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Ride Yourself Fit, Walk Yourself Fit, Eat Yourself Fit

 


FUN, FITNESS & FELLOWSHIP
                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 
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 Current Information Regarding Ride Yourself Fit and Walk Yourself Fit


Dear RYF / WYF Family,

It was great to see so many of you last Saturday as we opened up to enjoy so much fun, fitness and fellowship both walking and cycling. Even though we did not see your smiling faces behind the masks, the smiles were certainly in your eyes and the spirit of your souls was felt. We are truly blessed to have a wonderful organization of great people.

Thank you all for adhering to the "new normal" of wearing masks while congregating, social distancing and using hand sanitizer to help slow down the spread of COVID-19.  As you know there have been significant increases in cases throughout California over the past week, confirmed by state, county, and city government agencies.  Redlands Community Hospital has doubled the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in the last week of June that required hospitalization.  We are also seeing a trend of cases in younger individuals.  In light of the current COVID-19 information, the RYF Board of Directors have met and decided to promptly discontinue all RYF and WYF events until further notice.

Please do not stop exercising as this is one of the most powerful things that you can do for your health and immune system. We will continue to post walk and ride routes. We encourage you continue wearing face coverings, practice social distancing and actively participate in being part of the solution.   We would also ask that you record your events on STRAVA and post pictures to the website by sending them to webmaster@rideyourselffit.org.  Please continue to enjoy the spirit of RYF....through "fun, fitness and fellowship"...until the day we share the road again safely.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and please visit the website; www.rideyourselffit.org for continued information.

Be Safe, Be Well and please Be Kind!

The RYF Board of Directors

Welcome to the Ride Yourself Fit Family 
(Please remember that members must login with their
user name and password to view all contents of this website.)


Ride Yourself Fit
A variety of bicycle rides in and around the Redlands area with routes from 5 to 60 miles in length.  Riders of all ages and fitness levels are welcome.
Bi-weekly rides of 10, 15, 20 and 30 miles are scheduled
for beginners to experienced riders.
Instruction and specified training programs are provided for riders.
Additional rides are scheduled for more experienced cyclists and include:
Club 39 with 39 mile and 20+ mile routes;
Adventure with 40 to 60 mile routes including a lunch stop;
Travel Club with rides at remote locations starting outside
of Redlands with varying length routes.


Walk Yourself Fit
A variety of walks led by Dick and Donna Dawson are available.
Walks are from 1 to 5 miles and are provided for all ages and fitness levels. Instruction is provided on proper walking methods and attire.


Eat Yourself Fit
A program presented by Dr. Steven Wilson and Stephanie Stellhorn during the year. Guidelines are offered showing the
healthy eating and the benefits of eating fresh vegetables and the uses of herbs for seasoning.  
In Your Best Interest Garden, 1201 Brookside Avenue.




 
Slideshow
RYF "We are Back" 2020
Ride Yourself Fit


Slideshow
WYF "We are Back" 2020
Walk Yourself Fit
A Prayer Request Forum has been established for members who at times experience illnesses or other tragic events for themselves, family members and other loved ones and friends. This forum is provided to allow members to post requests for prayers to help them through these times.  The forum may be accessed from the membership tab on the left hand column or by clicking on RYF Prayer Request Forum. 

 
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

To check the weather forecast for the Redlands area,
click on the photo.


Please note that  RYF rides and WYF walks may be modified or cancelled without notice due to rain, excessive heat or unhealthful conditions. 
To check the air quality for the Inland Empire area,
click the AQMD logo.






SART Closure Announced by San Bernardino County Parks and Recreation

   The San Bernardino County, Parks and Recreation Department, has announced that the Santa Ana River Trail between Mt Vernon Avenue and E Street will be officially closed until November 1, 2020, for the repair of floodwalls and levees along the trail.

RYF rides scheduled for the trail during this time will be rerouted as necessary around the closure via Cooley Drive and Hunts Lane.  The Event Calendar will note these detours, however, route slips and maps will not be changed.

 


Updating You Contact Information



 
  Dear Members:

   We have noticed a number of old street addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and other information that were listed with us when you joined, but may not now be current.  Without current information, we are unable to contact you and provide updated information to our membership.  So this may a good time to check your contact information for Ride Yourself Fit and Walk Yourself Fit, and update it as necessary.

