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During these unprecedented times dealing with the COVID-19 virus, it is necessary for all of us to do our part to support the efforts of the various medical and governmental agencies to stop the spread of this pandemic.  Most public agencies have declared a state of emergency and requested the closure of many businesses where people congregate. Recommendations in a number of areas are to self-quarantine, especially if you are in the 60+ age category. This is something that most of us have never seen nor experienced in our lifetime. It requires a great deal of patience and sacrifice from individuals, businesses and organizations.  This includes Ride Yourself Fit.

Most studies have shown that doing our part to remain healthy is a vital element in reducing the personal risks associated with the virus. And the best way to maintain one’s health is exercise and proper diet. Naturally, we all must employ safe practices such as proper personal (social) distancing (a minimum of 6 feet) while in a group, limiting the size of groups (no more than 10), remaining at home if you are sick, and so forth. Some information asks that group rides and walks be discontinued altogether, or in some cases that some small group activities may be acceptable.  Others indicate that riding and/or walking should be done alone, as solo riding and walking carries little risk to the participant. But much of this is a personal choice, considering one’s own risk factors.

It is also necessary for all members and participants to know that the requirements and directives that may be implemented by regulating agencies are in a fairly constant state of flux and may be changed significantly at any time. RYF has been doing its best to stay apprised of any such changes and will continue to do so by providing information on the RYF website and through our social media platforms. However, in response to all the unknowns, the RYF Board of Directors has found it necessary to take action with the best interests of our members in mind, and immediately discontinue our usual Ride Yourself Fit, Walk Yourself Fit and Eat Yourself Fit events and programs until further notice. We regret that the current conditions have necessitated this action, but know that we will return to the Fun, Fitness and Fellowship we have all come to know in the Ride Yourself Fit Family.

Ride Yourself Fit is considering extending all memberships during this time. However, we do not know how long it will be.  If your membership is expiring, please renew through the normal procedures. Once the dangers of this pandemic have passed, we will take the steps necessary to revise the membership expiration dates.

Thank you for your continued support.

Here is a little entertainment for all to enjoy!



These are turbulent times. The situation is changing daily and the impacts of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) and the uncertainty
around us only adds to the public health and financial anxiety we are all feeling.

The City Council, City Manager and the staff at the City of Redlands want all of our residents to know that, while many things are
different, we are still working hard to provide service to our community and especially to safeguard the public health, safety and
welfare of everyone in Redlands.

Even before the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the United States, the City's Emergency Management Division was already
meeting, monitoring the situation, and reviewing and updating plans and preparations to keep essential City services in place and to
anticipate and respond to developments in our community.

First responders - police and fire - are fully staffed, protecting our community and responding to calls for emergency service.

Our water facilities are in full working order and ready to continue meeting the community's needs for fresh, clean water.

We have closed all of our facilities to the public and other services we are all accustomed to may be impacted or scaled back for now,
but be assured, we will do all we can to continue to provide customer services, while protecting the health and safety of our residents,
visitors and employees and doing our part to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. And we will be ready, as things settle down,
to get back to the work of providing the full service Redlands is known for.

We have been in close contact with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health and other public health authorities and
are implementing all recommendations of County, State and Federal authorities.

The City's Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is monitoring the current situation also with a focus on continuity of
operations to provide critical services to our community. City staff are meeting daily to respond to a fast-changing environment with

To keep our community informed, we have added a COVID-19 informational web page at
which is frequently updated with information on closed facilities, how to access community services, available financial resources and
additional information of public interest. You can also get updated information on the City's social media platforms - Facebook,
Instragram and Twitter and on Redlands TV.

We encourage everyone to visit the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health:;
the State Department of Public Health: and the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: for up-to-date information on the
virus and current orders and recommendations.

If we all work together, we can slow the spread of the virus. If you are sick, stay home and contact your doctor. Additionally, we ask
that you please consider carefully what your actual need for food and sanitation supplies would be, for up to a two-week period, and
purchase only the amount you would reasonably expect to use. Panic buying, hoarding and similar behaviors impact your fellow
residents and complicate the current situation for others.

Our community is resilient. Life will return to normal. Until then be patient and look out for one another.

Following public health recommendations, the City of Redlands reduces city services to help slow the spread of COVID-19

Effective Friday, March 20, the City of Redlands has further reduced City services in response to the March 19 order from Gov. Gavin Newsom and public health recommendations to slow the spread of coronavirus.

“We want our residents and all visitors to the City of Redlands to know that we are doing all we can to protect your health and safety,” said Mayor Paul Foster. “Our Emergency Management staff within the Redlands Fire Department began planning last month for the potential spread of the novel coronavirus and to create emergency plans. The City’s department directors and executive staff are meeting regularly, consulting public health authorities and other stakeholders and examining all possible actions the City can take to contribute to slowing the spread of the virus and protect residents and visitors, especially the most vulnerable populations.

“With that in mind, and in keeping with public health orders and recommendations, we have closed public offices and facilities and curtailed service levels to maintain essential and critical City services,” Foster said.

 Essential City services include:

Ø  Police and Fire

Ø  Water, sewer and trash

Ø  Maintenance of streets, trees and parks and infrastructure repairs

Ø  Senior nutrition program

Ø  Senior transportation

Ø  Limited administrative services

The City has enacted plans to move toward telecommuting for other staff to ensure the safety of the public and employees while continuing to further City projects and programs.  Residents are encouraged to continue to support local businesses by ordering takeout or delivery when available. Grocery stores and pharmacies will continue to operate. There is no shortage of food or interruption to local food supply. If we all work together, we can slow the spread of the virus. If you are sick, stay home and contact your doctor. Additionally, we ask that you please consider carefully what your actual need for food and sanitation supplies would be, for up to a two-week period, and purchase only the amount you would reasonably expect to use. Panic buying, hoarding and similar behaviors impact your fellow residents and complicate the current situation for others. 

