2023 Stage 3 – Marshal Information
Redlands Bicycle Classic
Stage 3 – Route 66 Time Trial
Friday, April 14, 2023
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Women: 10:30am Men 12:15pm
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 Start/Finish line on Cajon Blvd south Cleghorn 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 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. This event is unique in that all of the riders race individually. Once the last rider finishes, the course tear down will occur. However, please don’t just leave when that happens. Wait for a Race Committee person to come by and tell you it is ok to leave. 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. There will be very little vehicle traffic on the course, but you may have to answer questions and guide people to where they want to go. Please study the map so you can provide them information on where to exit the course. 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 is a unique event for marshals, as there is no loop or lap. The course goes out, turns around and comes back, using both sides of the road. Riders will leave every 30 seconds in three separate groups: Para-cyclists, Women and Men. There are 15-30 minute gaps in between the groups.
The road is closed to thru traffic that day; however, since it is the only way in and out for some residents, there will have to be some cars crossing the course at designated locations.
If a car must enter the course, they MUST be escorted by a Redlands Classic motorcycle.
Thank you again for your commitment to the Redlands Bicycle Classic!
If you need help or have questions, call Chief Race Marshal John Walker @ (909) 677-7630