Saturday, February 21, 2015

Emerald Necklace Success!

Redlands Tour of the Emerald Necklace

Wow. All expectations exceeded! Thank you to everyone that came and enjoyed the day, as well as to the Redlands Conservancy, the IEBA, and Kathy Behrens for spearheading this GREAT event! Also to all the volunteers, particularly the students and families of the Grove School and most importantly, all the local businesses and providers that participated!!!

More pics can be seen here:

Friday, February 13, 2015

2015 Emerald Necklace Specifics

Our investigative journalists have discovered the following information, to further inspire you to participation:

"On the short tour, cyclists will stop at OBT near Esri, Downtown Redlands near the Alley/Parkway, and over to OBT at Grove.  They will pick up the long tour route there.

Tastes include Chez Sabine, Martha Green’s, Joe Greensleeves, Oscars

The long route will stop at STNS, then Wild Oaks Farm in Live Oak Canyon, then Oakmont Park, and finally Overcrest before joining in at OBT near Grove.

They will have tastes from Olive Ave Market, Augies, Angus McCurdy’s, Chez Sabine, Redlands Slow Food, 3 sisters farm

Everyone then heads for Hangar, the Bluffs Trail, Ritual, SB County Museum, Escape, and back to Heritage Park.

All will have Watercress (Thai), Stell, Bon Appetit, Brewcakes, Lounge 22, a la minute, Boomshakalaka, Chef Christie, The Dregs, and of course, the beer at Escape, Hangar, and Ritual. " - Field agent KB

Sunday, February 8, 2015

2015 Redlands Tour of the Emerald Necklace

IF you by chance haven't signed up, whatcha' waiting for??? This is the best way to spend a day on two wheels! Good food, good people, great route.

Woody's If you're looking for some reasons OTHER than the the food, people, route, here's something to think about:
 1) The ride has attracted the attention of many of our area's most creative food community; business like Augies, ala minute, Hanger 24, Escape Brewery, Sabines and many others. If enrollment for the ride is high, these businesses will pay attention to the cycling community and be more likely to support our club and bike friendly public initiatives.

 2) The ride will highlight open-space features of our town and provide information about some of our unique public recreation amenities. High participation will encourage politicians and city officials to continue to support acquisition and development of public lands. Low turnout will not.

 3) The ride is a combination of a challenging course with 35 miles and over 2000' of climbing and terrific food stops to allow both well-trained and less accomplished riders to do at their pace

 4) 3 brewery stops

 5) The ride supports the good work of the Redlands Conservancy that hopes to make this an annual event

 6) 3 brewery stops

 7) All for $35

 If you have other family or friends who are less accomplished or motivated riders there is a shorter flatter version of the ride that eliminates almost all of the climbing but retains many of the cool stops. In fact, it will stop at the site downtown where the alley behind Oscar’s is being made into an urban park.

RSR 50km pre-ride

Here's the link showing the full 35 mile route:

And the shorter/flatter 20 mile route:

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Oakmont Park: Now New and Improved!

Oakmont Park Goathead Eradication Project
The southern trails of Oakmont Park are partially cleared of goatheads! Those who showed today know where to ride and where not to! 3.5 hours and 3.5 containers filled, not a bad start of it!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Semi-Official Goathead Cleanup Day - Sunday April 27th

We did this two years ago and it was a GREAT success. The Carriage Trail has been nearly goathead free ever since Fall 2012!!! We're setting our sites on Oakmont Park's trail system this spring, particularly the lower stretch of trail leading to Live Oak Canyon Rd.

RICO meeting.jpeg by cyclotourist

Right now, this trail is getting a lot of use (!!!), but that's going to be end quickly if these immature plants put out their seeds. This is also an integral portion of the Redlands Strada Rossa route, a subject near and dear to me! It has maybe a quarter mile section of serious infestation. If it isn't addressed immediately, these plants will start producing hundreds of thousands of little caltrops. It will become unrideable at that point. Not good for anybody if that happens!

So, we'll be meeting at Oakmont Park at 7:00 to get an early start. The weather should cooperate and not heat up very quickly. Hopefully throw in a nice ride after the work is done??? Claw hammers work really good for pulling out the plants by the root. Bring gloves as well, as there are sure to be goatheads about.

Here's Oakmont Park in case you're not sure.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Calling All Cargo Bikes!

Well we have gotten the approval for a lap during the Redlands Bike Classic. It will be next Sat at 3:15. We are encouraging all cargo bikes (bakfiets, longtails, trailers, tag-a longs, and any bike that hauls) to come and show folks how the other ways to experience biking. Those of you that have any of these types of bikes or know someone, please encourage them to come. They can even haul their dogs, I will be bringing Sampson Inline image 1

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Local Super Stars: Cyclery USA

Nationally recognized as one of the best bike shops in the United States... not too shabby!!!

Congratulations, Cyclery USA (You'll always be Redlands Cyclery to me!)!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Emerald Necklace Bike Tour February 22nd

More details to follow. Hosted in conjunction with the Redlands Conservancy and the Inland Empire Biking Alliance.

February 22, 2014 we will cut the ribbon on our very own scenic tour of the Emerald Necklace Trail!  Events are still being planned, but will include a bicycle tour, road trip, tastes of Redlands, and a picnic/party back at the park.  Plan now to join us as we celebrate this milestone in our work to preserve and protect Redlands’ open spaces, orchards, fields, canyons, parks, and trails!

Sounds like a good time no matter what!