The North State is a mecca of outdoor recreation opportunities. Listed below are some of the groups, trails and events locals value. You will see many of the enthusiasts in these groups on our neighborhood streets getting from their houses to the trails or to work – using their bicycles and their feet for human-powered transportation.
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 Cyclopedia shop rides on the Cyclopedia Facebook page.
Follow the Shasta Wheelmen club rides here.
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 Club.
Cyclocross Riding. 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 in Redding that ”re-invented” the wheel in 1974 by introducing the first of the composite Skyway Tuff Wheels® to the demanding BMX sport.
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 a new, local event management company that provides challenging rides in extraordinary locations – and always great food.
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. - April 27, 2013.
Family Bicycling Day. This is a part of the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival. This annual open-street event remains the only one in California outside of the metro Bay Area & Los Angeles. April 27, 2013.
Give Me Wings Super Century. 127 miles of beautiful unknown mountain roads. Soar near Redding and Lassen National Forest with over 12,000 ft of climbing. Brought to you by the Shasta Wheelman. – May 5, 2013.
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 18th, 2013.
Humbug Hurry-Up Race. Mountain bike races in Yreka - Kids Race, 7, 15, and 24 mile courses. Overnight Camping available. June 29, 2013
Castle Crags Century. 4 ride options – one is a spectacular 97 miles with 7800 feet climbing! The family ride begins in the Mount Shasta City Park and goes out to Edgewood, around Hoy Road and back through Weed. June 22, 2013.
Fall River Century. In the beautiful northeastern California valley with views of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen. – July 20, 2013
The Mt. Shasta Summit Century. “The prettiest, hardest century ride in the West. Brought to you by the Mountain Wheelers. Sunday, August 4, 2013.
Siskiyou Century. Three scenic rural routes, plenty of good food, fully supported. September 7, 2013.
Forks of Salmon Century. Epic ride, in beautiful remote mountains. Held in October of 2012.
Amgen Tour of California. The largest cycling event in America, a Tour de France-style cycling road race. Held in May. 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.