Q. What route options are there?

A. There are 4 route options: 100 miles, 50 miles, 28 miles and 7 miles

Q. When is the Riverside Citrus Classic?

A. Saturday, October 6, 2018.

  • The Century leaves at 7am
  • The Half-Century at 8:30am
  • The 28 Milers at 9am
  • The Family Fun Ride at 10am

Q. Where do I check in and pick-up my rider registration packet?

A. Check-in begins and registration packets will be available for pick-up starting Friday, October 5th from 5:00 to 7:00pm in front of El Torito in the Riverside Plaza. You may also check-in and pick-up your registration packet on Saturday morning, October 6th at the registration area in front of the Regal Theaters in the Riverside Plaza between 6:00am-8:45am. All riders for all ride routes can meet up at the finish line by El Torito after their rides for the post ride expo, beer garden and entertainment.

Q. Where do I check in if I am a volunteer?

A. Volunteers will check in at the tables in front of the Regal Theater in the Riverside Plaza. We will be there at 6:00am to assign jobs. We suggest comfortable shoes and clothing and sunscreen. This event would not be possible without the help of our many volunteers! THANK YOU!

Q. Are all rides timed?

A. Timing is available for riders on the 50 and 100 mile rides. The timing for these routes will be for the time trial segment and the KOM/QOM segment. Timing is provided as a fun way to challenge yourself as a rider by comparing your times from year to year.

Q. What is a Time Trial?

A. A Time Trial on both the 50 and 100 mile routes is a segment where riders will be timed. This segment is on the SART (Santa Ana River Trail) at mile 24 and is 5 miles long. Timing will be measured by timing towers. Each rider will have a chip in their number placard that will be read by the towers. The rider does not need to do anything but ride! Times will be available to view on the big screen at the finish line.

Q. What is a KOM/QOM?

A. King/Queen of the Mountain is the title given to the best climber (for both men and women) for the 50 and 100 mile rides. Times will be posted after the event and the KOM/QOM winners will be announced at the end of the ride at the finish line.

Q. Where can I find results for the Half-Century and Century?

A. Results for the Time Trial and KOM/QOM can be found here.

Q. What roads are closed?

A. There are no road closures for this event. The rides leave from the Plaza accompanied by the Riverside Police Department. All routes include some dedicated bike trails, bike lanes and roads. Riders are expected to OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LAWS AND RULES OF THE ROAD; be courteous to drivers, pedestrians and other riders; and ride safely at all times.

Q. Will there be something to eat and drink?

A. Yes, along the route we have fully stocked rest stops. After the ride, adults can enjoy a complimentary beer. Stay for lunch and enjoy the many great restaurants at the Plaza. Food options include salads, sandwiches, pizza, burgers, Mediterranean, Mexican, and Chinese. For a list of restaurants click here.

Q. What will the weather be like and how will it affect my ride?

A. Weather in Riverside in October is super unpredictable so be prepared for anything! Mornings can be cool and the day can heat up rather quickly. Clothing drops are offered at each rest stop so if you need to peel layers you can pick up your gear at the finish line.  No matter what, you’ll have fun, get some great exercise, and have a great sense of accomplishment from completing this ride and supporting our students, school district and community!

Q. I have some other questions, how can I reach you?

A. Email us at citrusclassicriverside@gmail.com.