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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 and abilities.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:


2018 Membership Renewals are now due.  Click to renew. Renew 2018 Membership
 

Registration is Now Available for the Fifth Annual Emerald Necklace Grand Tour sponsored by the Redlands Conservancy (click image link)

Need a New Goal for 2018?  Consider the Breathless Agony and King of the Mountains Training
     KOM/BA Training Info 

50% Discounts on Equipment/Clothing for 2015 and older kits  Look for 50% OFF 
 
2017 Christmas Party Photo Album  2017 Party Photos



 
Welcome Members
Welcome Members
 

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



Membership Type   Dues Duration Jan 1 to Dec 31. Availability
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP   $45.00 12 MONTH NEW AND EXPIRED MEMBERS
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP - RENEWALS   $40.00 12 MONTH RENEWALS ONLY (Renew after Nov 1)
FAMILY SPONSORING MEMBERSHIP   $50.00 12 MONTH NEW MEMBERS AND RENEWALS
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP   $35.00 12 MONTH NEW AND EXPIRED MEMBERS
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP - RENEWALS   $30.00 12 MONTH RENEWALS ONLY (Renew after Nov 1)
INDIVIDUAL SPONSORING MEMBERSHIP   $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 2/27/17

 

January Bike Shorts Available for Download!

 


 
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 YOUR 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President  Mark Wingo
Vice President - Membership Lou Gamache
Treasurer  Fred Kennerson
Secretary  Jill Henley
Ride Director  Jerry Withrow
Programs Directror
~ vacant ~
Newsletter Editor Carol Dyer
Webmaster Dave Satre
Past President Bruce Dowell
Equipment Director*          Bill Green
 
* non-Voting Board Member


Mark Wingo
2018 President

Lou Gamache
2018 Vice President - Membership

Bruce Dowell
Past President

Jerry Withrow
2017-2018 Ride Director



Fred Kennerson
2017-2018 Treasurer

Jill Henley
2018 Secretary

Dave Satre
Webmaster

~Vacant~
Programs Director


Carol Dyer
2017-2018 Newsletter Editor

Bill Green
Equipment Director




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

 

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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: