Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cleming and Martha are preparing for Ironmans. They want to qualify for the Boston Marathon. We met them on Glendora Ridge Road mm 4.0. Amazing.

Wow. This guy has the power to get up GMR on a single wheel. Matt said the was a first in his 17 years of cycling. There's always something new on the road.

Friday, April 14, 2017


Candi of TRIBE (The Triathlon Club of Southern California) celebrated her GMR summit
beyond mile marker 10.0. She is preparing for a half-Ironman. Photo by Bill.

We think it missed the uturn

A car went over the side at the fork of GMR and Glendora Ridge Road this morning.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Motorcycle crash at first hairpin curve on Glendora Mountain Road. We we fortunate to be allowed to scoot past and get a ride in. The motorcyclist was up and walking around after the crash and was taken be EMTs to the ER.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Beauty of the Day

Look up! It was a gorgeous day to ride.

Monday, March 27, 2017

SDSR Stage 2 Road Race Men's Pro Final

Robin Carpenter (right), Cory Williams (left) and Joshua Berry (center) lunged to the line. Robin took the stage after 84 miles of racing on Saturday March 25, 2017.

Photos by John Holderness:

Sunday, March 26, 2017

All of the riders at San Dimas Stage Race did phenomenal. For Photos. Please email with name, team, bin number and distinguishing features. All

Day three of the San Dimas Stage Race.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Perfect day for SDSR Road Race

Stage 2 of the 2017 San Dimas Stage Race is about to begin.

Friday, March 24, 2017

GMR.Bike Glendora Mountain Road Time Trial

Cylance Procycling took top honors in the Pro categories for both men and women. Kristabel Doebel-Hickok flew by very quickly taking me by surprise. Kyle Murphy flew past his team mates. Photos of team Cylance on the move at the Glendora Mountain Time Trial.

Diane gave me a shout out during the race. Diane congrats on your time!

It's an absolutely stunning day for the GMR Time Trial of the San Dimas Stage Race

Racers preparing for the San Dimas Stage Race. Highway patrol will be on Glendora Mountain Road today controlling traffic. Race begins 8 am and ends by 3 pm. GMR

Monday, March 13, 2017

Saturday Ride

Mt. Baldy loomed large above the shed as Matt and I climbed the final ascent. My inner monologue didn't hold back, "Glendora Mountain Road rivals epic European rides." Another cyclist at my side quipped, "GMR is better than European rides. It's warmer and its only March!" Indeed it was splendid weather. warm, sunny a spring/summer day. Bill had launched earlier and waited for us at the shed. I am so glad to be alive and exercising.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lots of prescribed burns today

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

GLENDORAPD: US Forest Service will be doing a prescribed burn above San Dimas March 7 through March 10. See for further.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The weather today was brisk and pleasant. Everyone flocked to the rode. Mike and Shawn were two riders enjoying the outdoors. Mike let mention he rode Leadville 100 two years in a row. A mountain bike race in Colorado with elevations ranging from 9000 to 12000 feet of altitude. Leadville tests your fortitude and your lungs. Coming down to Twin Lakes you can feel your body expand from the oxygen. Great to meet you.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Temporary road closure to pull up OTS vehicle

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Windy Everywhere

The winds were strong today and every curve provided new challenges to the soul. The desire to stop and turn tail popped into my head a dozen times. It was an incredible ride. Bill captured Glendora Mountain with the snow capped peaks blown about by Santa Ana winds.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The forest department is watching a demonstration of a new weed cutter that goes along the road. It was way up past Newman's on that back of a truck when I saw it

Sunday, February 5, 2017

2017 San Dimas Stage Race Registration Opens

Registration for the 18th annual San Dimas Stage Race (SDSR), scheduled for March 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2017, is now open at ( ). World class professional, talented amateur, and Junior cyclists from around the world are signing up to compete in this highly regarded race which is hosted by the SC Velo Cycling Club. Three exciting stages of racing are scheduled as well as Kids Races on the last day. 800+ professional and amateur cyclists are expected to compete for cash prizes and medals.
This year’s SDSR is part of USA Cycling’s new American Road Calendar (ARC). In keeping with ARC requirements, the podium cash awards for the Men’s and Women’s Pro categories have been equalized. For our Junior racers, the SDSR will again serve as USA Cycling Juniors National ID race, and it will also be part of the Junior DEVO race series.

Stage 1 consists of individual time trials on a 4.25 mile course that winds up Glendora Mountain Road. This stage, sponsored by Main Street Garage, is an individual all out effort by the riders to get the best time up the steepest parts of Glendora Mountain Road. With the size of the field, it will be a long day of racing, with the first rider starting at 8:00 AM and the last one going out in the late afternoon, the exact time being dependent on the number of riders.

Stage 2 will be a Road Race around Bonelli Park sponsored by San Dimas Community Hospital ( ). The course is a 7 mile rolling and twisting circuit which includes short climbs. The riders will make from 4 to 12 loops around the course depending upon category. The first group starts at 7:50 AM and the last (Pro men) at 1:15 PM. A special viewing area for the race is being planned inside the Park at Heckler Hill, details will be posted on the SDSR web site and Facebook page as soon as they are finalized.

Stage 3 is a Criterium around the streets of Old Town San Dimas sponsored by Incycle bike stores ( ) and Cannondale bikes ( ). The racers will ride quick loops around a tight, 1.2 mile circuit with 6 sharp corners, for times varying from 35 to85 minutes depending upon their category. The first group will start at 7:00 AM and the last group will start at 3:05 PM. For spectators, this will be a fast and up-close race, with lots of good viewing spots around the tree lined course.

The Kids Races will be a fun event held on Sunday, March 26th, at 12:30 PM in downtown San Dimas. Sponsored by AW Professional Landscaping, the races are free to all children, so get your kids’ bikes out and ready to ride. Please note that helmets are mandatory. Registration for the Kids Races will be held on-site in San Dimas on Sunday morning.

All of these events offer great opportunities for participation by cyclists of all levels, as well as wonderful viewing for cycling fans. There are no fees for spectators, just pick a spot along the race route and be prepared to see some exciting racing. For the photographically inclined, the photo-ops will be unparalleled, with lots of up-close action, so bring your cameras. For the safety of our riders and spectators, no drones will be allowed.

Please visit for more information about the race, registration, and lodging. Information about SC Velo can be found at Registration is currently open for all categories at

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hail at first saddle

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Glendora Mountain Road. Large debris on road. Be safe.