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Grim Reeper

Grim Reeper



Pricing Structure 2017 - Breathless Agony

$90.00 Jan-Feb

$95.00 March

$105.00 4/1-4/21

$115.00 4/22-4/29

Mark your calendars: Be a part of one of the great rides of the year !

You choose the distance and climbing -- this course has something for everyone:

· 2 Pass Option: 51 Miles with 4,400 Feet of Climbing

This option heads out of Redlands to some great country roads. You will be treated to Food Stop #1 in Beaumont before the beautiful climb up the second pass to the apple orchards of Oak Glen!! This climb is one of the toughest on the Redlands Bicycle Classic, an event that attracts teams from around the world. You will climb 1,690 Feet in 4.8 Miles for an Average Grade of 6.7%!! There are some pieces that are over 11.4% which will leave you Breathless for sure so bring your climbing gears!! The reward is an incredible 7 mile downhill to Food Stop #2 at the Mill Creek Ranger Station followed by another 7 mile downhill back to the park!!

· 3 Pass Option: 75 Miles with 7,800 Feet of Climbing

After completing the 2 Pass Option, fuel up at Food Stop #2 at the Mill Creek Ranger Station and then for some more challenge and beauty, climb up towards Onyx Summit to Angelus Oaks where there will be a Food Stop #3 waiting for you!! And don’t forget about the well deserved, long, smooth, and fast 18 miles of pure downhill!!

· 4 Pass Option: 114 Miles with 12,000 Feet of Climbing

After fueling up at Food Stop #3 in Angelus Oaks, continue up and up until you get to Onyx Summit, 8,443 Feet Above Sea Level. The clock stops at the top of the mountain in the Breathless Agony ... just like in a Mountain Stage in the Tour de France. It will be a great party with the Grim Reaper at Onyx Summit at 8,443 Feet. All 4 Pass Finishers will also receive a well deserved medal at the top. However, the riding doesn’t finish at the top: since the clock has stopped, you can take your time enjoying a fantastic and well deserved 42 mile downhill back to the Start / Finish at Sylvan Park in Redlands where you’ll have another party including a Burrito Fiesta Lunch all of which is included in the ride fee. Since this ride is comparable in difficulty to the Markleeville Death Ride, this is a Major Adventure for Supermen and Superwomen only!! NOTE: All 4 Pass Finishers are expected to ride their bicycles the 42 miles downhill back to the Start / Finish at Sylvan Park.

Directions: All of the ride options begin and end at Sylvan Park in Redlands. Take the 91 East to I-10 and Exit at University St. Turn Left onto University St. then drive .2 Miles. Turn left onto Park Ave. and the Start / Finish Area will be in the Southwest corner of Sylvan Park.

Ride Around the Bear

I have received many inquiries whether the Bear will be on for 2017.  We are not planning to continue this ride from a safety standpoint and the fact that we are transitioning in ownership of Breathless Agony from Kahler Cycling Academy

Mike Lee

2017 Awards Banquet

OCW’s Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the Villa in Orange, starting at 5:00 PM, with hors d'oeuvres. Dinner will be served at 6; the guest speaker will commence at 7 PM.

Dinner is always a very special part of this event, only to be out done by the desserts.

Membership effort and individual awards will be presented followed by the installation of the 2017 officers and directors.

Jim Brewer will have some unique videos and pictures of some special individuals from 2016 to help close out the year at OCW. 

To reserve your spot at this year's banquet you must register.   There is a limited number of seats available, so sign up early.

 There is a $20.00 fee per person to confirm your spot.

Rebecca Rusch - 2017 Guest Speaker


"Rusch To Glory"

Seven-Time World Champion

Four-time Leadville 100 Champ


The Reign of the Queen of Pain

Her national and world titles in whitewater rafting, adventure racing, orienteering, and cross-country skiing certainly impress, but they only set the stage; it’s the two-wheeled victories that really lengthen her resume. Rusch’s mountain bike accomplishments would strain the pixels on your screen. National wins across multiple off-road formats top the list, as well as record-setting victories at storied ultra endurance races like the Leadville Trail 100, Dirty Kanza 200, and 24 Hour MTB World Championships. Not content to wait for the race to come to her, Rusch also claimed the record on the 142-mile Kokopelli Trail, coming in more than an hour and a half faster than the previous champion. It wasn’t her idea, but it doesn’t take a professor to see why she earned the moniker “The Queen Of Pain.”