27th Edition of Redlands Ready to Roll March 31 Through April 4
Redlands, CA, – The Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee has announced dates of March 31st through April 3rd of 2011 for USA Cycling’s first date on the National Racing Calendar. Riding the mountain of enthusiasm and success that characterized an incredible 27th running of the RBC, this year’s race promises to be another sprint victory.
“I am very pleased at how our event is taking shape this year. I am always amazed at how our volunteers (hundreds at race time) step up and make this a great community event. We have a great formula for success in Redlands, and are always looking for ways to improve this nationally known event.” said Race Director Eric Reiser.
“The level of community support, sponsorship, and competition is especially impressive during these tough economic times,” says Dan Rendler, RBC President. “We are very excited to build on last year’s momentum and make our 2011 event more challenging to the athletes and rewarding to sponsors and the community!”
Currently slated for the brutally tough prologue time-trial and three road stage formula used in the past three editions of the race, the RBC Organizing Committee doesn’t plan to rest on its laurels. The sweat had hardly dried from 2010 racers brows when talks of making the 2011 edition of the RBC more exciting and even more challenging to the professional racers that flock from all over the world to spend four days on the beautiful roads of Redlands and Beaumont, and its surrounding communities competing in the first stage race of the National Racing Calendar.
The 2011 Redlands Bicycle Classic will kick off with another ascent of the ‘Wabash Wall’ Prologue course, tackle the hilly and windy roads surrounding the city of Beaumont, and wind up with the exciting Downtown Redlands Criterium and the world famous Sunset Road Race.
Stay tuned to www.redlandsclassic.com for updates on the entire scope of the Redlands Bicycle Classic experience, from the speed and thrill of the professional racing to the friendly competitive spirit of the public races, and the weekend long Vendor Expo Area to the Downtown Redlands entertainment and atmosphere, the 2011 edition of the Redlands Bicycle Classic won’t disappoint, so save the date…March 31st-April 3rd!
For more information, including race times, distances, and volunteer opportunities, click here.
The 2011 NRC features 30 of the nation’s top Pro-Am road race events and boasts a total prize purse of more than one million dollars. For more information visit www.usacycling.org/nrc.
About Redlands Bicycle Classic
The Redlands Bicycle Classic is an all-volunteer organization, managed by the Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee, which includes corporate officers and trustees, race directors, and race volunteers. The 27th Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic is scheduled for March 31st – April 3rd. The event was founded in 1985 by a community group, chaired by then-Mayor Carole Beswick, to promote awareness of Downtown Redlands. Since that time, professional cyclists from around the world have raced the event, which is centered around the city of Redlands, California. The event continues today invigorated by the RBC Organizing Committee’s adoption of and commitment to the events’ core virtues of Health, Diversity, and the Environment. The Redlands Bicycle Classic is on the USA Cycling (USAC) National Racing Calendar (NRC) of events and is the opening round of the 22 race series.