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Fall Metric October 21, 2017

Date: October 21, 2017
Location: Sylvan Park, Redlands, CA
Check-in 8:00 am

The Orange County Wheelmen's

Description: Metric century that takes you from the foothills up into the heart of the apple country. This ride will be very hilly on the way up into Oak Glen at the top of the hill.  Enjoy this rest stop at the top, where you will have the opportunity to take a break and enjoy some fresh apples and snacks.  After this stop, you will have a nice long downhill back into the park, via San Timoteo Canyon and the scenic older section of Redlands. This year we will again be offering a full metric and a 42 mile option for the ride.
 
Make sure to get the member discount code as this ride is free for club members.  Go to the Events/Fall Metric area to identify the discount code
 
Location:
  • Take the 10 Fwy east to Redlands, exit at University and turn Left.
  • Go over the Railroad tracks.
  • Turn left on the first street (E. Park Ave.) and proceed about 1/4 mile to the Lot C area.
  • Parking lot on the right
  • Overflow parking is located surrounding the park on University.
  • Be sure your vehicle is parked legally







OC Wheelmen Board of Directors Position on the SART

The Board of Directors of the Orange County Wheelmen fully support all efforts by the county, city and law enforcement to take immediate steps to make the Santa Ana River Trail safe for bicyclists. The route is the county's premier non-stop bicycle path linking North Orange County with the beach community. The current situation allowing the homeless to encroach on the flanks of the trail have led cyclists to exit the trail and ride on city streets to skirt around the tent city that has developed. Our club members do not feel safe riding on the parts of the trail where the homeless have taken up residence.

Our position does not offer a solution to finding a safe, sanitary alternative location for the hundreds of people now lining the bike path. That is up to the county and city to work with mental health and social professionals  to find some means to help these people from having to live beside a dry river bed with no sanitary facilities. We do support allocating the necessary resources to opening homeless shelters that can offer these people dignity, respect,  and safety with the ultimate goal of making them self sufficient.

The current situation is intolerable and we need to give the Santa Ana River Trail back to bicyclists.


There have been several inquiries from members about what can be done about the state of the Santa Ana river trail. We have a list of the OC supervisors and a generic letter that you can use to contact them and voice your concerns.