The Team always enjoy the unique atmosphere in the week running up to The Redlands Bicycle Classic. The city of Redlands is “ground zero” for Jelly Belly Cycling presented by MAXXIS.
The 30-year-old race is best known for home stays and school visits.
The Big Buddies program at University of Redlands, providing after school care for kids 6 to 14 from Redlands, Highland, Yucaipa, and San Bernardino was a particularly fun visit.
The Team are relying on this group’s support this weekend at The Redlands Bicycle Classic.
Fresh helmets for young cycling fans were provided by Inland Empire Health Program.
Maddie Bogh, Amanda Woodle, and Willow Higgins are the U of R students and mentors in the Big Buddies program.
Danny Van Haute takes questions from an engaged crowd at big Buddies.
This Big Buddies mentee couldn’t believe how light the professional bikes are! We hope to see her out at Saturday’s criterium or Sunday’s Sunset Loop circuit race.
Merredith Carruthers, Taylor Shelden, Peggy Wheeler of Ride Yourself Fit, Jacob Rathe (who has), Alexandra Hopkins-Baum, Gus Morton, Alesandra Wilson and Dr. Steven “Doc” WIlson greet DS Danny Van Haute at the University of Redlands Big Buddies program.