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Beaumont Road Closures Announced for Redlands Bicycle Classic

The Beaumont stage of the 2013 Redlands Bicycle Classic will lead to some local closures you may want to know about.

As the 2013 Redlands Bicycle Classic rolls into town, so, too, will a series of local road closures.

The Beaumont stage of the event, slated for Friday, April 5, will cause a total of eight hard road closures, and more than a dozen intermittent closures, city officials announced Monday.

The road closures are:

  • 6th Street - between Palm Avenue and Beaumont Avenue
  • Beaumont Avenue (northbound) - between 6th Street and 7th Street
  • Oak Valley Parkway - between Desert Lawn Drive and Palmer Avenue
  • Highland Springs Avenue - between Cherry Valley Boulevard and 8th Street
  • Oak Valley Parkway - between Highland Springs Avenue and Starlight Avenue
  • Palm Avenue (southbound) - between Oak Valley Parkway and 6th Street
  • Orange Avenue - between 6th Street and 8th Street
  • Magnolia Avenue - between 6th Street and 8th Street 

Intermittent Closures will be held along:

  • Beaumont Avenue • Oak Valley Parkway • Palmer Avenue • Cherry Valley Boulevard • Champions Lane • Desert Lawn Drive • Brookside Avenue • Nancy Avenue • Orchard Street • Avenida San Timoteo • AvenidaAltura Bella • Winesap Avenue • High Street • Bellflower Avenue

The above listed 'intermittent' closures mean roads will close while racers pass, and then be reopened.

Stage 2 of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, part of USA Cycling's national racing calendar, will be held in Beaumont and includes separate stage races for men and women, and a circuit race for paracyclists.  The start and finish will be at Beaumont Civic Center, 550 E. Sixth Street.

The April 5 event features three separate races through Beaumont and Cherry Valley:

  • PossAbilities paracycling race for disabled athletes, scheduled start 8 a.m.
  • Men's race, scheduled start 9:30 a.m., consists of 5 laps, 119.5 miles.
  • Women's race, scheduled start 9:45 a.m., consists of 3 laps, 71.7 miles.

The Redlands Bicycle Classic, started in 1985, is a four-stage race, starting April 4 with time trials in Big Bear. The other two stage races will be held April 6 and 7 in Redlands.

Earlier this month, the city put out an announcement seeking volunteer race marshalls for the event.

Rage March 25, 2013 at 10:44 PM
These goobers should be riding somewhere else where vehicles are not traveling.
pam topper March 25, 2013 at 10:59 PM
ain't nobody got time for that!
Washy March 25, 2013 at 11:11 PM
hahaha Pam good one! I will not be in town I will be doing a different race tying up Hollywood streets!
pam topper March 25, 2013 at 11:25 PM
Lol...@washy....good lucky with your race
Washy March 25, 2013 at 11:40 PM
THANKS!! If I finish in 2.5hrs I will be a happy camper after suffering a fracture foot and URI in the past three months....Little to no training but lots of extra eating hahaha
ATC March 26, 2013 at 01:45 PM
They ARE riding where vehicles are not traveling...the roads will be closed. :)
Washy March 26, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Yanno for this race there is a very minimal amount of roads "closed" And all are very easy to go around. Make this a family walk day, take the family out for some exercise, support the athletes...if it goes by your neighborhood set up signs and let your children see the athletes hard training in action. Or sit on your couch like you were going to do anyhow and "rage" about it.
beaumontdave March 27, 2013 at 04:22 AM
The wife and I like to walk to breakfast and then catch the start, watching them fly up Bmt Ave is fairly exciting, but then work calls. We never have caught the end of the race.
beaumontdave March 27, 2013 at 04:27 AM
Washy, if that's even a 15k race I'm impressed, if it's a 5k...not so much.
Washy March 27, 2013 at 11:38 AM
You mean the one here in town or the one I am doing...Mine is a half marathon

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