May 2022

Shasta County rocked the Shasta Bike Challenge 2022! Look at our final stats as a community: 

 Click here for the Final Shasta Bike Challenge 2022 Results 

Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s challenge- you are all winners! We hope you had fun and experienced all the joys riding a bicycle can bring. Just because the challenge has ended doesn’t mean you have to stop riding your bike. Think about one trip that you make regularly by car. Could you keep challenging yourself to hop on your bike to get there? Continue telling us about the great experiences you have on your bike so we can tell others. Feel free to email

Follow us on social media to keep up with what’s going on in the Shasta bike world year-round:

Facebook: @ShastaCountyBikeMonthChallenge

Instagram: @Shastabikechallenge


The Shasta Bike Challenge is a collaborative effort of the bicycling community to engage new, old, and current cyclists to ride as much as they can whether it is for transportation, exercise, or just for fun! Participants can register as an individual and/or join a team for the local challenge through the Love to Ride platform. The challenge is free and all level of riders are welcomed!

Your team can be formed of your friends, family, co-workers, riding club, dance class, book group- you name it! Teams consist of up to ten people and you can ride anywhere, any time in May.

Sign up for the challenge on the Love to Ride platform, start forming your team of up to 10 people, and check out the fun events and community rides we have planned this year! All event and ride details are below.

Registration, team captain, and challenge details are on the left sidebar. If you have any questions, email

Click on the image for a printable schedule of events and rides! 

2022 Events & Community Rides! 

*For events with links, please visit the links to stay informed of any changes.

*The rides in the Bike About Shasta series are beginner-friendly and will feature safety tips for riding in traffic, let you experience the comfort of riding in a group, and familiarize you to routes that may be different from motor vehicle routes. Please make sure you have a bike in good working order, bring a water bottle and helmet (required for rides). All riders will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Ride will be cancelled if heavy rain. Be safe, follow the rules of the road, and have fun!



Cycle September Results and Winners!

Redding/Shasta County ranked 2nd in the 75-150k residents category behind Fayetteville, AR. Great job riders! 

Cycle September 2021 Winners

Workplaces: Most points

Groups: Most miles

31+ members

21-30 members

11-20 members

1-10 members


Top Encouragers

Top Commuters

Most Trips

Most Miles (Female)

Most Miles (Male)

Most Rides with Kids

30 days of riding- Those who rode every day of September!

Bike About Shasta- Northeast Crossing Trail 

Last group ride for Cycle September!

Join us on Thursday, September 30, 6:00 pm for a final ride in Cycle September. This Bike About Shasta ride will take you on the Northeast Crossing Trail, Redding’s newest trail! This trail connects the Highland Park neighborhood around the northwest side of Bethel and the trail paralleling 299/Lake Blvd. Beginning at Highland Park, off Mission de Oro Drive, we will ride a short section of neighborhood street to the trailhead (approximately 1 mile). The trail is about .5 miles long and meanders through mostly flat terrain in a native oak woodland and a bridge crossing Boulder Creek. After a gentle climb, the trail ends at the intersection with the 299 trail (1.5 miles). At that point, we will turn around and head back the way we came, returning to Highland Park. If you are driving to the ride, limited parking is available on neighborhood streets. Please do not block driveways. Ride your bike to the ride and be entered into a drawing for a new rechargeable bike light. Can’t make it at 6 pm or you want to explore the trail on your own? Come on out between 6:00-7:00 pm to walk or ride the trail and enjoy refreshments. Event brought to you by Healthy Shasta, the Shasta Bike Month workgroup and Parks and Recreation. Trail made possible by Shasta Living Streets, Shasta Regional Transportation Agency, and City of Redding.

Cycle September-2021

September 1-30, 2021

Get back to biking by joining the Cycle September Challenge! Cycle September is very similar to Bike Month in May…1. Sign up for the challenge on the Shasta Love to Ride website… 2. Opt in for Cycle September…3. Link your Strava account (or other compatible tracking program)….and 4. Hop on your bike!

The more rides you log, the more chances you have to win great prizes through weekly and final drawings. With school starting back up, we not only want to see workplaces commute by bike, we also want to encourage students to ride to and from school and really anytime for fun, fitness, and with friends. The schools who have active participation (with at least 10 students on a team) will be entered into a drawing at the end of September to win a bike rack for their school!

The challenge is open to all Shasta County high schools, colleges, workplaces, social groups, and individuals 13 years of age and older. The goal of the challenge is to get more people to experience the joys of riding a bike. The benefits of riding a bike include improved mental and physical health, money saved on gas and car repairs, reduced carbon emission/footprint, and countless others!

Prizes to be won include:


How do I register for Cycle September?

Who can join the Workplace team? Only current employees can join a workplace

How do I join a club/group? This includes how students can join their school’s team!

