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01-Jan-2017 Update

Register now for the 2017 Shasta Bike Challenge (teams and individuals) by clicking on the buttons to the right. Check out the Shasta Bike Month Calendar of Events and get ready for some fun.....kicking off with Spring Spin on April 27th followed by other fun events, rides, and more! Questions?

You can look forward to:

-Shasta Bike Month Celebration at Fusion Lounge on May 3rd
-Mountain Bike with the Mayor to Celebrate Bike Month on May 6th
-Bike to School Day on May 10th
-Women on Wheels on May 11th
-Ride with Transportation Officials on May 23rd

And much more!

Contact us at 229-8456 or Shasta Bike Month.

Bike Challenge News

Now Open: Team & Individual Registration for the Shasta Bike Challenge

Schools and workplace teams compete against each other by encouraging more people to bicycle more often from May 1 to 31. Put your team together today to compete for glory and awards. Individuals are entered into a free drawing each day they ride a bicycle, May 1 to 31. One lucky participant will win a commuter bicycle! Register a worksite or school team, or as an individual, at Shasta Bike Challenge
Questions: Contact Shasta Bike Challenge or 229-8456

April 23: Kidical Mass Bicycle Event for the Week of the Young Child

Time: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location: Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s Children’s Garden and Quarry Patio Garden
Come create a “Kidical Mass!” Tricycles, balance bikes and scooters will be available for children to ride on a fun obstacle course, or children can bring their own bikes. Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s resident animals will be there as well! Provided by Friends of the Redding Trails and Shasta Safe Routes to School as part of the Week of the Young Child.
http://first5shasta.org/week-of-the-young-child or https://www.facebook.com/friendsofthereddingtrails

April 27: Spring Spin Bike Month Kick-Off Celebration at the Sundial

Time: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Location: Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s Quarry Plaza (north end of the Sundial Bridge)
Kick-off Shasta Bike Month! Stop by on your evening commute to fuel up and get energized with live music or plan to meet up with friends for a ride and dinner. Everything you need to celebrate Shasta Bike Month all in one place - music, food trucks, photo booth, prizes, vendors, get advice on bike routes, give input to transportation officials, and more! Shasta Bike Challenge Teams can pick up their Team Captain Swag bags. Offered by Owens Healthcare in conjunction with Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Free Bike Valet provided by Shasta Living Streets. Questions: Contact shastabikemonth@gmail.com or 229-8456

May 1 – May 31: Shasta Bike Challenge!

Location: Shasta County, Redding, Anderson, City of Shasta Lake
Be entered into a free drawing each day you ride your bike to work, school or errands (or go for a recreational ride) between May 1 to 31…it’s that simple! Local prizes include a bike, gift certificates to local bike shops, and great gear. This year the local Bike Challenge will be hosted again on the National Bike Challenge website – so every bicycle trip you log between May 1st to 31st counts for both. You will be required to submit your bicycle trips through Strava, which also provides information to help local cities plan for bicycle facilities.

Registration and details can be found at www.shastabikechallenge.org

Questions: Contact Shasta Bike Challenge or 229-8456

Team Captains: Register Now for FREE Team Kit

Team captains – register your worksite or school based team by April 27th to be eligible* for a free Team Kit for your team! It includes everything you need to help your team succeed, including posters, bike maps, incentives (such as water bottles and bike lights) to encourage your team members, and supplies for your commuters to use (such as chain lube and patch kits).

Being a team captain can be as simple as registering your team and sending an email invite to potential team mates asking them to join….or you can pull out all the stops by organizing social events for the team, linking new commuters to experienced commuters, riding to work as a group, or having your employer provide breakfast or other incentives to everyone who rides to work or school.

When you register on the National Bike Challenge website, you will automatically be registered for the Shasta Bike Challenge. To ensure your team is included in the Shasta Bike Challenge, be sure to complete the "Sign Up" form on this website and create a "workplace" or "school" on the National Bike Challenge website. Let your team members know the workplace or school name you use so they can add it to their profile (that's how they join the team).

* Teams that register by April 27th and who have at least 5 team members (or at least 30% of employees participating for small worksites) will receive a Team Kit by the end of April. After April 27th Team Kits will be distributed first come first serve.

