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.

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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!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

IEBA 1st Anniversary Party


Saturday, October 12, 2013

RICO Junior and Senior High School Mountain Bike Team Info Meeing

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If you have a high schooler or junior high/middle school student that likes to ride bikes, Redlands Interscholastic Cycling Organization (RICO) is having an information meeting at Cyclery USA (will always be Redlands Schwinn to me...) on Wed the 16th and 6:30. Drop by and find out how to get involved!

Thursday, August 29, 2013