2023 Downtown Crits – Marshal Information
Redlands Bicycle Classic
Downtown Redlands – Sunday Races
Sunday, April 16, 2023
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Criteriums Start: 7:00am, 7:55am, and 8:55am
Women’s Sunset Race: 10am Crits Resume: 10:10am, 11:10am, 12:10pm, & Women’s Finish
Men’s Sunset Race: 2pm Crits Resume: 2:10pm, 3:00pm, 3:55pm, & Men’s Finish
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: At the Redlands Mall (on the south side). Please arrive by 6:00am or 11:00am.
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 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 Description: This is a short, one mile course where the riders complete as many laps as possible (about two minutes apart. The riders are traveling so fast that cars are only allowed to cross the course when a marshal decides it is clear. Always look out for stragglers (riders off the
back of the race). The longer they race, the stragglers there will be. Cars should not drive on the course for any longer than it takes to get them to the next possible place to exit the course. Pedestrians need to cross at designated openings in the fence. If there isn’t any fence, then they should cross where there is a good line of sight of the race.
Special Instructions: 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 please call Race Marshal Sector Captain – Katherine Evans @ 951-201-0664