Redlands revamped for 2008

The 24th Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic return to the domestic US calendar with a four day format...

The 24th Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic return to the domestic US calendar with a four day format under the guidance of new race Director Dan Rendler. The USA Cycling National Racing Calendar stage race's new director stepping into the role after five years of serving on the all-volunteer committee which organizes the race each year.

The 2008 edition will get a new, yet to be announced stage, as well as the traditional opening time trial on April 3 in Redlands and the infamous Sunset Road Race as the finale on April 6.

"In addition to providing the United States with a premier professional cycling competition, the RBC offers events for local citizens of all ages who want to experience the thrill and excitement of organized bicycle racing," said Rendler. "These public races showcase future cycling talent and encourage positive activities for our youth."

Along with a new stage, the 2008 Redlands Bicycle Classic will award the "Legends" Award and host a full day of public races and activities, a School Duel for local school aged racers, a new and improved "Green" festival focused on environmental awareness, and, a larger presence from PossAbilities and its contingent of handcyclists who will kick-off the season opener of the U.S. Handcycling Series.

For more information about the race, visit www.redlandsclassic.com

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