May 3: Bike Month Celebration at Fusion Lounge

Time: 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Location: Fusion Lounge, 2704 Hartnell Ave, Ste 1, Redding
Ride your bike over to Fusion Grill and celebrate bike month during this amazing happy hour. Everyone who shows up on a bike and is participating in the Shasta Bike Challenge will receive a FREE drink from Lagunitas and will get free raffle ticket for awesome bike swag. All others can enjoy bike specials on food and drinks during the happy hour! Also featuring Lagunitas Brewery who will be giving out free merchandise. Free Bike Valet provided by Shasta Living Streets (sponsored by SHN Engineers & Geologists, Inc.). Purchase your own food & beverages. This is a family friendly event. Check out Fusion Lounge on Facebook.

May 6: Mountain Bike with the Mayor to Celebrate Bike Month

Event Details Coming Soon.
Take a ride with the Redding Mayor during Bike Month on one of the Mayors Mountain Bike Challenge Trails. Check out www.mayorsmtbchallenge.org for trail maps and the Mayor's Mountain Bike Passport. A perfect time to socialize with other riders and knock off one more trail on the Mayors MTB Passport. Contact shastabikemonth@gmail.com for questions or visit www.shastabikechallenge.org for more information.

May 7: The Dam Bridge Ride

Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Starting at the south end of the Sundial Bridge
Redding East Rotary Club is offering a family oriented, fun bike ride that will benefit local high school scholarships. The Dam Bridge Ride offers 2 bike courses, a 10-mile ride, and the 32-mile sponsored course. All riders get a post-ride meal at headquarters. Visit http://www.shastadambridgeride.com/

May 10: Bike to School Day

Hey kids! Add more fun to your school day by riding your bike to school Wednesday, May 10th! Join students from all over the nation, including schools here in Shasta County in riding bikes to school. Live too far to bike? Choose a location closer to school, like a park or store, and meet up with friends, teachers and parents for a ride into school.

Past participating schools:
Academy of Personalized Learning
Anderson Middle School
Anderson Heights
Bella Vista
Burney Elementary
Chrysalis Charter
Cypress Elementary
Happy Valley Primary and Elementary Schools
Lassen View
Redding School of the Arts
Shasta High
Shasta Union Elementary

Schools are invited to form a team for the Shasta Bike Challenge. Each day students ride their bike to school, the park, on a trail and with their families they are entered into the Shasta Bike Challenge drawing, plus earn points for their school team. Students under 13 must participate in the Challenge with a parent.

For more information about coordinating a Bike to School Day event, contact the Safe Routes to School Program at 245-6457 or Shasta Safe Routes to School.

Shasta Safe Routes to School can help with offering technical assistance and safety equipment to local schools Call 245-6457 or visit www.healthyshasta.org.

May 11: Women on Wheels

Time: 5:15 – 8:00 pm
Location: Caldwell Recreation Center
Interested in riding your bike more for transportation and fun but are a bit anxious about traveling on the road or just being on your bike after a hiatus? This is the class for you, ladies! Build confidence by learning tips and techniques for comfortable bicycling, practicing street skills, riding on the roads and trails, learning rules of the road and performing simple bike maintenance. Open to women 14 years and older. Participants need a bike in good working order and a helmet.
Register at http://www.cityofredding.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation/adult-programs/adult-fitness
$ - scholarships available.

May 13: Shasta Wheelmen Ride to Whitemore

Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Palo Cedro Park
Ride with the Shasta Wheelmen from Palo Cedro to Bullskin ridge to Whitmore. Starting at Palo Cedro Park and Ride near Chevron station. Old 44 to Oak Run Rd to Bullskin to Phillips to Fern Rd to Whitmore store. Return Whitmore Rd. This is a 61.9 miles, 4567 feet. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7804880
Contact Wayne Wilson 221-1883 or visit www.shastawheelmen.org

May 13: Blazing Saddles #2

Time: 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Location: Swasey Recreational Area
The Blazing Saddles Mountain Bike Races are a grassroots series of races for the beginning or seasoned rider.
It's considered a low key family friendly event with a long, medium & short course to choose from. Overall winners of the three different courses will be awarded to the first three racers to cross the finish line. Age group category winners will also be recognized. Prizes could be won just by entering. $20 entry fee. Free Kid's Race for 12 & under. Visit Blazing Saddles #2 on Facebook.