The City will continue to assess the situation and may make additional changes as needed.

For updates on City services and the City’s response to the pandemic, visit the City’s website at

How to Contact the City to access essential City services

City Hall

City Manager’s Office – The City Manager’s Office will maintain minimal staffing during regular business hours. - (909) 798-7510

Infrastructure maintenance

Streets, street lights and traffic signals, sidewalks, storm drains and gutters, emergency tree service – (909) 798-7655

 After hours, emergency requests can be submitted to Police Dispatch at (909) 798-7681

Water/Wastewater/Solid Waste

Water is safe to drink and there is plenty of water available

During this time, there will be no water shutoffs and late fees will be delayed

Water/Wastewater issues - (909) 798-7698

Solid Waste Inquiries or Customer Service – (909) 798-7529

Water, sewer, solid waste or other utilities -

Utility Billing Customer Call Center - (909) 798-7516

Utility bill payments can be made online:

                 Ø  Through setting up an account on MyRedConnect:

                 Ø  Through setting up an automatic payment option:  (This is also called the 1-2-3 Done! Program)

                 Ø  Through SpeedPay: Call Speedpay’s toll-free number, 1-866-269-2896; or visit:

 After hours emergency requests can be submitted to Police Dispatch at (909) 798-7681

Business License

      Business License Inquiries/Service – (909) 479-2111

      Business Licenses -

      All other Payment Inquiries -  

Public Safety

The Redlands Police Department front counter will be open during regular business hours

                 Ø  All police and fire services will continue

                 Ø  Redlands Police Department non-emergency phone number (909) 798-7681

                 Ø  Report crime online at

                 Ø  Redlands Fire Department non-emergency phone number (909) 798-7660

                 Ø  For emergency assistance call 9-1-1

Senior Services

All senior and recreation center facilities will be closed through the end of April 2020.

Senior Nutrition

The Senior Nutrition Program will be suspending dine-in services and will only be offering to-go meals on Wednesdays starting March 25th. Senior residents interested in a home meal delivery service may contact the center’s Nutrition office at (909) 793-6999.

Senior transportation services

Transportation services are limited for medical needs (medical appointments and pharmacy)

Transportation is limited to two individuals per trip to minimize exposure

For more information call (909) 307-7316

Never Alone

The City of Redlands’ Never Alone Program addresses the isolation problems faced by many elderly people within the community and fosters a better connection with others. The program uses city staff and volunteers to routinely call and establish a connection with the senior citizens in the community. Callers check in on the seniors to verify their health and safety, but they also try to become a friend, someone that seniors can look forward to speaking with on a weekly basis. In situations where someone may be in need of help or they fail to answer the phone call, a police officer is dispatched to check on their status.

The Never Alone Project relies entirely on volunteer support, and they are always in need of anyone who may be interested in participating in the program.  If you’re interested in participating in the program or becoming a volunteer, call 909-798-7579 or email

The safety and wellbeing of our community is our top priority. 

The City recommends that seniors stay active, healthy and connected through eating well and exercising at home.

More information on COVID-19

Messages from Ride Yourself Fit Regarding the Coronavirus

To our RYF and WYF Family,
    We are reaching out to you directly as the coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting our community more and more everyday.  Please know that the safety and well being of each of our members, and potential members and their families is our first priority and at the very center of every decision we make. We are closely following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and for now it is necessary for all of us to change the way we live and interact.  We are asking each of you to please stay home if you are sick, assess immunodeficiencies before joining, and wash your hands frequently.    
     Please keep in mind that viruses don't discriminate and neither should we.  Race, nationality, and ethnicity do not make any person more vulnerable to this illness than others.  
    Our prayers are with each of you, your families and our world as we go through this time of uncertainty and vulnerability.  
Doc and Alesandra

   So now that I captured your attention with the title "Do Not Socially Distance Yourself" the opposite of what we are hearing on the news....let me explain.  We definitely need to PHYSICALLY DISTANCE ourselves during this time of uncertainty and quickly changing time, but DO NOT SOCIALLY DISTANCE YOURSELF PLEASE!!!   It is at times like this that we need each other, we need to let each other know we are thinking about them, praying for them and concerned about their well being.  So here are some ways to NOT SOCIALLY DISTANCE yourself:  Pick up the phone and call friends and family, face time and SKYPE with friends and family, send a personal email...check in on neighbors, co-workers and family near and far.  Studies show and our Hearts know that we need social interaction.
  So here's to the rebel in me...DO NOT SOCIALLY DISTANCE YOURSELF!

Here is the link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the Coronavirus - COVID-19:    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  For a look at the world map of the coronavirus outbreak click on the following link:  COVID-19 World map


Welcome to the 2020 Ride Yourself Fit Family 
(Please remember that members must login with their
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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

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.

RYF Christmas Party 2019
Ride Yourself Fit Christmas Party 2019

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. 


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

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. 

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)
 Family Membership  (RYF/WYF)
 Supporting Membership (In addition to the selected membership level of $35 or $50.)
 Golden Lifetime Membership (Individual only for life)
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
We can help reinstate your membership.


Dear Ride Yourself Fit members,

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Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at
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Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
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RYF "Orange Blossom Trail" Clean-up Crew...Well Done!


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


 Signature Pose...30 miles


      Signature Pose...20 miles 


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.