   Updates are easy to do.  Members can logon to the website using their login name and password.  Once on line, go to the top right hand corner of the home page and look for your name.  Click on the small down arrow in the circle to the right of your name, then click Profile.  Your membership profile box will appear. In the Personal Info box, click Contact Info. Your profile data will appear and should be reviewed. You can make any necessary changes and updates.  When you are done, just click on the SAVE box at the bottom of the page and you are finished.

   If you have any trouble or questions, please contact Ron Mutter at webmaster@rideyourselffit.org.  Thank You





CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES
2020




As the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) continues construction of the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, crews continue various activities along the corridor including working on rail crossings and stations, installing underground utilities, and building (gravity) walls to support the track along the right-of-way.

What to Expect: At times, work throughout the corridor may be loud and cause vibration. You may see flashing lights on trucks, and hear drilling, hammering, truck back-up alarms and equipment engines.

Please remember construction is dynamic and the schedule is weather permitting and subject to change.

For detours and more information click Redlands Passenger Rail Information
 




























































   The City of Redlands is currently implementing Phase 5 of their 5-year street resurfacing project.  The resurfacing schedule for Phase 5
has been posted by the City of Redlands.
For a map of the proposed Phase 5 projects, go to
Phase 5 - Street Resurfacing Map





 

Dear Ride Yourself Fit members,

During these unprecedented times dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we all must change the way we shop and obtain many of the supplies and items we need. Many of us shop online and have items delivered directly to our homes. Whenever RYF members shop and make online purchases through Amazon at smile.amazon.com Amazon increases Ride Yourself Fit Inc's AmazonSmile donations. These donations help with Ride Yourself Fit's ongoing costs.
Please shop at  smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4803164 whenever possible and Amazon will donate to Ride Yourself Fit Inc.



Did you know that when you shop at
smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4803164
AmazonSmile donates to Ride Yourself Fit Inc?

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
Support Ride Yourself Fit by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.


 Ride Yourself Fit receives San Bernardino County Resolution
Celebrating our 10th Year Anniversary

 
Alesandra and Doc Wilson
receive San Bernardino County
Resolution
 
Scott Ward, Third District Field Representative
for Supervisor Dawn Rowe
with Alesandra and Doc
RYF celebrated the Holidays and our 10 year Anniversary at the annual Holiday Party...and much to our surprise, RYF was issued a Resolution from the County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors recognizing Ride Yourself Fit, Inc. for 10 years of promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic engagement and volunteering for community events. While Doc and I are so humbled and proud of this honor...we recognize that the entire family of Ride Yourself Fit and Walk Yourself Fit contributed to this and together we share in this honor. A special Thank you to Scott Ward, field representative for Supervisor Rowe's office.



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. 
 
 



 
  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.


RYF "Orange Blossom Trail" Clean-up Crew...Well Done!



RYF & WYF ADOPT PORTIONS OF ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL WEST

 
   
Ride Yourself Fit and Walk Yourself Fit have adopted a portion of the City's Orange Blossom Trail West, between Park Avenue and Nevada Street.

The Adopt-A-Trail program has been established for community and civic organizations, as well as private businesses to contribute towards the effort of maintaining beautiful and clean City owned trails in Redlands.  Redlands' Adopt-A-Trail program encourages community residents and organizations to adopt City owned trails and keep them weed and litter-free.  The adopted areas are to be cleaned every 4 weeks in an effort to maintain a healthy environment, and to produce feelings of pride in our beautiful City.  RYF/WYF has made a commitment to pick up litter and perform weed abatement on this section of the trail a minimum of once a month for a two-year period.  We will monitor conditions on this section of the trail and report problems to City staff members for follow up.

Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis to help support this effort.  The time required to complete the required routine maintenance is about one hour or less per month.  Approximately 10 members per each cleanup are needed.

 
     
       
 
 


With Vision a City Prospers - What makes Redlands a thriving City?
Here's an answer from the 2017 State of the City luncheon recently held.
Ride Yourself Fit is pleased to be a part of this community and
we thank the City of Redlands for their continued support of
bicycling and healthy living in Redlands.


You can check out Work and Play Productions - Facebook for more videos about various aspects of Redlands.




 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.