Thursday, February 8, 2018

Time to Ride SDSR

2018 San Dimas Stage Race Registration Opens
Registration for the 19th annual San Dimas Stage Race (SDSR), scheduled for March 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2018, 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 again part of USA Cycling’s 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.
The race consists of three exciting stages in three great venues:
  • A challenging Time Trial up Glendora Mountain Road (GMR) on Friday, March 23th, sponsored by

  • A grueling classic Road Race around Bonelli Park on Saturday, March 24th, sponsored by San Dimas Community Hospital.

  • A fast and furious Criterium around downtown San Dimas on Sunday, March 25th, sponsored by Incycle bike stores and Cannondale bikes.
A Kids Race will also be held on Sunday, March 25th, at 12:30 PM in downtown San Dimas. Sponsored by Robertson’s Ready Mix, 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.

The SDSR offers 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.