Redlands, Calif. - You've heard the saying "A family that plays together, stays together." No doubt a reminder to us all that staying active and involved in each other's lives is the key to strong and loving family relationships.

Meet the Gamboa family; John, Colleen, and daughter Rebecca, a family that doesn't just 'play together', they volunteer together. For the Gamboa's the countless hours they have spent volunteering for the Redlands Bicycle Classic has bonded them closely, not just because of the amount of time invested, but because of the positive environment and spirit that an event like the RBC evokes. John, Colleen and Rebecca have been volunteers for and members of the Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee for 14 years and are a model of family commitment and community spirit.

"We started out wanting to give back to the community and support a great event," says John, Assistant Chief Race Marshall. "But it quickly became a passion we all shared. Our roles within the event and the committee have grown over the years, but it's the time we spend working alongside each other as a family that has been the most rewarding."

The all-volunteer Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee is unique in the world of cycling events, it is one of only a handful of events throughout USA Cycling's National Racing Calendar that is promoted, managed, and run by volunteers. This is a heritage and reputation that the Redlands Classic Organizing Committee and the Redlands community is very proud of.

"I'm continually inspired by the commitment and sacrifice that our committee puts forth to create a world class event," says Dan Rendler, Redlands Bicycle Classic President. "There are inspiring stories like the Gamboa family throughout our organization, from the committee level to the generous families that open their homes with the Host Housing Program; this event gets support from amazing people throughout Redlands and its surrounding communities."

Volunteers are what make an event like the Redlands Bicycle Classic possible; if you, your family, your children, your friends, or even your neighbors are looking for a community event to be involved in, look no further than the Redlands Bicycle Classic. With the core values of promoting Health, Diversity, and the Environment through an active and healthy lifestyle, an organizing committee of fun, hard working folks and the opportunity to be a part of one of Redlands largest events of the year, The Redlands Bicycle Classic clearly offers a unique and rewarding volunteer opportunity.

For more information on the many volunteer opportunities such as Race Marshalling, Assistant Judging, Awards Presenting, Neutral Support Help, Host Housing, and Event Registration or simply to start your own family heritage like the Gamboa family please go to or contact Chief Race Marshall Penny Adams directly at [email protected]