It’s an inside-out parade – that’s not just for bicycles! - A modern event where everyone participates. The open-street makes it fun and safe to walk, skip, skate, dance and bicycle along Park Marina Drive while shopping at local businesses, listening to music and joining in activities. The route connects Turtle Bay to City Hall and is temporarily a car-free space. Activities listed below. Saturday, April 27. 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Free to everyone. Map here.
Come out and celebrate what’s best about our community, supporting business and enjoying our beautiful city.
Walk, ride, skate and dance at the Festival
The open street program connects a string of pearls in Redding: our beautiful neighborhoods and parks, local businesses and shopping areas, the festival exhibitors, music and activities at City Hall and Sculpture Garden, the Farmers Market, Turtle Bay and the River trail. Map here.
The open street program also provides a safe way for families to travel by bicycle or to walk from their homes to enjoy the festival at all its locations. For a full list of the festival exhibitors, activities and music at all the locations, visit: The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival.
2013 Family Bicycling Day activities include:
- Mary’s Pizza Shack will be serving up wood-fired pizza including their delicious breakfast pizza. Fresh burgers, burger bowls and fries from Fallis Around Town Food Truck. Organic, locally-roasted coffee, blended frappes, energy drinks, and Italian soda from Java Gold Coffee Roasters. And of course, amazing cupcakes in nine flavors at Sublime Cake Design.
- Antique Dragon. Special on this day: 10% discount. Also on this day they will be displaying the ancient Han Dynasty Jade Burial suit. This is a museum-quality piece, only 18 exist in the world!
Special on this day: stop by the booth on Park Marina to make decorations and jewelry to add some glam to your outfit—or your bicycle!
- Red Fox Boutique - Because you can’t wear bicyclist shorts all the time!
- Crafters Mall & The Sewing Room Quilt Shop – Quilting might be the original DIY hobby.
- Aqua Golf - Some days you just need to slam a golf ball into the water.
- Sublime Cake Design - You’ve been cycling all day, you deserve a little something sweet!
- Zak’s Hair Design – Get rid of that helmet hair!
- Trendz & Treasures: home decor, furniture, and collectibles. Be sure to bring your bicycle trailer!
- People Watching!
- DJ Music sponsored by Village Cycle. At Park Marina Village, all day. And then Live Remote by Redding Radio, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Shasta Athletic Club opens their doors as a rest stop for participants, offering water and restrooms. They will also be raffling off a bicycle, so be sure to enter to win!
- Bicycle Par Course with stations along the route, made available courtesy of local trainers and Safe Routes to School. From 10-12 this course will have trainers to assist you. After noon the course sections will be available – self-serve.
- Nissan Leaf - check out the electric car that will be on display, talk to the sales person about any questions you may have.
- Paddleboard On-Water Yoga – On the Street! Audrey will bring her paddleboards and teach yoga. Join her, on or off the paddleboards. Starting at 11 a.m.
- Recycled Fun! How does cardboard mini golf sound? Stop by the intersection of South Street and Park Marina Drive to find out!
- Pedicab rides will be available from Sundial Pedicab. Info booths will have the phone number and can call him for you.
- Skateboarding demo underneath the Cypress Street bridge—ramps, rails and fun!
- CROP Hunger Walk Join the 50 + people from local churches who will be walking from City Hall all along Park Marina Avenue to bring awareness to the need to end hunger. Starts at 10 a.m.
- Hula dancing, music and lessons by Halau Hula O Na Makana Pua, Hula School of the Gift of Flowers starting at 1 p.m., near the intersection of South Street and Park Marina Drive.
- Bicycle Blender. Healthy Shasta will serve delicious smoothies made with people-powered energy at Rome and Park Marina. Be sure to visit their booth to purchase tickets to the Metal Cowboy event and sign-up for the Bicycle Commute Challenge.
- Redding Fire Department Truck and Crew. 1 p.m. near Washington Street and Park Marina Drive.
- Korndogg Klowning will be making art from balloons – for kids young and old in the afternoon.
The Girl Scouts will volunteer at the event and join in the bicycle training sessions and add smiles and liveliness to the parade with their decorated bicycles.
WeSki-II will volunteer, and will have information about their program and activities at the intersection of Park Marina Drive and Locust Street.
- Catalyst Young Professionals will help out and share information about all their events at South Street and Park Marina Drive.
Valet bicycle parking at City Hall, courtesy of The Shasta Wheelmen, making it easy for you to move about between the different Festival locations.
City Hall and the Sculpture Garden and Farmers’ Market. Head up and enjoy all the exhibitors (120!), activities, music, food and the Farmers’ Market. Activities listed here: The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival.
Safe Streets. Rader Excavating is the professional team that puts together the traffic plan in cooperation with city officials, and works all day to manage traffic and keep participants safe.
Reasons Why This Program Support Our Community Values: Uses Already Existing Resources * Supports Our Favorite Pursuit – Getting Outside! * Encourages Family Fun and Builds Community * Promotes Safe Physical Activity For All * Supports our Local Business * Adds to Our Collection of World Class Biking and Outdoor Activities * Adds to Momentum for Complete Streets. Download the pdf file: reasonswhy.pdf
Read more about this event: Shasta Living Streets supports community values and health, published in the American Trails magazine, 2011.
More information about cyclovias and open street programs: Open Streets