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2019 Redlands Bicycle Classic Introduces Crafton Hills College Time Trial
A new event has been added for this year’s Redlands Bicycle Classic. The Crafton Hills College (CHC) Time Trial will be held on the first day of the five racing days of the 2019 Redlands Bicycle Classic on Wednesday, March 13.
The CHC Stage is a “Time Trial” race meaning that cyclists will be competing on an out-and-back course (as opposed to a circuit race where cyclists complete numerous laps around a course.) Cyclists start on a timed interval and race against the clock.
The planning for the new timed trial race allows for spectators to see the cyclists up close on a more individualized basis. You are welcome to walk along the course and cheer for your favorite rider(s). However, it is critical for the safety of both the spectators and the riders that spectators stay off the actual course as riders will at times be exceeding 50 miles per hour.
In order to ensure the safety of everyone involved with and participating in the race some local streets will be closed on the day of the race as indicated:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sand Canyon Road/5th Street from Campus Drive, south, to Marion Road will be closed to through traffic.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. South Dearborn Street will be closed from Highland Avenue to 5th Street.
The Crafton Hills College campus will be open during the race (classes are anticipated to occur as per their normal schedule unless otherwise noted in CHC’s social media and/or website.) However, on race day the campus will only be accessible from the south entrance of Campus Drive. Marshalls for the bicycle classic will be able to answer questions about street closures, where you can cross the race course and when you can safely cross. Marshalls will be strategically placed throughout the race course and at various campus locations to aid the public and local law enforcement will also be assisting to keep both the public and the cyclists safe.
Of special note is the significant hazard that loose dogs can pose to cyclists traveling at high speeds. If you live or work anywhere near the CHC Timed Trial area please make certain that your dog(s) are safe and secured during this race for the safety of everyone involved – including your pets.
For more information on the 2019 Redlands Bicycle Classic, go to: www.redlandsclassic.com.