How can I log my rides automatically? Connect with Strava for an easy and accurate way of logging rides! 

We acknowledge that the air quality can impact your ability to get outside and participate in physical activity. It is important to look up the air quality daily in your area and know what the numbers mean to determine if it is safe for you to be outside and riding.
A few resources you can use to determine air quality are: 
AQI is the EPA’s index for reporting air quality. Look at the color chart below to determine if it is healthy for you to ride outside. Remember that Love to Ride allows you to log indoor rides. So if you have access to a stationary bike, try hopping on that and logging your minutes!
AQI Colors.PNG

*By signing up for the challenge, you will receive one email a week from the Shasta Bike Committee and occasional emails about upcoming events and/or future challenges.*

To contact the Shasta Bike Committee and Workgroup, please email

Shasta Bike Month & Challenge Results (May 2021)

Redding, CA ranked #1 nationally in the 75-150k residents category this Bike Month! We rode 69,653 miles in one month!! Great work!!

Final Shasta Bike Challenge Results 2021

2021 Local Prize Winners

Sign up for the 2021 Shasta Bike Challenge and win prizes for simply riding your bike!

May is bike month! In honor of this, Shasta County will celebrate the month with the Shasta Bike Challenge, 31 days of riding. Wondering what the Shasta Bike Challenge is exactly? See below for more details! 

2021 Events

COVID-19 Precautions: Riding a bike has so many benefits for our physical and mental health. It helps combat stress and anxiety, releases happy chemicals, and strengthens our immune systems.  It’s a great way to get your daily exercise, get out in the fresh air, and feel connected with the world around you. If you’re feeling unwell, stay at home, away from other people, even if you’re only feeling a little unwell. Follow CDC advice on wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing of 6 feet or more.

What is the Shasta Bike Challenge?

The Shasta Bike Challenge is a collaborative effort of the bicycling community to engage new, old, and current cyclists to ride as much as they can whether it is for transportation, exercise, or just for fun! Participants can register as an individual or join a team  for the local challenge through the Love to Ride platform. The challenge is free and all level of riders are welcomed!

The challenge is from May 1st to 31st. 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 local  Shasta Bike Challenge is tracked on the National Bike Challenge platform, Love to Ride. The tracking platform allows participants to easily log and track trips with current leader board rankings based on points from mileage, days, and encouraging others to join the challenge. Individuals, workplaces, and teams can compete with each other locally and/or participate for fun.

The platform can be used for free year-round to track lifetime statistics, but the Team stats start over in May to keep track of competition rankings.

How to Win

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. Ride on!

Steps to Register

Step-by-step instructions available here!

The Great Bike Giveaway

March 22 – April 19, 2021 Shasta County residents are invited to apply to win a Pedego e-bike! The Shasta Bike Challenge Workgroup is looking for one person who is in need of transportation and wants to share their story. During Bike Month in May, this lucky winner will share where their e-bike took him/her throughout the month. Applications are available here and winner will be announced at the end of April.

If you do not have internet access and need a paper application, please call 530-225-5352.

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The Great Bike Giveaway Rules: Contest ends at midnight on April 19, 2021. Paper applications must be postmarked by April 19, 2021. All eligible applications will be judged by the Bike Month Workgroup. Only one application allowed per person. No purchase necessary to apply. Top applicant will be awarded one e-bike, one helmet, and one lock for truthfully describing his/her need for a bike to be used as transportation. Number of contestants and top applicant will be notified and posted on the website on or by April 30, 2021. E-bike, helmet, and lock valued at $3300. Ineligible applicants include Healthy Shasta staff and their immediate family, Shasta Bike Month Workgroup members and their immediate family, non-Shasta County residents, and people under 16 years of age.

Bike Challenge Survey 2020

Thank you to everyone who completed the Shasta Bike Challenge survey.

Compared to the 2019 bike challenge, we had a 5% increase in participation and a 21% increase in mileage. We also had a 55% increase of participants who rode every day in May. Our community responded very well to the bike challenge despite Covid-19. Our survey of our participants (30% of those who participated took the survey) found that because of the bike challenge, 57% of our participants bought bike supplies, 27% replaced some driving trips with bike trips, 21% paid for a tune up or bike repair, and 13% bought a bike (33 individuals). As a result of stay at home orders during the bike challenge, 81% biked more for exercise, 72% biked more for mental health, 15% biked more for transportation, 14% biked more for errands, while only 8% could not bike as much as they wanted, 3% felt uncomfortable biking, and 2.5% biked less.

Check out the full survey results: SBC Survey Results 2020

Looking for someone to ride with?

Check out one of these local organizations who would love to ride with you.
Shasta Wheelmen
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 Mountain Bike Challenge routes and maps.

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”