Sunday, March 10, 2019

KOM Challenge winners:
Women
1st McKenzie Melcher
2nd Diana Sjol
3rd Sally Aston
Men
1st Jason Siegle
2nd Brian McCulloch
3rd Roman Semenov

Congrats to the winners and well done to all who finished in this w grueling conditions
Big thanks to those who donated prizes making this possible.
Prints on Wood
Daniel Alves
Scott Welsh Insurance

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Rain!



https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/us/ca/redlands/92373

We were hoping for clear skies, then maybe just a light drizzle. Now it looks like a substantial storm starting the morning of the second. Please be prepared for rain, highs in the 50s, and wind. The trails should hold up fine, but will obviously get you and your bike muddy.



Monday, February 25, 2019

Last Minute Notes

Strada Rossa is just a few days away. We will ride rain or shine. To streamline registration, we will offer an early opportunity to pick up your wristband at Stell Coffee & Teaon Friday 3/1 from 6-8pm.

On Saturday morning the ride will stage from Stell Coffee & Tea in Redlands starting at 6am. If you’re local, please ride to the ride. If you’re coming from further away, you may not park inside the Stell’s shopping center. You must utilize the street for parking instead.

If you have an old bike or parts in the garage, we will be collecting donations for Redlands BikeBBQ.

91 mile ride @ 7:00am – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29244562

63 mile ride @ 8:00am - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29060441

39 mile ride @ 9:00am - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28851986

You can find a map that shows all three courses and SAG stops (including information about when they open and when they close) here:


The ride finish and afterparty will be held ~1 mile up the hill at 1027 S San Mateo St 92373. For the 60 and 90 milers, your wristband and ID will be required to enter Seven Oaks Dam. Your wristband also entitles you to a meal after the ride and one drink ticket. Please bring cash (or a card) to purchase additional beverages. We will stop serving food at 5pm.

Strada Rossa is not a race. You'll be sharing the road with vehicles and you must yield to trail users on foot and horseback. Do not deviate from the marked trails, even to avoid mud. Dismount from your bike if you encounter any hazards. You are likely to encounter bees as well, so be prepared for a real adventure.

Please extend the utmost courtesy to everyone you see on Saturday and represent the cycling community in a positive light. In the event of an emergency on the course, please dial (909) 257-7702.

You might also be interested in:

Banff Mountain Film Festival (March 1st and 2nd) - http://sgwa.org/banff-mountain-film-festival-2019/

Redlands Emerald Necklace Grand Tour (March 9th) - https://2019-emerald-necklace-tour.eventbrite.com

Redlands Classic (March 13-17) - http://redlandsclassic.com/

Wheel Tales (Bike tours for everyone) - https://www.wheeltales.com/

Strada Rossa would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, partners and tireless volunteer crew. No one is getting paid a penny to put this ride on, so please channel my own appreciation the day of the ride.

-john
ride director

Friday, February 22, 2019

Routes!

Routes. You've all be waiting for them. Here they are.
But there is a qualifier: There are still places we are working on fixing trails from the recent rain storms. If we cannot get them fixed, we will reroute the ride around them, and in such cases, follow the course markings, not your GPS device.
It's likely we will have two options at the river crossing at Mill Creek. One through it for those brave enough to get their feet wet, and one rerouted around.

We've sold out (again)

Well, that was quick.

Our apologies to all those caught off guard by the popularity of the 6th edition of Strada Rossa. we were as surprised as anyone.

To keep things simple, the ride has no wait list and no refunds.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

A handful of late registration slots are still available.

We fielded an enormous amount of feedback after registration closed for Strada Rossa. Due to the generosity of a few new sponsors our all volunteer crew put their heads together and figured out a way to open up registration to a few dozen more riders.

If you haven't already, get in there and sign up as quickly as you can!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

RSR VI is a sell out!

Our deepest appreciation to our generous sponsors and the 400 folks that pre-registered for Strada Rossa 6. We'll see you on March 2nd!

Strada Rossa is a no-refund, rain or shine event with no waitlist. That said, registered riders are able to change their category or transfer their ticket to someone else up until 2/28 so feel free to coordinate amongst yourselves on social media.

For the rest of you, there's always next year!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Redlands Strada Rossa VI will have a KOM Challenge.
Fasted male up will win a $200 gift card to @printsonwood, and likewise, the fastest female up will win a $200 gift card to @woodsnap. Check out their great products.
Rules:
1. You must complete either the 62 or 90-mile ride.
2. Your ride must be uploaded to @Strava by 4:30 on March 2nd.
3. You must register for the ride.
4. No pedal assist, motor or help allowed.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Lott'a talk about tires...

There is no such thing as the perfect tire or bike. Run what you brung is the mentality of this event. Get out, see stuff, ride fast, ride slow, meet people, have fun. If you're getting hung up on equipment, you're not doing the previous items correctly!

All the trails that are part of the RSR have been ridden with 28mm slicks.


And all of the same trails have been ridden with 3.0 plus tires.



And both are fun! It just depends on what you're looking for out of the day, and what your on-bike skills are.


Conservatively, fatter tires with more knobs are better. Especially by the end of a long ride when you're tired. At that point a little bit more traction on the dirt may be better than a little less rolling resistance on the road. This is especially true for the 90 mile route.

If your bike will fit it, a 40mm tire is great. Something fast rolling, but with some outboard knobs like a WTB Nano40



The Strada Rossa is not a race, so being a few minutes slower due to a chunky tire shouldn't ruin your day. Washing out on a loose corner and going to the ER will. Choose accordingly!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

RSR VI Registration Now Open.

Join us for the 6th edition of Strada Rossa on March 2nd 2019.
Strada Rossa is a rain or shine, mixed-surface, family friendly, bike ride organized by The Inland Empire Biking Alliance and followed by local food and beer in a backyard in Redlands.
90 mile ride @ 7:00am
66 mile ride @ 8:00am
33 mile ride @ 9:00am
To streamline registration, we will also be distributing wristbands on Friday 3/1/2019 at Stell Coffee from 6-8pm. The price of registration will jump to $90 two weeks before the event.
On Saturday morning the ride will stage from Stell Coffee in Redlands.
Turn sheets will be posted prior to the ride in a format accessible on mobile phones. If you'd like a paper copy, please plan on printing it out yourself at home.
The ride finish and afterparty will be held ~one mile up the hill at 1027 S San Mateo St 92373. Your wristband entitles you to as much as you can eat and one drink ticket. Please bring cash (or a card) to purchase additional beverages. T-shirts are pre-sale only.
Strada Rossa is not a race. You'll be sharing the road with vehicles and you must yield to trail users on foot and horseback. Do not deviate from the marked trails, even to avoid mud. Dismount from your bike if you encounter any hazards. You are likely to encounter bees as well, so be prepared for a real adventure.
Please extend the utmost courtesy to everyone you see on the course and represent the cycling community in a positive light.
Strada Rossa would simply not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, partners and tireless volunteer crew.