SHASTA BIKE MONTH & CHALLENGE

Shasta Bike Month & Challenge Results

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

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 or workplace 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 day they ride their bicycle to work, on errands, for exercise, or wherever they want to go (up to 31 entries)!

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 mileage and points. 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 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 miles and 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.

Solicitud en español aquí!

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 shastabikechallenge.org 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.”