BIG BIKE WEEKEND, 2nd weekend in October

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Reignite the Passion within You – Just Ride

October 8-12, 2015 in Redding and Shasta County

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

THURSDAY October 8 

Show & Shine and Early Registration  

6-8:00 pm, location TBA.  Sign up for Big Bike Weekend or register for the Shasta Jamboree Rides. Motorcyclists and cyclists can pick-up pre-registration packets, check-out the vendors, meet friends and have a nice meal. Show & Shine is a free event and is open to all.

FRIDAY  October 9  

Win-River Resort & Casino

All day Exhibitors and Vendors along Redding Rancheria Road and in the events center;  The Green Light Remembrance Ride Honoring Fallen Officers, Fire Fighters and First Responders. Starts with amixer at 4:30pm. Event registration required; Live entertainment starts at 7pm.  More information:  Motorcycle events and activities

Beer, Brauts & Bicycles, at Carnegie’s

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Beer saved the world, Bicycles are next!  

Join us for some Octoberfest fun.  Watch the Remembrance Ride of over 300 motorcycles roll by on Oregon Street.  Register for the Shasta Jamboree Rides.

SATURDAY – October 10

Shasta Jamboree Rides  

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Ride in the foothills of Mt Lassen along country roads in oak woodlands, the Manton Valley, and ponderosa pine and cedar forests.   Spectacular vistas of surrounding mountains around every bend.  Experience challenging ascents and spectacular descents, or choose a shorter ride with gentle rolling hills.  Get inspired – watch the Jamboree video and Register Today at shastawheelmen.org

FreshFire_SLSAmong other Jamboree highlights, Fresh Fire Grill provides your after-ride meal!   Delicious food conveniently located near the ride end the after party will include entertainment and local beer.

Win-River Resort & Casino

All day Exhibitors and Vendors along Redding Rancheria Road and in the events center;  1:00 pm, Strongman Competition and Exhibition.  Sanctioned by United States Strongman. Event center stage; Wicked Wahines perform on the event center stage; Veterans Honor Ride/$10,000 Poker Run. Open to paid registrants; and Self-Guided rides or ride with a Road Captain.  More information:  Motorcycle events and activities

Shasta Lake City, Clair Engle Park  

Bicycle/Motorcycle Swap Meet and Bicycle Scavenger Hunt. Goodie bag for pre-registered riders.

Shasta Speedway Grudge Racing and Auto Races 

Grudge Racing 5:30-6:30; Auto Races 6:30-8; Burn Out Contest for Motorcyclists 8-8:30; Motorcycle Drags at Redding Drag Strip. Open to all street legal bikes. Time TBA; Charlie Brechtel Band Concert 9-10:30.  One Ticket for all activities. Ticket price TBA.

SUNDAY October 11

Family Trail Day 

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Friends and families will enjoy a morning on the trail, then stop by and enjoy live music, lunch,  and a cold beer.  Local businesses and organizations will share the many ways to enjoy an active lifestyle and our beautiful trails.

Shasta Speedway Grudge Racing and Auto Races 

Swap Meet 8:00 am; Bike Games 10:00 am; Hot Laps 1p (10 lap maximum. $5 per lap)

Win-River Resort & Casino

Breakfast Ride/Raffle Run 9:00 am.  Registration required.

HOTEL PROMOTIONS

Red Lion Hotels
1830 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA
530-221-8700
2 Queens: $95/night, plus tax
Free High-Speed Wireless, Microwave & Refrigerator
Less than 15 Minutes from Win-River Resort & Casino
Reservations may be made by calling 530-221-8700 and request Big Bike Weekend rate or book your reservation online make your reservation onlineReference the Big Bike Weekend group rate. Rates are good through September 23, 2015.

Gaia Hotel & Spa
4125 Riverside Drive, Anderson, CA
530-365-7077
King or 2 Queens: $99/night, plus tax
Free High-Speed Wireless, Microwave & Refrigerator
Less than 15 Minutes from Win-River Resort & Casino
Reservations may be made by calling 530-265-7077 and request Big Bike Weekend rate or book your reservation online make your reservation onlineReference the Big Bike Weekend group rate. Rates are good through September 15, 2015.

Win-River Resort & Casino
2100 Redding Rancheria Road, Redding, CA
530-243-3377
Deluxe King or 2 Queens: $129/night, plus tax
RV Parking with Hook Ups on site
Free High-Speed Internet, Refrigerator
Great restaurants/gaming and host location for this year’s event!
Call 866-460-7456 or your reservations online

Big Bike Weekend is presented by Win-River Resort & Casino and event sponsors:  Visit Redding, NorthState Studios, Record Searchlight, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, Long Hair Collision Works, BeastUp Energy Drink, FPV Solutions, Tri Counties Bank, Redding Harley-Davidson, Bleachers, Healthy Shasta.

