2021 Postponment Statement
March 22, 2021 (Redlands, CA) – As the 2021 cycling season slowly opens, the Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee has been working diligently behind the scenes determining the best path forward for 2021 and beyond.
The Redlands Bicycle Classic is a community event, comprised of an all-volunteer committee. Without their countless hours of work, the race simply would not happen. Our ability to host this world-class experience is only possible because of local sponsorships. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Beaver Medical Group, Stater Bros. Charities, PossAbilities and Toyota of Redlands have all remained steadfast partners during these difficult times. It is important for us to recognize their contributions to other causes, often with a greater need than a community event such as ours. Finally, our host cities have all faced significant financial constraints as a result of the pandemic and without the support of their public safety, public works and community services departments, we would face great challenges in creating a safe race environment.
The Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee has decided to focus our efforts on creating an amazing 2022 Redlands Bicycle Classic, with all of the elements people have come to love. Our professional racers will enjoy the Inland Empire as they stay with host families and visit school kids throughout the region. Our fans and spectators will gather along the course and at the start/finish line to cheer on riders in the public races and professional races alike. There will be fun rides, vendors, demonstrations and the energy that makes Redlands such a special event.
We look forward to sharing all of this with you over the course of five days, beginning April 20, 2022, as the Redlands Bicycle Classic returns to its long-standing home as one of the premiere early season races on the USA Cycling Professional Road Tour calendar.
Marc Shaw, Executive Director
Redlands Bicycle Classic