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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.


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.


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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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.







 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 Rides, 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  7/12/2019  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  11/9/2019  Crazy Socks Ride - Wear your most colorful and crazy pair of socks for this ride
 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



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

 


 

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

 

 
 
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES
Fall, 2019
 
     

As the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) continues the Redlands Passenger Rail Project,
crews will continue potholing activities. 

Please remember all construction is dynamic and the schedule is weather-permitting and subject to change.
  • Week of October 14, 2019
     

    DAYTIME CLOSURES:


    • Nevada Street: Through mid-October, Nevada Street will have daily intermittent closures between Industrial Park Avenue and Redlands Boulevard for underground work.

    • Texas Street: Through October, Texas Street between Stewart Street and Oriental Avenue will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for underground work.


    Work below will occur during daytime hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) except as noted below. 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.



    SEGMENT 1: SANTA ANA RIVER BRIDGE TO TIPPECANOE AVENUE


    • Santa Ana River Bridge: Crews will mobilize cranes and begin pile driving abutment steel piles as part of bridge construction. Construction vehicles will access the work area via Waterman Avenue.

    • Tippecanoe Avenue: Rail has been delivered and stacked for the project to the west of Tippecanoe Avenue. Crews continue to prepare the area for construction.

    SEGMENT 2: TIPPECANOE AVENUE TO UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS


    • Richardson Street: Richardson Street between Victoria Street and Hardt Street will remain open for all traffic while crews perform various work in the area. If needed, one-way traffic control with flaggers will be onsite.

    • Tippecanoe Avenue to Mountain View Avenue: Crews will be moving materials through the corridor.

    • I-10 to Tennessee Street: Crews will restore the channel at Bryn Mawr, install sub-ballast, continue grading and perform various underground work.

    • Texas Street to 6th Street: Crews will remove soil and perform stormwater pollution prevention work.

    • 6th Street to University of Redlands: Crews will continue grading and perform various underground work.

    • Downtown Redlands Area: Crews will be performing potholing in various intersections in the Downtown Redlands Area. Potholing is a method that includes vacuum excavation for the purpose of obtaining visual confirmation of utilities and underground obstructions near planned construction areas.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW AVENUE ROAD CLOSURE - INLAND VALLEY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (IVDA) UTILITY WORK


      Beginning this month, Mountain View Avenue will be closed for approximately 12-months (through Fall 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.

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  • Please obey all posted detour and construction signs. If needed, one-way traffic control with flaggers will be used. Expect delays and drive carefully.























































































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




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/

 


Happy Grandparents Day...RYF  Fun, Fitness & Fellowship!

RYF 10th Anniversary Annual Beach Ride!


 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.
    Rides currently start at 7:00 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"