 

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Scholarship Available: Join the local team at the California Bicycle Coalition Summit

The 2015 California Bicycle Summit will take place Sunday, October 25th through Wednesday, October 28th in San Diego

Join the local team at the conference –  Shasta Living Streets and Chico Velo have formed a local delegation of individuals to attend the summit and build synergy by learning and networking together.

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE.   Healthy Shasta will provide one scholarship for a Shasta County resident to attend the  2015 California Bicycle Summit

  • The deadline to apply for a Professional Development Scholarship through Healthy Shasta is Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 5 pm.
  • Info on how to apply:  2015 Scholarship Bike Summit Application
  • Contact Amy at  bike@healthyshasta.org  for more information about this scholarship opportunity.

What is the California Bicycle Summit?

The California Bicycle Summit is hosted by the California Bicycle Coalition and includes three days of interactive panels, inspiring presentations, bike tours, sessions to share best practices and build skills, and networking – all oriented toward creating healthier, safer, and more prosperous communities.

Note: Shasta Living Streets and our members are one of 16 partner affiliates of the California Bicycle Coalition, representing regions across the state.

Details are at California Bicycle Summit 2015

Equity is the theme of this year’s Summit. Tracks include:

  • Open Streets —how to create or improve Open Streets events.
  • Building Better Bikeways — latest and best practice in (re-)designing streets and paths to create networks of low-stress bikeways connecting destinations, sponsored by Alta Planning + Design.
  • Movement Building — learn from the best among California’s bicycle advocates how to strengthen your voice for more bicycle-friendly communities.
  • Prosperity — biking is good business, and good for the economy.
  • Education — best practices in educating drivers and bicyclists about safe sharing of the roads.
  • Enforcement — what role does enforcement play in promoting safer bicycling?
  • Communications — using new and traditional media to reach all Californians effectively.

Bicycles & the Fourth of July of 1899

Redding has long history with the bicycle that we are just starting to rediscover through careful research.  For this Independence Day, we thought we would take a look at at the bicycle parade that was part of Redding’s Fourth of July celebration of 1899.

The Morning Searchlight [a predecessor of today’s Record Searchlight] of that day had an item alerting the public to changes in that day’s parade as follows:

The line of march for the illuminated bicycle parade this evening has been arranged as follows:

From North [Street, now Eureka Way]–down California street to Placer  across Placer to Market, up Market to Trinity, across Trinity to Pine, down Pine to Butte, across Butte to Market, down Market to Yuba, across Yuba to California, down California to North.

The Morning Searchlight ofJuly 6, in an article titled “The Greatest Celebration recapped the bicycle parade thusly:

The bicycle parade in the evening was a thing of beauty. The possibilities of wheel decoration and illumination are almost unlimited. As the procession of silent but fantastic bicycles rolled by the crowd cheered its delight. The first prize of $25 [over $700 in 2014 dollars] was awarded to Mrs. T.L. Price. A Chinese umbrella formed a canopy above her and the rim of this was hung with glowing lanterns. The wheel was otherwise beautified. The second prize of $15 [over $400 dollars in 2014 dollars] was awarded to Mrs. J.E. Pollock and G.W. Schafer of Red Bluff. They rode a companion wheel [an early form of a tandem bicycle where the riders rode side-by-side] which was completely hidden by its decorations. Their canopy was lighted with small incandescent lamps. The third prize went to Harry Bush and George Lawry for their battleship Oregon which they had constructed about a tandem.

Today, this tradition is carried on by Shasta Living Streets and friends, who ride in the Redding Rodeo Parade. Stay tuned for more fascinating bits of Redding’s lost cycling history, and have a Happy Fourth of July!

May 15 – Sometimes the ride is the best part of our day!

May 15 is BIKE TO WORK DAY  – It’s the start of an amazing new habit ~  and so we sponsor BIKE TO HAPPY HOUR AT CARNEGIE’S – It’s one of the rewards!

Want to spend some social time with people who love to ride? Come by for activities and brew and to meet new people who love to ride – down the block, to work and back, or for a 100 mile adventure. This is a midway point for people participating in the Shasta Bike Challenge.

Sometimes the ride is the best part of our day! Come share your stories and talk about best routes and other tips and helpful hints.

