2023 Stage 1 – Marshal Information
Redlands Bicycle Classic
Stage 1 – Highland Circuit Race
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
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Women: 8:45am (14 laps) Men 11:00am (20 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.
Check-in: Immanuel Baptist Church Parking Lot (southwest corner). Off Webster Street closest to Sycamore Drive. Please arrive by 7:15am.
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: The race loop is 2.8 miles long, so the riders will be coming by fairly often. Since this is a “closed course” the racers will use the entire road and the only civilian vehicles should be those who are trying to get to/from their destination. Key posts will be manned by the Sheriff’s Department to direct the flow of incoming and outgoing traffic. No matter how short the distance, vehicles can only travel in the direction of the race, even if they have to go out of their way. Study your map to find the best way to get them to a safe place to cross the course. For info, Baseline Road will have one lane open for
westbound traffic through the course. Additionally, vehicle traffic on Church Street is NOT recommended unless it is the ONLY access – and then only traveling towards Greenspot. There will also be Redlands Classic motorcycles on the course that you can flag down for assistance. If there is a crash with riders down, warn the approaching riders that “riders are down” until medical or technical support arrives.
Special Instructions: In a short circuit 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, so stay alert. Get cars them stopped in a safe, wide spot (off the course at the next street) or if safe, turn
them around. You can have them park in a driveway if needed. 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. There are also support cars traveling fast. 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 Chad Zerbe @ 909-560-9685