May 17: Annual Ride of Silence

Time: 7 p.m. Please arrive early.
Location: Sundial Bridge
Everyone is invited. The ride will be approximately 10 miles.
This slow-paced silent ride is in honor of those injured or killed while bicycling.
The Ride of Silence asks cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. Organized by the Shasta Wheelmen Bicycling Club.

May 19: Bike to Free Pancake Breakfast

Time: 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Location: Bicycle corrals at Market / Placer in the Promenade
Valet bicycle parking by Shasta Wheelmen and FREE breakfast tickets provided by Trails and Bikeways of Greater Redding for the first 50 people who ride their bike wearing a helmet to Redding Rodeo Association’s famous outdoor pancake breakfast. At “Roaring Gulch” (bicycle corrals offered at Market / Placer in the Promenade). Bike parking courtesy of the Shasta Wheelmen. www.shastawheelmen.org and Pancake Breakfast tickets courtesy of Trails and Bikeways Council www.reddingtrailsandbikewayscouncil.org/

May 19: Bike to Carnegies for Bike to Work Day

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and beyond
Location: Carnegies, 1600 Oregon Street, Redding
For anyone curious about bicycling. Come meet people who ride locally and swap ideas, tips and stories. Learn about organizations and events that make this a beautiful place to ride and be inspired. Sponsored by Carnegies and Shasta Living Streets. Purchase your own food & beverages (a portion of the proceeds go back to Shasta Living Streets). Free Bike Valet provided by Shasta Living Streets.
Visit http://shastalivingstreets.org/

May 19: Bike to Maxwell’s to culminate the Mayor’s MTB Challenge

Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Location: Maxwell’s Eatery, 1344 Market St., Redding
Description: This is the celebration party for the conclusion of the Mayor’s Mountain Bike Challenge. Winners for the raffles will be drawn. Sponsored by Maxwell’s, Redding Trail Alliance, McConnell Foundation, City of Redding, Bureau of Land Management, Redding Recreation, and Healthy Shasta. Free Bike Valet provided by Shasta Living Streets.
Purchase your own food & beverages.
Visit www.mayorsmtbchallenge.org

May 23: Annual Caltrans Lunch Ride

Time: 11:30 a.m., start ride at 11:45 a.m.
Location: Lake Redding Park Pavilion
Open to public, short, easy course for beginners and longer loop for more experienced riders. The ride will take place on the River Trail. Energy station available before and after ride.

May 23: Ride with Transportation Officials

Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
Join transportation officials from City of Redding, Caltrans District 2, and the Shasta Regional Transportation Agency for a friendly bicycle ride and chat about local bicycling infrastructure. A great chance to ask questions and give input.

Check back for updates on the route.

Every Saturday: Valet Bicycle Parking at the Redding Farmers’ Market

Time: 7:30 a.m-12 p.m.
Location: Redding City Hall back parking lot
Enjoy the security of valet bicycle parking while you shop, eat and play at the Redding Farmers’ Market every Saturday. Provided by Shasta Living Streets. Visit www.shastalivingstreets.org

May 30: Class IV Bikeway Guidance Training/Presentation

Time: 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Shasta Regional Transportation Agency Large Conference Room; 1255 East St. Suite 202
Caltrans developed separated bikeway design implementation guidelines in 2015 to help local agencies integrate this new bikeway type into transportation systems with real-life roadway challenges like transit stops, accessible parking, and signal phase patterns. Come learn more about best practices and how to address the design challenges of implementing separated bikeways. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
RSVP Required (bsetterfield@srta.ca.gov or 530-262-6188).

Shasta Bike Challenge Instagram

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Use hashtag #shastabikechallenge or #shastabikemonth

Got a bike commute question? Need some advice?

Got a question?
Shasta Living Streets is available to answer your bike commute questions! Contact them through FacebookTwitter, or email. Free!

Bicycle Commute Coaching
Take advantage of a Shasta Living Streets Commute Coach to help you integrate more bicycling and walking trips into your weekly routine. Learn to plan a reliable route, how to carry things, what to wear, find others to ride with, and much more! Available for personal coaching or worksite presentations. Presented by Shasta Living Streets. Free for Shasta Living Streets Members (memberships start at $10).


