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 fifth 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 13th edition of SDSR is to make the 2012 event the best ever!