2023 Stage 2 – Marshal Information

Redlands Bicycle Classic
Stage 2 – Yucaipa Circuit Race
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Marshal Information
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Men: 10:00am (6 laps)  –  Women 11:10am (4 laps)


Thank you for volunteering for the Redlands Bicycle Classic. This event would not happen without generous people like yourself. Your first job is to maintain the safety of the riders, but you are also an ambassador of the Redlands Classic to the people who live in your area and who arrive at your post.

Prior to arriving for your shift, please be sure to watch the video for volunteers on the redlandsclassic.com web site. Redlands Bicycle Classic Volunteer Training Video – YouTube

Check-in: Stater Bros. Parking Lot (northwest corner) off Oak Glen Road. Please arrive by 8:30am.

Things to bring: Chair, hat, sunscreen, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. Once the race starts, please put away your cell phone. You must stay alert. You may forfeit your community service hours, or group may forfeit their donation if you are on your phone! You will be given a Race Marshal shirt to wear as your outermost garment (on top of your jacket or sweatshirt, if you are
wearing one).

General directions: Never leave your post until you are released. There will be a “broom” truck or a vehicle clearly marked “Safety” that will come by to tell you that the race is over. For the most part, your job is to keep cars OFF the course and keep riders safe. Watch the course for anything that could happen to endanger a rider (cars, dogs, pedestrians, etc). When you get to your post, check for large debris on the course. You may also need to move the barricades into position, if they are not already set up. You will have to answer questions and guide people to where they want to go. Please study the map so you can provide them with an alternate route of travel. When cars must get on the course, they ALWAYS GO THE SAME DIRECTION OF THE RACE. NO EXCEPTIONS

Be polite but firm: If someone will not cooperate, wave down the police or a race committee member. If you can get the license plate of the vehicle and a description of the driver, that is even better.

Restroom breaks: Do NOT leave your post to “just run to the bathroom” unless you are relieved by a race marshal leader. If you need to go to the bathroom, please call your sector captain or the person listed at the bottom of this sheet to request someone to come and give you a break. It may take a little while, so plan ahead.

Course Information: This course is a 14 mile loop. It is a “rolling enclosure” and racers will use both sides of the road on most streets. There will be several California Highway Patrol motorcycles escorting the racers. They will help control traffic, but your job is to keep vehicles off the course, or to hold them until the racers pass. There will also be Redlands Classic motorcycles that you can flag down for help. This is the only race where we have both men and women racing at the same time on the same course.
The men will start first and after they complete two laps the women will start. When the men pass you the third time, expect the women right behind. This gap will stretch out over each lap. Always look out for riders off the back of the race. After they do their laps, they will enter the finish leg and travel to Oak Glen. On this finish leg, the riders will come by once. There will be stragglers, and cars won’t be looking for them on the other side of the road, so it is important cars do not go against the race.

Special Instructions: On a big loop, cars going the wrong way are a huge issue, especially on narrow roads. We cannot cover every driveway and a resident may be leaving and forget about the race. Get them stopped in a safe, wide spot (off the course at the next street) or if safe, turn them around. Hold people at the intersection until clear of riders and let them cross or go in the
direction of the race. Make sure they are aware of the event and direction it is going. Pay attention to the gaps each lap so you have an idea how much time before they come back. Lots of things happen in a bike race and an accident can change the entire look. If a car leaves a course, remind them that when they return they must enter the course above the place they want to go and
follow the race to their house.

Thank you again for your commitment to the Redlands Bicycle Classic!

If you need help or have questions, call Race Marshal Section Captain Kyle Glozer @ 909-835-5256