What better way to celebrate Bike Month than to curl up with a great bicycling book after your next ride? Even better is to take the whole family for a ride followed by storytime! Reading at least 20 minutes a day with young children prepares them to be successful students and strong readers in the future. And regular physical activity helps students focus and be ready to learn.

Book Lists with Bicycle Themes:
Safe Routes to School National Partnership Book List (preschool and elementary age)

Variety of Book Lists with Bicycle Themes (kids, repairs, travel, art, urban planning...)

Watch for fun bicycling books for young children popping up at local Bike Month events this year, courtesy of First 5 Shasta! Additionally, local kindergarten teachers and others who work with young children will be receiving free bicycle related books along with curriculum ideas. If you are a preschool or kindergarten teacher and would like to receive one, email Healthy Shasta.

Preschool/kindergarten ideas:
Bike Coloring Sheets
Bike Connect-the-Dots
How Many Wheels
Bike Safety Activity Sheets - Ages 4 to 7

Every Tuesday: Annual Beginner Mountain Biking Series- Ends May 2nd

Time: (Every Tuesday; Last session May 2nd)
Location: Visit Redding Mountain Biking for a list of times and locations.
Under the guidance of several longtime Redding Mountain Bike (RMB) members, you will be guided through the process of mountain biking, including familiarizing yourself with your bike and the ever-changing terrain. RMB members will be on hand to assist you, so come out and enjoy the ride. Pre-register online or sign –up at the first meeting. 

April 29: Lemurian Shasta Classic Mountain Bike Race

Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Brandy Creek Marina Boat Ramp, Whiskeytown Lake
Several courses available (challenging 26 mile long course, 20 mile intermediate, and 8 mile short course).
Preregister at http://shastalemurian.com/
$ Park entry fee required
$ (registration plus car entry fee)
Spectators FREE/No dogs please

April 14: Mayor’s Mountain Bike Challenge- Community Ride

Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Swasey Recreation Area
Come join us on Friday for a fun Mountain Bike Community Event. This event will be featuring a dunk tank where you can get the chance to dunk the Redding Mayor himself (for each dunk a local business will donate money to help buy a bike for a deserving kid at one of our after school programs). Also featuring Redding Trail Alliance, Redding Mountain Bike Club, McConnell Foundation, Bureau of Land Management, City of Redding, Healthy Shasta, local bike shops, food trucks, and Q97 Radio. Visit www.mayorsmtbchallenge.org.

April 22: Whole Earth Day and Watershed Festival

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Redding City Hall and Sculpture Park, 777 Cypress Ave.
This Festival features over 135 Innovative Exhibitors with interactive, educational fun for the entire family, giveaways, local artists, great local food, live music on 2 stages, and activities for people of all ages!” Shasta Wheelman will provide valet bicycle parking and Healthy Shasta will have Bike Blender Smoothies.

April 15: Blazing Saddles

Time: 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Location: Swasey Recreational Area
The Blazing Saddles Mountain Bike Races are a grassroots series of races for the beginning or seasoned rider.
It's considered a low key family friendly event with a long, medium & short course to choose from. Overall winners of the three different courses will be awarded to the first three racers to cross the finish line. Age group category winners will also be recognized. Prizes could be won just by entering. $20 entry fee. Free Kid's Race for 12 & under. Visit https://www.facebook.com/BlazingSaddlesRedding/

Win Great Prizes for Simply Riding Your Bike

Get entered into the free Shasta Bike Challenge drawing each day you ride your bicycle to work, home, school, errands, a coffee shop, the park or other destination! Recreational rides and mountain biking count! Simply log all your bicycle rides between May 1 and May 31, 2017.

Check out last years prizes.
2016 Shasta Bike Challenge Prizes - Full List of Local Prizes

All bicycle rides must take place May 1 to 31, 2017, and must be logged by midnight on June 2, 2017, and participant must live, work, or go to school in Shasta County, to be eligible. Students under 13 must have a parent or guardian log their trips.

New Participant Sign-up Form

Contact Info

Email: Shasta Bike Month
Phone: (530) 229-8456