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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 number of rides of different lengths are offered.
 
The Ride Yourself Fit family also offers the Walk Yourself Fit
program every Saturday throughout the year,
and the Eat Yourself Fit program
during the summer months.
 
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Procare RYF 2014
 



RYF starting times are changing
with the seasonal time and weather changes.
 Check the Event Calendar for specific starting times on each ride or program as they are different.
 
 
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.


 
This is a great opportunity for all RYF members as well as all cyclists who use streets in Redlands to review and provide comments and input to the City.  Instructions and information on how to review the Redlands Bicycle Network map and submit comments are included on the City website page with the map.  Click on the "Redlands Bicycle Network" icon shown here to provide your comments.  You may also view comments provided by others.  To review the entire Master Plan  click on the second icon.

   The City of Redlands is accepting input on cycling master plan.

  The city is accepting the public’s input on its Community Based Bicycle Master Plan.
  The plan was adopted by the City Council in May and outlines the striping of about 175 lane miles of bike lanes throughout the city and highlight priority routes that will add connectivity among businesses, educational facilities and downtown.
  In efforts to reach all potential and current bicyclists, as well as motorists, city staff has launched an interactive mapping tool called the “Redlands Bicycle Network,” said Carl Baker, city spokesman, in an email.
  “This map shows the various recommendations included in the 2014 Bicycle Master Plan, which is currently being updated,” he said in the email. “This is an opportunity to provide specific recommendations on where other bicycling improvements could be made in Redlands.”
  The map’s features allow users to identify the specific locations using a drop pin as well as an online community forum to address the needs of the community at large, Baker said.
  Users will also be able to make additions to recommendations, “support” a recommendation, and share on social media, he said.
  The city encourages all users to provide comments on safety considerations; recommendations for routes and barriers to access; facilities needed; education needed; and general comments.
  The plan was drafted from information gathered during community workshops to identify highly traveled routes by Redlands bicyclists, according to the city staff report.
  Feedback from community members during community workshops was compiled and mapped and serves as the basis for the routes designated as bike lanes, according to the report.
  The plan lays out locations for Class I paths, Class II bike lanes and Class III routes.
A Class I path is a separated right of way for bicycles and pedestrians. A Class II bike lane provides a striped line for one-way bike travel on a street or highway.
A Class III bike route allows for shared use with pedestrian or motor vehicle traffic on lower volume roadways, according to the plan.
  It also identifies a need for increased bike storage and support facilities, such as bike stations in downtown and two future rail stations.
To view the Redlands Bicycle Master Plan document, click on
 

Thank You...ProCare Physical Therapy for your support! 


 
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.

See the Event Calendar for more details.

When: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 12:00 PM
Where:
Crafton Park 
  1798 Independence Avenue
  Redlands, CA 92374
Crafton Park
 

 Another Amazing RYF "Family Reunion" Ride

 
 
Here are a few upcoming events that may be of interest to RYF members.

 
   Ride Yourself Fit will be represented at the California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour, September 13 - 20, 2014.  Robert Pendley will be riding to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation.  He will be sending photos from his trip and RYF will post them in the photo gallery.
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
Date: October 11-12, 2014
Start Location: Santa Monica, CA
Overnight Location: San Buenaventura State Beach, Ventura, CA
Finish Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Registration Fee: $65 (through July 31)
Fundraising Minimum: $350
Route Options: 30, 65, and 100 on Saturday & 35 and 50 on Sunday

 
 

October 24 & 25, 2014
Starting in La Quinta, CA "Gem of the Desert"
Vendor Expo: October 24, 2014 & October 25, 2014
Benefits Charities related to:
Military, Fire Department, Police Department
Fun Ride: 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 miles (5 miles around La Quinta Cove). Bike Clubs of 20+ cyclists: Sign up and escort our heroes out of the staging area.
 
 

Thank you Cyclery USA for all your Support!

 RYF...Thanks Our Sponsor Redlands Community Hospital!

  

Fun, Food & Fellowship...Don't Miss the Next Event!

Oak Glen Conquered

 
Pictured

Joe Dittemore
David Thielemann
Chris Cain
Ron Mutter
Chris Egle
Jason Smith
Greg Armstrong
 
 
Not Pictured

Doc Wilson
Russ Anderson
Charles Gatson
 
  
 



 Signature Pose...14 miles

  
Saturday

 Signature Pose...30 miles

  
Morning

      Signature Pose...20 miles 

    
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Walk Yourself Fit has helped me transform my life

By ERIN WALDNER


I started walking with Walk Yourself Fit last summer. I had put on a lot of weight over the previous year. I was hoping WYF would help me lose weight, plus I was looking for more things to do outside of work. 

 

I've gotten everything I hoped to get out of WYF, and more. I have made some awesome new friends. It's something fun to do away from the office. And it's helped me shed weight. I've lost roughly 70 pounds and have gone from a size 20/22 to a size 10/12 (give or take).

 

Walking briskly on a regular basis is a big reason for this weight loss. I walk with WYF almost every Saturday. I rarely miss a Saturday. In addition, I meet with two other ladies from WYF (Tina Kundig and Rose Cummings) before work. On average, I'd say we meet 3 times a week and walk 5 miles each time, or close to it. We walk pretty fast. And when I walk on my own, I try to do some hill work. Center Street, San Mateo, Cajon and Terracina are good for that.

 

In addition to walking, I do cardio workouts at the gym and have started bike riding. I like having variety in my exercise regimen because I think I'm working different muscles and it breaks up the monotony of doing the same thing, day after day.

 

Because of the weight loss and because I'm more physically fit, my self esteem has gone up. I hated the way I looked a year ago. But more importantly, a lot of the health problems I was experiencing have gone away or eased up. My lower back no longer hurts. The plantar fasciitis I was dealing with has disappeared. And I feel better emotionally.

 

In a nutshell, WYF has helped me transform my life and I am forever grateful. 

 

          Erin Waldner
 
   
The RYF water bottles and T shirts are available for purchase.   They are at the IYBI clinic and will be available at the regular RYF rides. 
 
Get yours while they last!
 

 
 
RYF has introducing a new program for our regular bi-weekly Saturday rides.  The 10 mile routes are orientation rides lead by Dr. Steve Wilson. These orientation rides are open to all riders who wish to ride a slow, easy pace, those who are all new and or inexperienced riders, those who have new bikes that are not familiar with shifting or any other operation of the bike, those wishing to learn group and street riding skills, bicycling etiquette, and those who are starting a conditioning program.  All riders are welcome no matter what type of bike or riding gear that have.  Helmets are mandatory for all riders.  For those more experienced riders who wish to ride a shorter route at a social/touring pace, a 15+ route has been added to each of our bi-weekly rides. 



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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