The North State is a mecca of outdoor recreation opportunities.
CLUBS AND GROUPS
Road Riding. Ride with Cyclopedia and the Shasta Wheelmen. Cyclopedia and the Shasta Wheelmen coordinate ride schedules, and have have scheduled rides on weekdays and most weekends. They also participate in most Centuries and Gran Fondos in the western US.
Follow the Shasta Wheelmen club rides here.
Follow Cyclopedia shop rides on the Cyclopedia Facebook page.
Mountain Biking. The best place to meet fellow mountain bikers and get started. Learn the fabulous local trails in the Redding area with our local Redding Mountain Biking.
Cyclocross Riding. The Ride on Race Series hosts fun races designed to help hone your cycling skills on a number of different surfaces and conditions. For all ages. Cyclopedia hosts long mixed (dirt & pavement) rides at various times throughout the year. Follow these Cross Rides on the Cyclopedia Facebook page.
Bicycle Motorcross, BMX. There is an active BMX community in the North State. Follow some of the activities on BMX in Redding Facebook page. Also, Skyway is a unique wheel manufacturer, located in Redding, that “re-invented” the wheel in 1974 by introducing the first of the composite Skyway Tuff Wheels® to the demanding BMX sport.
Running. SWEAT sponsors marathons and running events throughout the North State. Check their calendar for events happening in the area, nearly every week of the year.
Outdoor Activities. We Ski II - Northern California’s Outdoor Club. Groups rides and hikes throughout the region for people of all ages and abilities.
RACES, TRAILS AND RIDES
The Ride On Race Series. These races are designed to help hone your cycling skills on a number of different surfaces and conditions – and the motto is “We’re here to have fun, so run what cha brung”. Races are on Sundays at 12:00pm. Follow these events on the Ride on Race Series Facebook page.
Supported Road Rides. Darkhorse Events, is an event management company that provides challenging rides in extraordinary locations.
Trail Maps. Healthy Shasta has a comprehensive set of trail maps available on their site. A number of other resources are made available there.
Shasta Lemurian Classic. This mountain bike race is renowned for its epic loop, huge climbs and long, technical descents. Brought to you by Redding Mountain Biking, founded in 1987. - Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Chico Wildflower Century. Regularly listed in Bicycling magazine as a Top Ten Century. It was first offered as an organized event in 1981. Sunday, April 27, 2014
Give Me Wings Super Century. Soar on beautiful unknown mountain roads in the foothills of Mt. Lassen east of Redding. Professionals and long-distance enthusiasts will enjoy the 126 mile ride with over 12,000 feet of climbing. Supported routes include rides for everyone at 103, 63, 41, and 26 miles. Brought to you by the Shasta Wheelman. Saturday, May 3, 2014
Anderson River Park Century. Ride starts at Anderson River Park and includes gradual climbs in the surrounding hills and beautiful scenery along the Sacramento river. Sponsored by the Enterprise and Anderson Lions Clubs. May 17, 2014
Palo Cedro Bike Parade and Zany Races. Ride a route from Junction School to Palo Cedro Community Park for a BBQ and more fun. Noon to 5pm. Sunday May 18, 2014
The Art of Survival Century. A new century ride in beautiful north eastern California and southern Oregon. Tulelake, Klamath Falls. May 24, 2014.
Humbug Hurry-Up Race. Mountain bike races in Yreka - Kids Race, 7, 15, and 24 mile courses. Overnight Camping available. June 21, 2014
Castle Crags Century. 4 ride options – one is a spectacular 97 miles with 7800 feet climbing! June 21, 2014
Fall River Century. In the beautiful northeastern California valley with views of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen. July 19, 2014
The Mt. Shasta Summit Century. “The prettiest, hardest century ride in the West. Brought to you by the Mountain Wheelers. Sunday, August 3, 2014
Siskiyou Century. Three scenic rural routes, plenty of good food, fully supported. September.
Amgen Tour of California. The largest cycling event in America, a Tour de France-style cycling road race. No, they have not held a stage here – not yet. We include it in this list, because we know they will be riding the fantastic roads in the North State sometime in coming years. May 11-18, 2014