Martha Green's - The Eating Room
Ride the Streets of Redlands Challenge
The City of Redlands has about 300 miles of streets spread out over 37 square miles. The city is comprised mostly of residential neighborhoods, but also has commercial and general industrial areas.
Ride Yourself Fit has developed a number of routes that traverse most all of the major streets in Redlands and the surrounding areas. Our members have ridden throughout the city whether they ride the 10, 20, 30 or even the 40 mile routes. Congratulations, you won a prize. These routes generally utilize the arterial and collector streets. But no routes are developed to cover every roadway, including most of the local residential streets.
Over the years, a number of area residents have taken on the challenge of walking all of the streets of Redlands. Walking 300 miles takes some real planning to develop the most efficient routes and avoid duplication. Some of the southside streets have steep hills while most of the northside streets are relatively flat. Many streets end in a cul-de-sac requiring some duplication. Well, it is no different using a bicycle. So Martha Green and The Eating Room has developed a challenge for all of the Ride Yourself Fit members....ride all of the streets of Redlands, all 300 miles of them.
The rules are simple. Ride the streets and log your progress on a map. Streets in gated communities are not included. Streets on regular RYF rides can be counted. When you complete the challenge, present the map to Ride Yourself Fit and you will be rewarded with a special gift from Martha and The Eating Room. This is a year long challenge so the goal is to complete this quest by the end of the 2013 calendar year. But the sooner the better. It is up to each rider to plan their routes. Plan your routes ahead, and just don’t leave all the hills to the end!
If you need a map of Redlands, one way to obtain one is through AAA for any Auto Club member. A limited number of maps are also being made available through RYF.
Keep us all updated on your progress. Best of luck on your quest.