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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 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.
Ride Yourself Fit
Walk Yourself Fit
||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.
RYF Beach Ride "Family Reunion"
Keep up on what's happening with Ride Yourself Fit, Walk Yourself Fit and Eat Yourself Fit
|| 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
|BIKE FOR SALE - KELLEY WITHROW
2016 Womens' Trek Silque.
Excellent condition, low miles.
Carbon fiber 400 frame, 54cm.
Shimano Di2 shifting.
Ultegra drive train 11/32.
Bontrager race rims 700x25, r3 tires.
Includes: Integrated Garmin compatible
blue tooth and magnets.
Price - $1,750.00
Contact: Kelly Withrow, (909) 938-1330
| 2nd Annual TOUR D' ORANGE
Support RYF Member
and Tour D' Orange Ride Director
We Appreciate Your Support!
2nd Annual Kiwanis Tour d’Historic Orange Charity Ride
Saturday, October 13th
Start/Finish at Orange Cycle in Orange, CA
Use Discount Code TDO$30OFF
Discount expires 9/16/18
Brings cost of Metric Century to $45
Historic Century to $55
Register at www.KiwanisTourdOrange.org
THREE FRIENDLY BIKE CLUB CHALLENGES!
Show Club SPIRIT by wearing club jerseys and enjoying entry into one of three friendly bike club competitions
· Most Registered Bike Club Members
· Fastest Average Bike Club Speed in one of three categories
(Clubs with 1-5, 6-10 and over 10 Riders)
· Wackiest Club Picture (at Selfie Area, Free Digital Photo forwarded to Club)
A NEW YORKER Challenge!
We are challenging you all to start breaking away (at least in part) from our California driving culture and adopt more of the New York City walking culture.
The rules are simple …
Rule #1: At least two times a week, we want you to walk when you would normally be inclined to drive your car.
Of course, we don’t intend for you to walk a really long distance! For instance, perhaps you can pick up a small number of items at the grocery store, mail a letter at the post office or meet a friend for lunch or coffee. If some of these places are too far away from your home or office, then drive part of the way, park your car and walk the remaining distance. As a suggestion, park your car a quarter-mile or even a half-mile away. That will give you between one-half mile (1,000 steps) and one mile (2,000 steps) of additional walking.
Rule #2: These steps are in addition to your normal fitness walking.
For example, you walk with us on Saturday mornings and then later in the day, pick a destination you would like to walk to instead of drive.
Rule #3: Each week, keep track of your additional steps.
We will have a chart Saturdays at WYF on which you can jot down, next to your name, how many additional steps you logged by walking instead of driving that week. This will also give you the opportunity share with other walkers in our group where you walked to achieve your additional steps.
WALK MORE STEPS AND YOU COULD WIN AN OLIVE AVENUE MARKET GIFT CARD!
At the end of 2018, the three walkers who have walked the most additional steps instead of driving will receive special recognition on our Web site and will receive an www.rideyourselffit.org Olive Avenue Market Gift Card.
Now it is time for you to start planning how you will incorporate more walking and less driving into your day …
like a New Yorker!
||PLEASE NOTE: Starting Time has been changed to 5:30 pm
RYF has changed the general format of the Wednesday evening training rides, starting June 27. This change has been developed to allow participation and training opportunities
for more RYF members.
There are two training rides now being offered. One is the typical faster paced Category B ride usually led by Doc Wilson. A new ride has now been added and is a slower paced Category E ride to generally be lead by Alesandra Wilson. Both rides will follow the same route
with distance and climbing as shown below.
See the Event Calendar for details on each Wednesday evening ride.
|| The City of Redlands has initiated Phase 4 of their 5-year street resurfacing project. Some streets may be closed or difficult to ride on a bicycle. Rides may use alternate routes to avoid construction.
For a map of the scheduled projects, go to
Phase 4 - Street Resurfacing Map
A capital improvement project has also begun on California Street south of Redlands Boulevard. This project will widen California Street and align the intersection at Redlands Boulevard to a normal straight through movement. Improvements include the construction of a new storm drain culvert for the Mission Channel. The Orange Blossom Trail will be slightly realigned near the intersection. The trail is currently closed between Redlands Boulevard and Park Avenue during this construction project. RYF rides will be rerouted along Redlands Boulevard to New Jersey Street during this project.
||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.
Follow Team Elevate - KHS at
|| Sunday morning bicycle training instructional programs and rides have started to prepare Team RYF members for the Bike MS: Bay to Bay ride on the weekend of October 20 & 21, 2018. Training will include basic skills, nutrition and hydration, bike mechanics, group riding and distance riding.
Please check the Event Calendar for details and starting times, program topics and ride descriptions.
The Team RYF Captain is Luciana Pesavento with her team "Remilenators." See Luciana's Bike MS page at
Remilenators to donate to Luciana, join the team or view the team page.
ALL REGULAR SATURDAY SCHEDULED
RIDES START TIMES ARE 7:30 AM
Check the Event Calendar for more details
The RYF Jersey Design for 2017...
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.
Strava members who list Ride Yourself Fit and the RYF Performance Team as a club affiliation.
RYF Children's Bicycle Safety & Health Expo Video...Enjoy!
Here is a Thank You email received from Alison Anderson of the Micah House:
We provided 1300 students with backpacks and supplies. 1100 backpacks filled with supplies and an additional 200 bags of supplies for a total of 1300 students served. The lines started at 5:00 am with distribution starting at 8:00. The line died down a little before 11:00 am as we gave away the last of the packs. Those who did not receive backpacks were able to visit one of over 40 partners that had additional supplies such as notebooks, pens and pencils, luch bags….
Ride Yourself Fit taught kids to ride bikes and gave away all but 4 of the 350 helmets!!!
An estimated 4,500 people attended, visited over 40 partner booths and students received school supplies, rode bikes, got haircuts, ate breakfast and lunch are prepared to walk into school confident they have the tools needed for success. Amazing.
A few wonderful moments that I have heard so far …
1. A family arrived toward the end of the event with young girls in need of a backpacks and were sad to learn they were all distributed. As they walked away a community member arrived holding TWO backpacks to donate. Those backpacks when right to the two girls. A great reminder that it is never too late to donate.
2. One of our program directors watched a little girl who had never been on a bike learn to ride on Saturday. Ride Yourself Fit volunteers worked with her to get her going and took her around the course until she got the hang of it. This is an experience she never would have had without RYF.
Thank you thank you to everyone.
Trinity Community Foundation – Micah House Redlands
1551 Reservoir Road | Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 747-1440 | (310) 923-3886 cell
2018 Redlands Bicycle Classic
Thank you to all the RYF Volunteers...it was a wonderful weekend
at the Redlands Bicycle Classic 2018.
Enjoy the Video of the Final Laps at the Classic...
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.
The 2018 Ride Yourself Fit Apparel
RYF Apparel Ordering and Sizing
Items are to be ordered using the RYF 2018 Apparel Order Form and
returning it with payment (check or cash only) to Alesandra Wilson at the
In Your Best Interest Medical Clinic, 1201 Brookside Avenue, (909) 798-6524.
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)
| 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!
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
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
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
can be found at our permanent space behind Augies Coffee Shop (off
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"