Bicycle & Walking Updates
Sign up for bicycle and walking updates from the Shasta Cascade Bicycle Coalition and Healthy Shasta. Updates will feature information about creating a more bikable/walkable community, trainings, opportunities to volunteer or get involved, as well as fun information about walking and biking in our community.
Bicycling is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and be physically active! Our area offers a wide variety of trails - from flat paved rail trails to steep and rugged single track. Utilizing a bicycle for transportation saves money and is good for personal health and the health of the planet. Check out our maps and resources related to bicycles and get involved in creating a community that supports active transportation.
Plan Your Route with the Bike Redding Map
Most often a driving route is not the best biking route to work, school or to do errands. Use this map to find the best way to commute by bike in Redding. The map shows trails, short cuts, and routes indicating shoulders and traffic volume. Maps available at area bike shops or by calling 245-6583.
Bike commuting is an effective and inexpensive way to get to work or school. It's also fun and can reduce stress. Riding a bicycle keeps our air clean, saves money, gas, and wear and tear on your vehicle. Set a goal to ride to work or school a couple days a week.
Have questions about how to start commuting by bicycle? Visit www.bikeforums.net to find answers to questions such as: What kind of bike works best for commuting? How should I equip my bike (including lighting)? What should I wear? How should I wash up at work?
Shasta Cascade Bicycle Coalition (SCBC)
This group encourages bicycling for recreation and transportation and advocates for a safe and connecting system of bikeways on trails and streets. Activities include providing input to local jurisdictions on bicycle related issues, pulling together the voices of various types of bicyclists, and bike month activities such as the Bike Commute Challenge. For more information, to bring an issue to the group's attention, or to get involved, call 945-2176.
Biking Resources & Information
- Bikeability Checklist Tool - A bikeable community is one that is safe, convenient, and pleasant for biking. More people bike for recreation and transportation when a community is bikeable - which helps improve fitness, health, air quality, and creates a greater sense of community. Use the Bikeablility Checklist to determine the bikeability of your community or neighborhood.
- City of Redding Service Request - Form that allows citizens to make inquiries or request repairs for street, traffic or storm drain related problems.
- Biking Groups, Shops and Other Resources
- Bike Commuter Tax Provision link - Get paid to ride your bike to work!
- Bikes on RABA - With a bike rack on every Fixed Route and Express Route bus, you can make bike riding part of your regular commute.
- Bicycle Parking - Enjoy the expanded bicycle parking in our community thanks to a partnership between Healthy Shasta, Viva Downtown and local cities. Additional racks will soon be arriving at Shasta College to serve commuting students. The racks were designed by Viva Downtown Redding’s Design Committee and created by Gerlinger Steel and Supply. For more information about bicycle parking contact Healthy Shasta at 229-8243.
- Bicycle Safety Information
- Family Friendly Bike Rides in Shasta County
- The League of American Bicyclists - Offers information on bicycle education (classes on bicycle safety and sharing the road), advocacy, and legislation. Become a League Certified Cycling Instructor (LCI).
- The National Center for Biking and Walking (NCBW) - NCBW strives to create bicycle friendly and walkable communities. The aim of NCBW is to change the way communities are planned, designed, and managed to ensure that people of all ages and abilities can walk and bike easily, safely and often.
- California Bicycle Coalition
Local Annual Events
Shasta Lemurian Classic - Local mountain bike race for over 20 years. Race the trails in Whiskeytown with three ride options: Short Course (8 miles), Intermediate Course (20 miles) and Long Course (26 miles). Held the last Saturday in April.
Shasta Wheelmen Jamboree - An annual ride of mileage options of 100, 50, 25, or a 15 mile family friendly option. Sponsored by Shasta Wheelmen. Held the 1st Sunday in May.
Anderson River Park Century - Ride starts at Anderson River Park and meanders into the mountains to the east. Distances of 100, 60, 40 or 25 miles. Sponsored by Enterprise Lions Club. Held the 3rd Saturday in May.
Siskiyou Century - Scenic rural ride with 3 mileage options: Metric Half Century (37 miles), Metric Century (64 miles), and Century (100 miles). Held annually in September.
Ride on Race Series - A 10 race series held annually from October - March. Events test riders' ability and endurance and give riders a chance to hone their skills. Free kids race at each event. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Bicycle Clubs
Redding Mountain Biking - Enjoy the outdoors, getting to know new people and having a blast riding with this group that plans weekend trips as well as local rides. Riders of all ages and fitness levels are welcome.
Shasta Wheelmen - Join this family-oriented cycling group for a ride! A variety of scheduled rides are offered every month and riders of all ages are welcome.
Other local recreation groups also offer bike rides and events. Visit our Recreation Opportunities page for more information.
Local Bicycle Transportation Plans
- Shasta County Bike Plan
- City of Redding Bike Plan
- City of Anderson Bike Plan
- City of Shasta Lake Bike Plan
Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School encourages students to walk and bike to school through bicycle safety education, programs, incentives and changes to improve safety. More Information
Shasta Living Streets
Shasta Living Streets strives to ‘open streets to people and bring car-free space to our area.’ Scheduled events open the street to people to walk, bike, visit, and enjoy. See their website for more information and event dates and locations.
Benefits of BikesCheck out the infographic below and learn more about the positive impact bikes can have on health and the environment.
Infographic created by healthcaremanagementdegree.com