58th Birthday Ride
 

SART Closure Announced by San Bernardino County Parks and Recreation

   The San Bernardino County, Parks and Recreation Department, has announced that the Santa Ana River Trail between Mt Vernon Avenue and E Street will be closed from February 17 to July 10, 2020, for the repair of floodwalls and levees along the trail.

RYF rides scheduled for the trail during this time will be rerouted as necessary around the closure via Cooley Drive and Hunts Lane.  The Event Calendar will note these detours, however, route slips and maps will not be changed.

 

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.


Pre-Plain Wrap Ride 2020

36th Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic - April 22 thru April 26, 2020


 
 This section will provide you with information about the Redlands Bicycle Classic
 

Redlands Bicycle Classic Volunteer Opportunities

In its 36th year, the Redlands Bicycle Classic is the longest continuous running invitational, professional stage race in American bike racing and attracts elite racers, many who move onto the Olympics, Tour de France and World Championships. The Classic is “Where Legends Are Born!”

The race is entirely supported by volunteers…over 800 of them!  Whether it is a race marshal helping with traffic at intersections, setting up or tearing down course barriers and safety equipment, housing cyclists during the event or becoming an Assistant Judge, your participation is critical to the success of the race.  We would love for you to join us as part of this incredible event. 

Please visit  http://redlandsclassic.com/ and click on the VOLUNTEER tab.  If you’d like to be a race marshal, click MARSHAL REGISTRATION and you may sign up online.  Or, if you’d like to help with host housing instead, click HOST HOUSING and contact one of the host housing volunteers listed under the information.  If you click on their name, it will open an email screen for you so you can send your message right away.  If something else is your passion, chose the ABOUT at the top of the home page and then CONTACT for the DIRECTORY and list of contacts is listed and their positions. Once again, clicking on their name will take you to an email format.  Just send us a message and let us know how you’d to help!
The RBC officials also rely on a number of Assistant Judges to help with various aspects of race timing and scoring. These positions are a vital part of the race and need to be filled.  Those interested can complete the form at RBC Assistant Judges  and submit it the the RBC by clicking on the SUBMIT link.

Thanks in advance for your support. We couldn’t do it without you!


 Ride Yourself Fit receives San Bernardino County Resolution
Celebrating our 10th Year Anniversary

 
Alesandra and Doc Wilson
receive San Bernardino County
Resolution
 
Scott Ward, Third District Field Representative
for Supervisor Dawn Rowe
with Alesandra and Doc
RYF celebrated the Holidays and our 10 year Anniversary at the annual Holiday Party...and much to our surprise, RYF was issued a Resolution from the County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors recognizing Ride Yourself Fit, Inc. for 10 years of promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic engagement and volunteering for community events. While Doc and I are so humbled and proud of this honor...we recognize that the entire family of Ride Yourself Fit and Walk Yourself Fit contributed to this and together we share in this honor. A special Thank you to Scott Ward, field representative for Supervisor Rowe's office.





CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES
Winter, 2020



Week of February 17, 2020

As the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) continues construction of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, crews continue various activities along the corridor including working on rail crossings and stations, installing underground utilities, and building (gravity) walls to support the track along the right-of-way.

What to Expect: At times, work throughout the corridor may be loud and cause vibration. You may see flashing lights on trucks, and hear drilling, hammering, truck back-up alarms and equipment engines.

Please remember construction is dynamic and the schedule is weather permitting and subject to change.

