Let's Start Riding!
Shasta Bike Challenge COMING SOON! May 1st- 31st. More information and details to come!
Bike Challenge News
The 2016 Shasta Bike Challenge brought together 460 participants surpassing the previous 2015 bike challenge (441 participants). With the challenge running 3-weeks instead of 2-weeks, our Local Challenge rode a combined 60,463 miles, being our highest miles ever ridden in the history of our local bike challenge. Not only did we ride more miles, we logged 3,603 trips making this the most active bike challenge yet (1,962 trips in 2015). On average, 171 people a day from Shasta County were out riding their bike in the Shasta Bike Challenge for transportation or just for fun (no wonder they call it Bike Month)!
The fun didn't stop there. We had 55 individual winners who were randomly selected in our prize raffle for riding in the Shasta Bike Challenge! Check out the prizes and winners as well as the final results. We would like to give a huge thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers who truly make Bike Month something special in our local community.
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.
Follow us on instagram @ShastaBikeChallenge
Use hashtag #shastabikechallenge or #shastabikemonth
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.
Bike to School Training for Parents and Schools
Contact Shasta Safe Routes to School.
Past participating schools:
Academy of Personalized Learning
Anderson Middle School
Happy Valley Primary and Elementary Schools
Redding School of the Arts
Shasta Union Elementary
2015 Bike to School Day press release (pdf)
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.
The Spring Spin Celebration will be back!
Details COMING SOON!
Hosted by Owens Healthcare in conjunction with Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
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.
Bike Coloring Sheets
How Many Wheels
Bike Safety Activity Sheets - Ages 4 to 7
Sponsors and organizers of the 2016 Shasta Bike Month & the Shasta Bike Challenge include:
- Shasta Safe Routes to School
- Healthy Shasta
- Shasta Wheelmen
- Caltrans District 2
- Shasta Living Streets
- Owens Healthcare
- Turtle Bay Exploration Park
- Redding Electric Utility
- Redding Area Bus Authority - RABA
- The Bike Shop
- Village Cycle
- Sports LTD
- Chain Gang
- Pedego Electric Bikes
- Enjoy Magazine
- First 5 Shasta
- Shasta Rock Club
- Fusion Lounge
- Rare Air Trampoline Park
- The Harvest Company
- Jefferson Public Radio
- Headwaters Adventure Company
- Shasta County HHSA - Public Health
- Shasta Regional Transportation Agency
- Trails & Bikeways Council of Greater Redding
- Shasta County Arts Council
- Individual volunteers
Got a question?
Shasta Living Streets is available to answer your bike commute questions! Contact them through Facebook, Twitter, 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).