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and beyond
Carnegie’s
1600 Oregon Street, Downtown Redding

Sponsored by Carnegie’s, Redding Distributing and Shasta Living Streets

Shasta Bike Challenge
http://healthyshasta.org/bikechallenge/

Special THANK YOU to the crew at Village Cycle for our amazing new tap handle! Come check it out.

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May 16 – Extroverts welcome. Ride in the parade with us!

Join friends from Shasta Living Streets and The Shasta Wheelman as we ride in the parade to help spread the word about people on bicycles in our community.

Yep, We ride too!  

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Saturday, May 16th, 2015.  

NOTE:  We are #57.  Meet us on Oregon Street, between Butte and Tehama.  At 9:00 a.m.

Enjoy the beautiful day and riding in the parade – it’s really fun!

For more info contact Anne at athomas@shastalivingstreets.org

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More information about the parade:  Asphalt Cowboys

Fun on the Trail for Kids and Families, Sunday April 12

Friends of the Redding Trails will host a tricycle obstacle course and a child’s walking tour for families to view and learn about our famous Eagles.

Sunday, April 12th  –  10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Eagle tour starts at 10:00 at the beginning of the Downtown to Dana section of the River Trail followed by the tricycle obstacle course for children 3 to 5 years old, book give-away and raffle.

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Participants can bring their own pedal or foot powered vehicles.  
Trikes, balance bikes and scooters will be available to ride.

Raffle:  There will be a drawing for bike helmets, balance bikes, tricycles, scooters, and stuffed Liberty eagles for obstacle course participants!

There is no cost to participants and families are encouraged to cheer on their children.

 

Location:  From HWY 44 exit into Turtle Bay, turn into the parking lot between the Monolith and the Sacramento River Trail.  From there  follow the trike signs and balloons and head towards the Sundial Bridge.

The Eagle Tour is an all-ages family event.  Children on tricycles must wear a helmet to participate.

Sponsored  by Best Choice Home Improvement, Inc. and Shasta Co. Office of Education.

Please register  –  friendsofthereddingtrails@gmail.com

Questions ?  Contact –  friendsofthereddingtrails@gmail.com

Early Childhood Services will have information about programs for young children.    Details about this event and other Week of the Young Child happenings is at First 5 Shasta.

Family Bicycling Day Downtown Redding, Sunday May 3

Embrace Downtown Redding with a Trail through the City

STREETS ALIVE!  Family Bicycling Day California Street, Downtown Redding

Sunday May 3, 9:00 – 4:00 

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Love your Family.  Love your downtown.  Love your bike.   It’s an event unlike any other.

BRINGING SMILES AND NEW PERSPECTIVE  On this day a stretch of downtown Redding is transformed into a car-free zone for Sunday enjoyment.  Family, friends and neighbors meet and experience downtown in a new way.   Area residents learn about businesses and neighborhood attractions previously unexplored.  People see their downtown district from a new perspective.

This is an “inside-out parade,” where people themselves are the parade, participating in activities and enjoying a walk or ride on a beautiful spring Sunday – local restaurants and shops are the attractions.

Families and friends walk, bicycle or skate the short distance from nearby neighborhoods or the River Trail.   Local businesses produce open-house promotional events showcasing what’s great about downtown.

Come out and celebrate what’s best about our community, supporting business and enjoying our beautiful city.

It’s a free-form parade where everyone participates.  And it’s not just for bicycles!   The open-street makes it fun and safe to walk, skip, skate, dance and bicycle along California Street.

COMMUNITY TOGETHER  Thank you! to our generous sponsors

 

DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES JOIN THE CELEBRATION  

Where can I get tasty food and drink?  Good Question!

Where can I shop?   So many options!

