REDLANDS, Calif. – While the focus of the 38th Redlands Bicycle Classic on April 10-14 is on competition among riders from the pro races to children and youth races, organizers have also made room for avid cyclists who prefer a calmer alternative.

The Plain Wrap Ride provides all the essentials – route sheets, turn arrows, rest stops, support vehicles – minus the frills and expense involved in competitive cycling.

This year’s event for solo or tandem riders of all ages features three routes ranging from 23 to 40 to 62 miles, all starting at 8 a.m. at the Bicycle Classic start-finish line on Citrus Avenue in downtown Redlands on Saturday, April 13.

“Come for the ride, stay for the fun,” says, the organizer, billing the event as a “charity fun ride” in partnership with the Bicycle Classic.

Solo riders pay a fee of $40 online to pre-register or $50 on the day of the ride. Tandem riders pay $50 online to pre-register or $65 on ride day. For qualifying clubs with 20 or more riders, $10 from each rider’s fee is donated to a non-profit organization of their choice.

Register online at:

All three routes will have a rest stop at Crafton Park, located on Crafton Avenue
just south of Colton Avenue in Redlands.

  • The Grand Terrace Metric Century Route is 62 miles and includes the Sunset Drive area of Redlands and Dunlap Acres area of Yucaipa as well as portions of Loma Linda, Grand Terrace and Colton.
  • The Crafton Route is 40.4 miles and covers the Redlands-Mentone-Yucaipa area.
  • The Airport Route is 22.6 miles and features a route that includes Highland Avenue and Smiley Heights historic homes.

All three rides conclude at the start-finish line near 6 th and Citrus Avenue downtown.

Participants will receive vouchers for use at the nearby Vendor Expo where they can purchase food, craft beer, other beverages and enjoy the activities and then watch three criteriums for junior and professional cyclists at 1 p.m,, 2:15 p.m. and 4 p.m.

For more information, call Greg Armstrong at 909-946-6921 before April 11. You can also visit