Professional Cyclists Visit Inland Empire Schools Leading Up to the Redlands Bike Classic
Highland, CA – Today, professional cyclists competing in the Redlands Bicycle Classic that kicks off on May 1 in Big Bear, California took a break from their preparations to visit students at Belvedere Elementary.
The cyclists from the “303 Project” team spoke to over 600 students on campus about the sport of cycling, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, nutrition, and bike safety.
They also encouraged the students to consider taking part in The School Duel, an event in the Redlands Bicycle Classic that encourages students from nearby cities and school districts to get involved by riding themselves on the same course as the professionals!
Other participating cycling teams will visit Redlands, Yucaipa, Calimesa and San Bernardino School Districts, including schools in Highland which will cheer on riders during the Friday stage race.
As title sponsor of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has given cycling teams the ability to add more school visits to the roster this year. The Tribe is also hosting the further stage for both the women and men’s circuit races, on May 4. at the San Manuel Village.
The Redlands Bicycle Classic has the distinction of being the first race on the 2018 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar, a series of competitive cycling events held throughout the country during the course of approximately six months. The race has been a community staple since 1985 and continues to bring the thrill of professional sports to the Inland Empire.
About the Redlands Bicycle Classic
The Redlands Bicycle Classic is an all-volunteer organization, managed by the Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee, comprised of active community members that seek to see the promotion of cycling and its benefits in Redlands and its surrounding communities. The 34th Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic is scheduled for May 2-6. The event was founded in 1985 by a community group, chaired by then-Mayor Carole Beswick, to promote awareness of Downtown Redlands.
About San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near the city of Highland, Calif. The Serrano Indians are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains who share a common language and culture. The San Manuel reservation was established in 1891 and recognized as a sovereign nation with the right of self-government. For more information, visit http://www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov.