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Welcome to the Ride Yourself Fit, Inc. Website!


Welcome to the Ride Yourself Fit family.

  
Cyclists of all levels and abilities
are welcomed and encouraged.
Take a bicycle tour of Redlands and surrounding areas.
 A variety of rides are offered.
 
The Ride Yourself Fit family also offers the Walk Yourself Fit
program every Saturday throughout the year.
Tour various areas of Redlands on foot with a variety
of distances for all levels of walkers.
 
The Eat Yourself Fit (organic garden) program
is presented during the summer months,
showing participants the advantages and health benefits
of fresh vegetables and fruits in one's diet.

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Ride Yourself Fit, Walk Yourself Fit
& Eat Yourself Fit
Slideshow
Carnegie/La Cadena Ride


Eat Yourself Fit...Fun, Food & Fellowship...

 
You are invited to participate in the Eat Yourself Fit program,
presented by Dr Steve Wilson and In Your Best Interest Clinic.
Invite your family and friends to join us and learn how to grow and
prepare healthy meals using fresh vegetables and fruit.
See the Event Calendar for more details
 
 When: 11:00 am - Sunday August 28, 2016
 Where:
In Your Best Interest Clinic Demonstration Garden
1201 Brookside Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373
 Topic:
Making nutritious smoothies

Wednesday Evening Training Ride with Ulises of Team Jelly Belly

 

A cyclist rides his bike along Cypress Avenue in the city of Redlands. 
 
REDLANDS LAUNCHES BIKE SAFEY VIDEO SERIES
 
 

By Sandra Emerson

semerson@scng.com @TheFactsSandra on Twitter

 

REDLANDS » The city wants to make sure cyclists are aware not only of where they can ride but also how to ride safely. To accomplish this, staff with the city’s Municipal Utilities and Engineering Department has launched a series of bike safety videos to educate the public on the city’s bike lanes and trails and provide safety tips. “We want our community to be safe as we promote this outdoor activity,” said Treasure Ortiz, public relations coordinator for the utilities department.

 

The 52-part video series will be posted to the department’s Facebook page and the city’s website, with one new video per week, Ortiz said.

So far, the videos cover the types of bike lanes in the city, bike safety for children, lights and reflectors on bikes, and crossing intersections safely. The latest video features Ride Yourself Fit and focuses on shifting, braking, staying hydrated and group riding.

Cyclists ride their bikes along Brookside Avenue in the city of Redlands in designated bike paths.   

The videos, which are being filmed by Cheryl Williams in the public information office and city staff, are meant to educate the public on how to take advantage of the city’s bike infrastructure safely. Still, the city wants cyclists to enjoy their rides, said Kjeld Lindsted, senior administrative analyst. “We’ve spent quite a bit of effort over the last few years really building out the bike infrastructure that we have,” Lindsted said. “We’ve had bike lanes and bike projects going in just about as fast as we can fund them and build them.”

 

The city created the Redlands Bicycle Master Plan, which outlines the striping of bike lanes, connectivity among businesses and recreational areas, education programs and other amenities to make the city more bike friendly. “A big part of the bike master plan was obviously focused on the bike infrastructure we’ve been installing and we’re very proud of,” Lindsted said. “But a corollary to that was doing this kind of public outreach. Really, the ultimate goal is to help people be able to utilize the facilities that are going in.” Redlands has three classes of bike lanes:

• Class 1 lanes are designated bike paths away from city streets.

• Class 2 lanes are striped, separating them from vehicle lanes. The green lanes on Brookside Avenue are an example of Class 2 lanes.

• Class 3 lanes have sharrows, or chevron striping, indicating that the cyclists and motorists share the right of way.

 

The city’s Orange Blossom Trail also provides families and less experienced riders a safe trail. The city also is working with San Bernardino County officials on installing lanes in the unincorporated area known as the Donut Hole. Lindsted said staff members have been talking to members of the biking community and organizations, including the Inland Empire Biking Alliance, Ride Yourself Fit and the Redlands BikeBBQ. “It’s been kind of fun to see how they approach the project,” Lindsted said. “All of them have been very excited about it so far and they all have ideas.”

 

Ortiz said the response to the videos has been positive and the public has started sharing their ideas. “There’s that interaction, which is really where we wanted to go with it,” she said. “We’re trying to meet all the demographics and different parts of the community. We’re really happy with the response.”




   
 
Come join us for the First Sunday of the Month Family Ride.

Invite your family, friends and neighbors to take an easy 5 mile bicycle ride
through Redlands.  Rides are open to the public.
Participants may win a new bicycle.

See the Event Calendar for more details.
 Please note that the Labor Day weekend family ride has been cancelled
 
When: Sunday, October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM
Route:
Judson - 5 miles
Where:
Brookside Park 
1635 Brookside Avenue   
  Redlands, CA 92373
 

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 California Coast Classic benefits the Arthritis Foundation by raising vital funds needed to find a cure for arthritis.
Money raised provides educational resources for adults and children, scholarships for the
national Juvenile Arthritis Conference, kids' camps and much more. 
Our team's namesake, 6 year old "Carter" has juvenile arthritis.
As Carter is the "face" behind our team, we train, fund raise and ride in his honor and in the honor of every child
and adult who suffers with arthritis. Our hope is to make a difference and to help find a cure for this disease
one day soon so Carter and every child and adult with arthritis can one day live a normal pain-free life.
Robert Pendley and Dan Scanlan are riding this year, representing Ride Yourself Fit.
They need your help to reach their goals.  Please click on the links below to donate.
Thank you for your support.
Robert Pendley and Carter
 
Dan and Jenny Scanlan

Yoga..."The Healthy Highway"

 

Annual RYF Memorial Day Ride 2016

  

Thank You to ALL the RYF Volunteers...You are AWESOME!

RYF 7th Annual Children's Health and Bicycle Safety Expo!

Check out the "Healthy Highway"

  

  

Check out the Sponsor tab for details!

RYF Beach Ride Reunion 2015


 
  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)
   $35.00
 Family Membership  (RYF/WYF)
   $50.00
 Supporting Membership (In addition to the selected membership level of $35 or $50.)
   $200.00
 Golden Lifetime Membership (Individual only for life)
   $1,000.00
 
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!
Please contact the RYF Webmaster at webmaster@rideyourselffit.org.
We can help reinstate your membership.



  Joe Dittemore Agency
(909) 792-1665
5 E. Citrus Ave., Ste 209
Redlands, CA 92373
Proud Sponsor of Ride Yourself Fit
 

Protect your bike investment! We all love our bikes and value the great things they provide such as better health, time with friends, and discovering new places. If your bike disappeared or was severely damaged, it might cost quite a bit to get you back on the road. There are any number of circumstances in which an existing home and/or auto insurance policies won’t cover the damage to or loss of a bike – and this comes as a lousy surprise if it happens to you! Now, you can eliminate that worry with a bike insurance policy. Joe would be happy to work up a quote for you, and it is as simple as completing a fill-able application posted here then emailing it to him.   Joe will return a quote to you, usually within 24 hours. You’re also welcome to call Joe with questions or to complete an application over the phone.
 
For detailed information on this specialty insurance for bicycles, please click


 Signature Pose...14 miles

  
Saturday

 Signature Pose...30 miles

  
Morning

      Signature Pose...20 miles 

    
                                        Rides


 
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
at 3 Feet Please for more information.




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 community.

We 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.


 

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