Friday, May 27, 2016

Where They Came From... 2016 Edition

I love seeing these maps showing where registrants come from!

John from the BikeBBQ put this together for us!

First international showing!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Big Day On Two Wheels!

One picture sums up the day for me!

(Thanks to Jason Judy for that great one!)

THANK YOU to all that came and rode, the many volunteers, the land-managers, and the sponsors! Everything fell into place just perfectly. We hope you had a great time out there on our red roads

Lots of great photos on Instagram with #redlandsstradarossa  and #stradarossa tags

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Be Prepared!

Please be warned, this is a tough ride! You're not riding on the Green River Santa Ana River Trail here! There is a LOT of dirt, that's the point. On the 100 mile ride, it's going to be technical as well. The 100 and 50 kilo routes don't have as much singletrack, but they're still going to have a lot of elevation, and a lot of dirt. Be prepared! If you're not sure about doing it on a road bike, pre-ride some of it and find out! If still not sure, hop on a MTB with some fast tires (Thunder Burts are my fave) and ride that!

Also, the forecast for Saturday is mid 80's! Carry lots of water, refill at the SAG stops, and be aware where public water is available or stores you can buy some at if needed.

Smooth roads await
Mentone SART

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Yes, this is part of the 2016 course!

We want to be extra-sure that everyone can enjoy this trail feature! All three routes have this water crossing on them. It's not rideable, even by MTBs, so be prepared to climb across rocks and maybe get you shoes a bit wet!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Imperial Century Signups are CLOSED!

Good job, masochists!  Glad you're holding your annual convention in Redlands this year!

Here's a little something-something to keep you motivated:

This ride will have the highest percentage of dirt on, as well as the most miles on dirt. Everything we could link together has been included. Additionally the majority of the 10,00+ feet of elevation gain will be on dirt as well. Make sure you and your bike are prepared for this.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Save Live Oak Canyon!

While on the RSR, please pay particular attention to the routing as it goes through Oakmont Park and Little Live Oak Canyon. You'll be dropping into this area at mile 80.3 on the 100 mile course, and mile 50 on the 100km course. This as this amazing area is under intense pressure for development. All that you see there could be lost in the near future, including a significant Native American site you'll pass by.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video highlighting the situation, and go to the
Save Live Oak Canyon! site for more info on how you can help!


This Sacred Land from Peter Coonradt on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Routes, routes, who wants a fresh route???

Up and running!

Please pick route you can finish in allotted time. When we say cutoff, that means we're rolling up the SAG stops, and the food at the end will done. We want you to take advantage of all we're putting out, and DEFINITELY partake of the Cajun feast at the end. But you gotta' get back in time to make that happen!

Future posts will have some more info on ways to manage these routes, but for new, check them out virtually, but also hop on a bike and pre-ride some of the sectors if you can!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Paging All Helpful People (Code for: Volunteers Needed)

March 19th Redlands Strada Rossa is coming up fast. We have a good handle on the routes, finish party, food & drink, etc. What we need are volunteers to staff aid stations. Especially with the addition of a 100 mile course offering, we're shorthanded.

The RSR is a special and unique event. It's grass-roots bicycle culture at its best. Designed, implemented and staffed by volunteers. If you have done any sort of organized ride, you should be able to see the difference in our sign up fees compared to other events. We strive to keep this a low budget, low-overhead, and high-enjoyment event!

With that in mind, please consider volunteering, or seeing if a friend or family member would be interested. We endeavor to make this a fun ride, and riders are VERY appreciative of the volunteers. You will not be disappointed if you are able to volunteer!

We can also use a few people to pre-ride and mark the courses the week prior. We haven't done an off-road(ish) century before, so this is going to be some extra work. This is a touchy one as we don't want to do it too far ahead, but don't want to wait to the last minute. Remember the tacks from last year? Yeah.
All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, meal, and drink! 

If you just want to do the short route, it's even possible to do that in the morning, and help out in the afternoon!

Please register HERE so we can confirm and get your t shirt size.

These are the volunteer positions we are looking to fill. 
Each SAG station needs two volunteers. Registration, Food prep and cooking needs at least four(4) each:
• THURS Course Marking
• FRI Course Marking
• 6:15-9AM Registration and pancake cooking
• 7:45-10:15AM SAG #1 Mentone
• 9:00-12:00AM SAG #2 Yucaipa
• 10:00-1:00AM SAG #3 Yucaipa
• 11:00-2:00AM SAG #4 Calimesa
• 12:00-3:00AM SAG #5 Redlands
• 12:00-3:00PM Food Prep (John's House)
• 1:00-5:00PM Cooking (John's)
• 50K Sweep rider
• 100K Sweep rider

If anyone is interested or wants more information on any of the above, please get hold of

David or Mark  and we can go over needs and options.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

After-ride party!

Food is going to be amazing. Drinks are locked in (Ritual). Now we have music! This will be a great place to hang out and unwind after the ride. Bring the kids, all are welcome!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Just hit 100 registrants!

Last year we had 41 registered at the end of January. This year it's 100 on Jan 24th.
We are capping it at an optimistic 250 this year, so if you're thinking about signing up, might want to commit sooner rather than later!

If you wait too long, you might not get to sign up the day of the event!

Redlands Strada Rossa

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Course Familiarity

Woodhouse Rd.
Locals have the benefit of knowing the area. We really want out of towners to be similarly comfortable with route options. The best feature of the RSR is the ability to alter the course, adding or subtracting miles depending on how your legs and lungs are feeling that day. We lay out what WE think is the best route, but if you think otherwise, ride your own ride!

To that end, familiarizing or reacquainting yourself with previous routes is a good idea.

2015 route:

2014 route:

Take a look at how the routes go from Redlands and into Yucaipa, accessing open spaces in each community.

We are out pre-riding segments right now, confirming access, conditions, and fun-factor. It's going to be a good ride, count on it!