SHASTA BIKE MONTH & CHALLENGE
The Shasta Bike Challenge is back this year thanks to Shasta Regional Transportation Agency!
The Shasta Bike Challenge is a fun, friendly competition all about helping more people discover (or rediscover) the joys and benefits of riding a bike. Even a short bike ride can help to build fitness, improve mental health, improve sleep, save money and protect the planet. The Challenge runs from May 1-31 and is open to anyone 13 years or older who lives or works in Shasta County. During the month of May, participants are entered into free drawings for great prizes each time they ride their bicycle and log their rides to work, for errands, exercise, or wherever they want to go. All levels of riders are welcome. Participants can register as an individual and/or join their workplace team or create a team of friends, family, neighbors, etc. for the local challenge.
Register for the challenge on the Love to Ride platform. Registering before May 1st puts you in the drawing for a Pedego folding lock!
Visit the Community Events & Rides page to join in on the fun all month long.
Check out the full Prize List to see what you could win!
- The more bike trips you take and log during the month of May, the more times your name goes into the drawing to win prizes.
- All prize winners will be contacted privately through the email linked to your Love to Pride profile.
- If your name is drawn, the first chance to collect your prize is on a first come, first pick basis is at the final Bike Month Celebration in collaboration with the Bigfoot Adventure Challenge on June 9th from 6-10pm at Caldwell Park.
What’s different this year?
This year, workplaces have one mission- to get more co-workers riding and smiling. To climb the leaderboard, it’s all about percent of participation. The more staff you get to ride during May, the higher you’ll climb the leaderboard. Workplaces will compete against those of similar size and each employee who logs a ride contributes to their workplace’s leaderboard position. There are 7 size categories:
- 1-6 staff
- 7-19 staff
- 20-49 staff
- 50-199 staff
- 200-499 staff
- 500-1999 staff
- 2000+ staff
Workplaces who have at least 20% participation by the end of May are in the drawing to win an exclusive Shasta Bike Month & Challenge bike rack to place at their workplace or organization of choice.
Don’t have a workplace? Or want to also group up and ride with family, friends, teammates, clubs, etc.? You can form a group of any size and keep track of miles, trips, days ridden, etc. against other groups competing in Shasta County, the US, and even globally. The group with the most miles in each size category will win a $100 gift card to Fratelli’s Pizza Parlor to celebrate with their team! You can be in as many clubs/groups as you would like and your rides will count in all groups you are a part of.
Group/Club size categories:
- 1-10 riders
- 11-20 riders
- 21-30 riders
- 31+ riders
No matter what, you are always competing as an individual in the challenge. See where you stack up against other riders in Shasta County throughout the entire month on the individuals leaderboard. Not only is it awesome to see your name on the leaderboard, but the more trips you take during the month of May, the more entries you get to win awesome prizes both nationally and locally. Ride on!
For more details about the challenge, visit the ‘info’ tab on the Love to Ride website.
To get in touch with us locally, email email@example.com or call 530-229-8456. We are here to support you!
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What is the Shasta Bike Month & Challenge?
According to the League of American Bicyclists, “May is National Bike Month.” National Bike Month is promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more folks to give bicycling a try.
Locally, The Shasta Bike Month is a collaborative effort of a variety of organizations, clubs, and volunteers who want to celebrate bicycling and encourage more people to bicycle more often throughout Shasta County. One way we do this is by hosting the Shasta Bike Challenge which runs from May 1-31 each year. Participants can register as an individual and/or join their workplace team or other group for the local challenge through the Love to Ride platform. The challenge is free, and all level of riders are welcome! During the month of May, all participants are entered into a free drawing for great prizes each time they ride their bicycle and log their rides to work, on errands, for exercise, or wherever they want to go.
The platform can be used for free year-round to track lifetime statistics, but the workplace stats start over in May to keep track of competition rankings.
How to Win
- Simply being a part of the Love to Ride platform and logging rides during the month of May will enter you into drawings to win weekly prizes and final prizes. The more rides you log (of at least 10 minutes/1 mile), the more times your name is automatically entered into the drawings.
- Workplaces who have at least 20% participation by the end of May are in the drawing to win an exclusive Shasta Bike Month & Challenge bike rack to place at their workplace or organization of choice.
- The group with the most miles in each size category (4 size categories) will win a $100 gift card to Fratelli’s Pizza Parlor to celebrate with their team!
All participants that live in Shasta County help our community rank up in points for the National Bike Challenge where we compete against many other communities across the nation. In 2019, Shasta County ranked #2 Nationally at the end of May for its population size, and 4th overall in the National Bike Challenge, beating out much larger communities. In 2018, Shasta County ranked #2 overall Nationally. Every mile and every day of riding helped Shasta County inch closer to be the top contender in the National Bike Challenge and be recognized as the top cycling community in the Nation during Bike Month.
Steps to Register
Step-by-step instructions available here!
Looking for someone to ride with?
Check out one of these local organizations who would love to ride with you.
Shasta Living Streets
Redding Trail Alliance
Local Recreation Opportunities
Not sure where to ride? We got you covered. Check out the Local Map Listings for a list of local trails.
Looking for a Mountain Bike trail to ride with a full map description? Check out the Bigfoot Adventure Challenge routes and maps.