San Dimas Stage RaceSport — Sports venue
|About||Set with the San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop, we believe we deliver the finest 3 day stage race, it is challenging, demanding, affordable and fun!|
|Description||The San Dimas Stage Race was born as the Pomona Valley Stage Race in 2000, a 3-day stage race that was the brainchild of Rick Thomas. Rick was the then president of SC Velo and the original founder and owner of SoCalCycling.com - the premier website for Southern California cycling. Rick served as Race Director for the first two years and carefully nurtured the seeds of the race before relinquishing the reigns to Paul Hewes. From 2002 to 2004, Paul oversaw a rapid growth in the event that brought it to national prominence. In 2005 a new race director, Tony Leckie, took over and continued to raise the bar for our event. After two years, Tony handed the job over to Al Wiscovitch who has been race director since 2007. Now in his eighth year as race director, Al is SDSR’s longest tenured director. Al rose through ranks since first becoming involved in 2000 as a race volunteer. Under his guidance, drive, and determination, he has cemented SDSR’s reputation as a “must do” race for amateurs and pros alike. Additionally, Al has sponsored the U25 jersey each and every year through his business AW Pro Landscaping. His vision for the 16th edition of SDSR is to make the 2016 event the best ever!|
Sixteen years ago, when SC VELO bike club decided to host and produce the 3 day stage race known back then as Pomona Valley, the vision was to bring a caliber 3 day cycling race to Southern California, for it to grow and become prestigious. 13 years later our baby grew into one of the finest 3 day stage races in Southern California whose name the San Dimas Stage Race has become known to all the racing community as a challenging and rewarding race to do! Attracting all levels and skills of cyclists’ world wide!!
No other race boasts the magnificent back drop of the San Gabriel Mountains, the mini Alpe de Huez time trial, the challenging road race around Bonelli park, up through Canon (the leg breaker) and finally the criterium, six corners of speed trough historical down town San Dimas. Added to which SDSR prides its self in having accessible restaurants & good accommodation all within a few miles of every stage.
Our mission statement remains to produce an excellent race within the San Gabriel Valley, bringing a high standard of racing to the community and promoting good health & cycling. One of our goals in our mission was to bring in some of the top pro cyclists of our county and other nations, this we can say has been safely achieved from Olympians to National Champions we have had them bring their talent to our 3 day stage race!
|Overview||The vision of the San Dimas Stage race has always been to bring the finest cycling into our wonderful community, to show case for all to enjoy the skills and professionalism of these great athletes! From weekend warriors to full time professionals, from children’s’ community race to pro women, we hope that this race will inspire everyone that is involved from athlete to spectator, volunteers & sponsors! We all at SDSR would like to see local school involvement, helping teach children the important skills and safety needed to ride a bike and encourage parents to get them involved with the junior programs we offer as a club. Another aspect of our race is that we like to choose each year a different charity within the community to donate to.|