Posted by Editoress on 02/9/07
23rd Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic
Courtesy Redlands Classic
The next generation of cycling legends will sprint across the finish line at the 23rd Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic, March 22Ã‹â€ 25, 2007, in Redlands, California. This year's event, part of the 2007 National Racing Calendar, echoes the past, bringing the heart and history of the Classic back to the community.
"We are excited to bring the Classic back to its original glory," says Brian King, Race Director of the Redlands Classic. "We expect Redlands to be one of the most anticipated events on the 2007 National Cycling Calendar."
Since 1985, the Redlands Bicycle Classic has felt the speed, dedication, and unbridled talent of numerous professional cyclists from around the world. They arrived as eager participants and left as legends, each adding to the prestige and integrity of the event. Aside from the professional talent, the Classic's public races provide the foundation for local riders to shine. This year's event culminates the history of the race, providing events for everyone.
A Time Trial Prologue on March 22nd will kick off the 4-day stage race consisting of 300 professional male and female cyclists. A challenging new road race course for stage one on March 23rd will be announced in the coming weeks. The Classic heads downtown for the professional criterium course on Saturday, March 24th, and culminates with the famous Sunset Road Race on Sunday March 25th.
Public races return to this year's event on March 24 with courses in downtown Redlands for riders aged 3 and above. In addition, for recreational cyclists, the return of the Redlands Rotary Ride taking hundreds of participants on a scenic journey through Redlands and surrounding areas, with levels of difficulty and distances for all cyclists. The Classic public races will wrap up with criteriums for amateur USCF licensed riders on March 25.
Classic spectators will have several opportunities to view a sea of jerseys flying by in the hills of Redlands as well as at the Citrus Avenue start/finish line. There will be a Festival with live entertainment, food and beverages for sale, as well as a beer garden. For information on participating in reaching hundreds of cyclists through the Festival, visit www.redlandsclassic.com/expo/expo.shtml.
More information, including race times, distances, and volunteer opportunities, visit www.redlandsclassic.com
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