The Redlands Bicycle Classic Committee and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced their partnership to present the 30th Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic. This event will be held April 2 – 6, 2014 in Redlands, CA and surrounding cities. The Classic has the distinction of being the first race on the 2014 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar, a series of competitive cycling events held throughout the country during the course of approximately six months.
The year 2014 is the second consecutive year of the partnership that has expanded the event, bringing racers, spectators and the broader community new opportunities to participate in the Classic. This year will mark a new race stage in the nearby city of Highland, a school outreach program to promote healthy lifestyles and a Saturday evening family concert.
“We are pleased to announce that the Redlands Bicycle Classic will be, “Presented By” the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians,” said Redlands Bicycle Classic President Bob Peppler. “It is an honor to have a presenting sponsor with a history that is deeply rooted in the region, and one who shares the vision of promoting a healthy lifestyle, especially for our youth. We can influence kids with a positive message of fitness and well-being.”
For 30 years, Redlands has been host to thousands from the local community and around the world, as more than 300 volunteers put on a world class event in the form of bike racing. Athletes of all abilities – from toddlers barely able to touch the pedals to seasoned professionals ready to become the next legend – compete while the world watches as Redlands and surrounding communities put on this fantastic community event.
“San Manuel is proud to be the presenting sponsor for a second year, joining with the city of Redlands and the many volunteers to usher in a new era of the Redlands Bicycle Classic,” said San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairperson Carla Rodriguez. “The passion of the racers and spirit of the community supporting the Classic drew San Manuel to once again partner with organizers to further grow this landmark event.”
The professional men and women’s races will include five tough days of racing, beginning with a Circuit Race in the City of Highland on Wednesday, a time trial at Big Bear Lake on Thursday, a grueling road race in the scenic City of Beaumont on Friday, wrapping up in Redlands with a criterium Saturday, and the famous Sunset Road Race on Sunday.
For more information, including race times, distances, and volunteer opportunities, visit redlandsclassic.com.