The Redlands Strada Rossa III (RSR) is a newer addition to the Southern California cycling event roster, organized by the Inland Empire Biking Alliance.
The third installment of the SoCal Fixed Series took place on Sunday, March 13, and was presented by Throne Cycles and hosted by community leader Hector Morales Jr. The Strong Beach Criterium is a technical, 6-turn course that includes a hairpin turn and a roundabout. Racers must survive 40 minutes of surging breakaways and attacks before race officials announce on the megaphone that there are ‘5 laps to go.
The exceptional efficiency of the roller chain, rated at 98.4% by the National Physical Laboratory, is primarily due to the reduced friction when the roller piece of the chain engages with and leaves the tooth on a sprocket (toothed-wheel or gear).