For detours and more information click Redlands Passenger Rail Information

RAIL CROSSING CLOSURES
Crews are working at the rail crossings throughout the corridor on weekdays and weekends to prepare for rail crossing installation. Please plan ahead, leave early and allow extra time to reach your destination. Pedestrian access will be available. All businesses are open and accessible during construction.
  • Orange Show Road - Began January 27 (Monday through Sunday 24 hours/day). Please note Washington Avenue is closed at the intersection of Orange Show Road as well. There will be access to the residential areas at all times.
  • 9th Street - Beginning February 18 (Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). There will be access to residential areas at all time.
  • Tippecanoe Avenue - Beginning February 18 (Monday through Sunday 8:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.)
  • Tennessee Street - Beginning February 24 (Monday through Friday 8:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.).
  • Mill Street - Beginning February 24 (Monday through Sunday 24 hours/day)
LANE CLOSURES
Intermittent lane closures will occur on the following streets weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for drainage work, electrical conduit installation, storm drain and communication duct bank work, and potholing. One lane will remain open in both directions at all times.
  • 6th Street - Began January 27 (nighttime from 8:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.)
  • Orange Street - Began February 3
  • Mt. View Avenue - Beginning February 18
  • Mill Street - Beginning February 19
DAYTIME WORK
Work below will occur on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except as noted. All streets will remain open for traffic. Some work may cause delays, please obey all posted detour and construction signs and be aware of traffic control onsite.
  • Tippecanoe Avenue: Crews are working on the station. Please be alert of crews working on the west side of Tippecanoe Avenue.
  • Richardson Street to Mountain View Avenue: Crews will perform various work from Richardson Street to Mountain View Avenue. Please be alert for construction traffic entering the guideway from adjacent crossings.
  • Richardson Street: Crews will perform various work at Richardson Street between Victoria Street and Hardt Street. Richardson Street will remain open for all traffic. Large trucks will move through this area, flaggers will be onsite to assist as needed.
  • Eureka Street, Colton Avenue, and Alabama Street: Crews will be installing the foundation for the crossing signals.
INLAND VALLEY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (IVDA) UTILITY WORK
  • Mountain View Avenue: Beginning in early 2020, Mountain View Avenue will be closed for approximately 10-months (through fall of 2020) between Victoria Avenue and Coulston Street for various utility work unrelated to the Redlands Passenger Rail Project. The work includes the relocation of high-pressure gas, water and sewer lines as part of an overall widening of Mountain View Avenue from I-10 to the San Bernardino International Airport.
Please obey all posted detour and construction signs. If needed, one-way traffic control with flaggers will be used. Expect delays and drive carefully.





















































































RYF News
Keep up on what's happening with Ride Yourself Fit, Walk Yourself Fit and Eat Yourself Fit
and some Bicycling News from Around the World


   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

 


New Vehicle Code law going into effect in 2020:

Bicyclists at Turn Lanes

Under Assembly Bill 1266, bicyclists will be permitted to travel straight through turn lanes — right and left — at intersections, so long as the traffic light indicates such movement is allowed. Caltrans will develop the standards to implement the provisions, as required by the law.




Germany Opens 62-Mile Bicycle Highway That's Completely Car-Free
   
   Germany has opened the first three-mile stretch of a bicycle highway that will eventually span over 62 miles, connecting 10 western cities including Duisburg, Bochum, and Hamm, as well as four universities. And this highway is an entirely separate roadway that will remain completely car-free.
   Like a traditional highway, this bicycle highway has passing lanes, overpasses and underpasses for crossroads, and even streetlights. However, cyclists won't have to worry about trucks zooming by or bus lanes. It's just a clear path for miles and miles. In a study completed by regional development group RVR, it's projected to take 50,000 cars off the road each day.



   The City of Redlands has completed Phase 4 of their 5-year street resurfacing project.  The resurfacing schedule for Phase 5 is currently being finalized and has been posted by the City of Redlands.
For a map of the proposed Phase 5 projects, go to
Phase 5 - Street Resurfacing Map



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 Leaders Jersey Order Form and
returning it with payment by check, cash or credit card to Alesandra Wilson at the
In Your Best Interest Medical Clinic, 1201 Brookside Avenue, (909) 798-6524.
2019 Leader Jersey Order Form

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

 


 

 Bicycle Rides Outside of Ride Yourself Fit
 There are a number of local bicycle rides that are not part of Ride Yourself Fit or other
area bicycle clubs that may be of interest to riders.  Members may be interested in joining
these rides from time to time during the week.  Here is a listing of some of these rides.

 Ron Mutter Monday Morning Rides
     Monday morning bike rides led by Ron Mutter.  Rides are generally between 40 to 50 miles with average speeds between 14 and 15 mph, with some some pace speeds of about 18 mph.  These are considered training and workout rides with ride times are often 4 to 5 hours.
RM Hidden Valley Ride
Hidden Valley
along the Sart
to Norco
RM Simple Simons
Simple Simon's Breakfast
RM Mission Inn Patio
Mission Inn Patio
RM Olive Avenue Market
Olive Avenue Market
 Ron Mutter Thursday Morning Rides
     Thursday morning bike rides led by Ron Mutter.  Rides are generally between 20 to 30 miles with average speeds between 12 and 14 mph, with some some pace speeds of about 15 mph. These are considered recovery type rides with ride times at 2 to 4 hours.
    Start times for rides are seasonal and currently start at 8:00 am from Ron's house.  There is usually a stop at the Olive Avenue Market or other location during the ride for refreshments and fellowship.  Generally there are no specific routes planned and the group decides on a specific route as may be suggested by Ron or other riders. For details and start location details, contact Ron by email at: ronald.mutter@yahoo.com.


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.


 

 Check out Doc's articles ... just click on the "Rabbit"