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since 1985 

RWBTC is a recreational bicycling club devoted to the promotion of friendly cycling in the Redlands, CA area.

We cater to riders of all levels (beginners to fast) and abilities.


Announcements of Note

 

 

  • Domestique of the Year:  Randy Stephenson
  • Most Improved Female Rider:  Valerie Laida
  • Most Improved Male Rider: Bruce Dowell
 
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Welcome Members
Welcome Members
 

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You can find information on speakers in the Forums- Presenter's Information

Membership Type Dues After Feb 15 Duration Jan 1 to Dec 31. Availability
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP $45.00 $45.00 12 MONTH NEW AND EXPIRED MEMBERS
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP - RENEWALS $40.00 $45.00 12 MONTH RENEWALS ONLY (Renew after Nov 1)
FAMILY SPONSORING MEMBERSHIP $50.00 $50.00 12 MONTH NEW MEMBERS AND RENEWALS
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $35.00 $35.00 12 MONTH NEW AND EXPIRED MEMBERS
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP - RENEWALS $30.00 $35.00 12 MONTH RENEWALS ONLY (Renew after Nov 1)
INDIVIDUAL SPONSORING MEMBERSHIP $50.00 $50.00 12 MONTH NEW MEMBERS AND RENEWALS

NOTE: RWBTC Membership cycle is by calendar year starting January 1 to December 31. Current Members wait till your login shows your renew icon then renew to retain a renewal discount of $5 - this is typically after November 1 of the current membership year. New or expired Members or if you are a current Individual Member changing to a another member type (e.g. Family Membership) if you join before November 1, your membership will expire on December 31 of the current year. Please contact membership@rwbtc.org if you have questions about your membership.

updated 10/28/16

 

January Bike Shorts Available for Download!




Attention All Members:

  • There is a Board of Director position available:
    Newsletter Editor

     

    Please contact Bruce Dowell at:

    president@rwbtc.org

    for more information or if you are interested or know of someone who might be.

     

    “It’s not what your bike club can do for you but what you can do for your bike club.”

     

     


  • Newsletter Editor-publishes “Bike Shorts”


  •  YOUR 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    President  Bruce Dowell
    Vice President Jerry Green
    Treasurer  Fred Kennerson
    Secretary  Valerie Laida
    Ride Director  Jerry Withrow
    Events Coordinator
    Candice Tidwell
    Newsletter Editor OPEN - TBD
    Webmaster Donald Garcia
    Equipment Director          Bill Green
    Past President Don Quering


    Bruce Dowell
    President

    Jerry Green
    Vice President/Acting Newsletter Editor

    Don Quering
    Past President

    Jerry Withrow
    Ride Director



    Fred Kennerson
    Treasurer

    Valerie Laida
    Secretary

    Donald Garcia
    Webmaster

    Candice Tidwell
    Events Coordinator

     


     
    Upcoming Events
    Upcoming Events


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    POSITION AVAILABLE 

    One of our Sponsors, Yucaipa Bicycle has an opening for a part time experienced mechanic/sales person. Honest and friendly a must.
    Email yucaipabikecenter@gmail.com  or call 951-712-9342
     


    OUR TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR'S DAY RIDE TO MT. RUBIDOUX


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     Yucaipa Bike Center is now a TREK Project One Dealer

    Yucaipa Bike Center would like to let everyone know that they are now a TREK PROJECT ONE DEALER.  We hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving holiday and we here at Yucaipa Bike Center look forward to helping you with all your holiday and Christmas shopping needs.
     



    Information on our previous meetings and Meeting Presenters is now available in the Forums under General.

     

     Forums



    Check out the Riding and Training Info Link.  Some of the news articles such as "The Lost Art of the Group Ride" by Peter Wilburn will be found there. 

    Lost Art of the Group Ride



    How You Use Your Leg Muscles

    Interesting article on what muscles you actually use when you are pedaling. there is room for a little skepticism as this is coming from a mtb/bmx site. It would be great to get more info on such things from the science perspective. Here is the start of the article( continued HERE):

    One of the most persistent myths in the mountain biking world surrounds the pedal stroke and goes something like this: " Without being attached to the pedals you can not use your hamstrings properly, which forces you to rely too much on the quads to power the pedal stroke. By not being able to curl the knee joint during the upstroke of the pedal stroke you create muscular imbalances and tire out the quads faster." That is what most of us have been told. However, this understanding of which muscles are used and how they are used during a pedal stroke is completely wrong and potentially dangerous over the long run.

    When I ask why someone thinks that the muscles are used that way during the pedal stroke, I am invariably led to some variation of this picture/ chart:



    Bicycle Radio

    Looking for something to listen to while making that long drive to a ride. Well here is something to get you psyched, Bicycle Radio. Download lots of programs and listen to them on your ipod or iphone. Click on picture for more info.