A FEW OF THE ACTIVITIES ALONG THIS TRAIL THROUGH THE CITY

  • Music staged along the route.
  • Downtown Businesses are Open! Local shops, cafes, clothing stores and restaurants will all be open on this special Sunday.
  • Foundry Square Activity Zone. The businesses in Foundry Square invite you to stop by! Enjoy the Porch-on-the-Parade all day at the California Street Shop
  • North State Studios. Stop by the studio and see recent work by Nigel Skeet and other local artists.
  • Pedicab rides!
  • Bicycle Repair Station. Free.  Has your bicycle been in the garage for too long?  Stop by for a quick tune-up and repair by professionals from Village Cycle.
  • RABA Bike-on-Bus demos.  Stop by and try out the bike rack and get a feel for how easy it is to take your bike on the bus.
  • Freedom From Training Wheels course. For young children and parents. Bicycles and helmets for use by children who did not bring their own.
  • Bicycle Decoration Station and Girls Bicycle Parade. By Girls Inc.  Stop by the decoration station to add a little bling to your ride. The girls will parade along the route at noon.
  • Survey & Raffle. Give us your thoughts about how to build better bikeways – on a short survey. We  share the data with local transportation officials to help inform downtown improvements.
  • Bicycle Blender. Ride a bicycle and make a smoothie! by Healthy Shasta.
  • BMX demos. Ride like you’re invisible, not invincible. At 11am and 2pm.
  • Downtown Redding Historical photos and information.  Ask the friendly historians from the Shasta Historical Society
  • Longboard demo and parade, by Board Mart
  • Tails of Rescue, kittens and dogs in Library Park
  • Trinity Alps Chamber Players – Spring Preview Concert. Free  Shasta Arts Council, Old City Hall 2:00 p.m. – 3:30p.m.
  • Mix 101, Live Radio broadcast at Foundry Square

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD AN ACTIVITY?  For questions or more information contact Event Director :  Anne Thomas

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Further Refinements to California Street

When the California Street right-sizing was initially completed,  a large empty area was left on the east side of California Street to the left of the yellow line. We felt this was a less than optimal choice, because we were concerned the wide, empty area would be used as a travel lane or encourage speeding.

Happily. Caltrans recently returned and striped about a dozen on-street parking spaces along the east side of California Street. In addition to adding to downtown Redding’s already generous parking capacity, this has the effect of calming traffic: parked vehicles prevent motorists from using the area as an additional travel lane, the parked vehicles act as a buffer between traveling vehicles and pedestrians on the sidewalk, and the act of on-street parking discourages other motorists from speeding.

This is a win-win: more parking for motorists and safer streets for everyone!

More Refinements on the Way

A process is currently underway to develop a plan for Parking, Circulation, and Transportation in Downtown Redding.   Share your thoughts on these important community development issues:  contact information here –  Downtown Redding Transportation Plan

Mark your Calendar!  The first Community Workshop will be Wednesday, March 25 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, in the Atrium at the south end of the Market Street Promenade.   We hope you can attend this workshop to learn more about planning activities – and ways you can provide your input and ideas for improvements to downtown transportation.  Your voice counts.

Want to learn a little more about the history and development of Downtown Redding?   From the beginning of Redding’s history until today, it’s fascinating!  View it here:  Downtown Redding: A Timeline

Bike-Walk-Trails-Transit Create Local Prosperity

We are excited to be participating in the PROSPERITY project, led by Northern California United Way.   It’s part of our continuing effort to work with groups across the community to achieve reliable routes for people walking, biking and taking transit.

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Reliable Routes for people walking biking and taking transit will help us achieve economic vitality

  • Attract the Talent that Makes a Region Thrive
  • Meet the Needs of Employers and Employees
  • Increase Business in Local Shopping Districts
  • Secure Sustainable Communities Funding for Re-Development
  • Relieve Traffic Congestion (and Cut Public Works Costs)
  • Save Money for Thousands of Households
  • Boost Our Health (and Cut Regional Medical Costs)
  • Meet the Needs of Our Community’s Aging Generations
  • Meet the Needs of Younger Generations
  • Make a Difference in Economic and Racial Inequality
  • Drive the Real Estate Market by Offering Active Living People Want
  • Cash in on the Power of Clusters
  • Increase Public Safety – Eliminate Major Injury Collisions
  • Boost the Academic Performance of Students

Let’s Join the National Movement

  • Americans made 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013– a 37 percent transit increase since 1995.
  • Bike commuting is up 60 percent over the past decade, according to census figures.
  • People are walking 6 percent more than in 2005, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • The number of miles Americans travel in cars and trucks per capita has dropped nine percent since 2005. 

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Prosperity is a cross-sector collaboration of organizations in the Shasta County interested in creating lasting solutions to multi-generational poverty issues and the effects of those issues in our local community.  The vision of Prosperity is to create a connected and vibrant community with a thriving economy that benefits all residents.   More:  United Way Northern California Prosperity

Community Level Goals & Outcome for Website

More Information – Recent Articles

11 Reasons Why Transit, Bikes & Walking Are Moving Us To A Brighter Future.   BeyondChron,   January 21, 2015

New policies and funding to build transit (bus, bike, ped) and other needed infrastructure.  Streetsblog, January 21, 2015

New California policies and funding for affordable housing plus transit (bus, bike, ped).  CaliforniaEconomy.org, March 9, 2015

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