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Enjoy the trail and then stop by for food, music and activities

Redding Trails were voted one of the top five trail in the nation to enjoy cycling!


Sunday, October 11, noon until 4:00 pm

at Lake Redding Park Pavilion and Gazebo

Lunch and Treats

Bruciante Wood Fired Pizza, Kettle Corn, Italian Sodas, Lagunitas Beer & Wine

Activities for Families

The Dancing Fish and the Eagle Mascot!

Freedom from Training Wheels activities for Parents and the littlest riders

Watercolor mural painting for children

Creative face painting

Local businesses and organizations will share the many ways to enjoy an active lifestyle and our beautiful trails 

The Bike Shop Friends of the Coleman Fish Hatchery
Village Cycle Friends of the Redding Eagles
Headwaters Adventures kayaking Parent Magazine
Shasta Paddlers Iamwell Lifestyle & Fitness
Shasta Paddlers Shasta Support Service
Mt Lassen Art Center City of Redding Recreation
First 5 Shasta Cyclopedia

Sunday on the Trail is a part of a series of events in Redding and Shasta County to showcase excellence in outdoor living.       Reignite your Passion – Just Ride


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Octoberfest at Carnegie’s

Beer saved the world, Bicycles are next!  

Join us for some Octoberfest fun.

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Here’s a chance to wear your favorite liederhausen!



We will have sausages and Carnegie’s famous potato salad and local brew.

Carnegie’s Restaurant

1600 Oregon Street, Downtown Redding

4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Watch the Remembrance Ride of over 300 motorcycles roll by – it’s the start of Big Bike Weekend!

This is also an opportunity to pre-register for one of the Shasta Jamboree Rides on Saturday morning.

Partial proceeds support Shasta Living Streets.



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Pop-Up Living Streets and Market Hall, Sept 17, 18, 19

Innovation – Community Renewal – People Powered – Downtown Play – Public Goodwill – Business Focus – Beautification – Transformation 

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This is a three-day event only.

Mark your calendars for September 17, 18, 19

Be sure to come by and enjoy for a morning coffee, lunch, or for one of the evening receptions each day.

1729 California Street 


It’s fun and creative – we are working together and trying out new things.  The collaborative businesses and groups are excited about the benefits of a vibrant downtown Redding with safe and inviting spaces for walking, bicycling and social interaction that supports local businesses.

It’s a temporary, community-led project to look at downtown Redding from the perspective of community members and business owners and pilot new ways to build the community we want – today!

We will get creative, share new ideas and create immeasurable goodwill for local businesses and the downtown district.

The three-day event includes

  • A people-friendly outdoor seating area creating a parklet and a bicycle corral, with other living streets features such as creative wayfinding signs.  This is a public park, and is open all day to the public.
  • A culinary and local business pop-up offering local gourmet foods and gifts.  The Market Hall will be open from 7:30 a.m to 10:00 p.m. each day, with breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception each day.


  • Enjoy Magazine feature article:  Experiencing Pop-Ups and Parklets in Downtown Redding  Move over Portlandia. Step aside, Seattle. Redding is about to adopt some urban vibe. For three days in September, a trio of coordinators and a host of believers will transform and showcase a few tiny downtown spaces in hopes of making big marks on the urban scene.
  • Worldwide Park(ing) day is Friday September 18.
  • Downtown Transportation Planning Public Outreach meeting the following week, Sept 24th. This project helps support the planning process for downtown improvements.
  • Viva Downtown Beer and Wine Festival in the Market Street Promenade, Saturday, Sept 19.

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Organizations Leading this project:  Shasta Living Streets, Enjoy The Store and Cascade Square


Architect:  Ryan Russell Studio

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Major Sponsors:  Dignity Health, Mix 101, Enjoy Magazine, Aztec Construction

Participating Businesses include: (in)dwelling, Amarte Salon & Spa, California Street Shop, Dulceblomma Floral Design, Scout Coffee, Carnegie’s Restaurant, Tantardini’s Bakery-Deli, Sierra Nevada, Premiere Catering, Carousel, View 202, Spoon Me, Cicada Cantina, O’Leery’s Irish Pub, Cicada Cantina, Moseley Family Cellers, LUCY Hair Enhancement, Foundry Square, Kateley & Kristiansson, Inc., Red Arrow Media, Sierra Pacific, Sierra Pacific Windows, Healthy Shasta, Spoon Me, J & A Food Service, Shasta Historical Society, and more!

Thank you! to City of Redding and Caltrans District 2 for collaboratively working with us on this first-ever parklet on a Caltrans managed roadway!

Graphic parklet images courtesy of  Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and the Active Streets LA participatory planning program.  

If you would like to be involved in the build-out of the parklet and other features over the next few weeks, contact Anne at




Call (530) 246-4687 EXT. 4  

Email Anne at

BIG BIKE WEEKEND, 2nd weekend in October

Reignite Your Passion  – Just Ride!

October 9-12, 2015 in Redding and Shasta County


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


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.  4 p.m. to 9 p.m.  1600 Oregon Street.

SATURDAY – October 10

Shasta Jamboree Rides  


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

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 

10:00am – 4:00pm.  Vetran’s Honor Ride, Poker Run Check-In, Motorcycle Swap Meet, Bicycle Swap Meet, Local Food Vendors, Live Music.   More info: Shasta Lake Chamber,  530.275.7497

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

Sunday on the Trail 


Enjoy a morning on the trail, then stop by and enjoy Bruciante Wood Fired Pizza music,  and a cold beer.  Trail related businesses will share the many ways to enjoy an active lifestyle and our beautiful trails.  Lake Redding Park Pavilion & Gazebo  noon – 4 p.m.

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.


Red Lion Hotels
1830 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA
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
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
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  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.

Bike to Happy Hour, Aug 28

Join us

We are supporting Redding Beer Week with a Happy Hour event for you!  Ride your bike over and meet friends for some friendly conversation and good brew.  Driving, walking, skateboarding . . . that’s fine too.  Everyone’s welcome!

Friday, August 28th 4-9 p.m. at Carnegie’s

1600 Oregon Street

  • public balance cropWin a PUBLIC Kids Balance Bike for your favorite young rider!
  • Check out the plans for Downtown Redding Living Streets Pop-Up and Market Hall, Sept 17, 18, 19
  • Learn more about Big Bike Weekend, October 8-12
  • Register for the Shasta Jamboree Rides, October 10
  • We will also share opportunities for you to provide input to City of Redding for improvements to your bike commute, and to provide input to Caltrans for their Cycling Guide

Part of Redding Beer Week

Partial proceeds support Shasta Living Streets


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New Report: Downtown Redding, Best Foot Foward

The May 1 workshop, Best Foot Forward: Downtown Redding was a wonderful opportunity to gather people from across the community to discuss opportunities and solutions that could make a real difference in our community.

The California Walks and SafeTREC team developed a report to synthesize the conversations and recommendations.  We want to share the report with you.  It’s available here:

Report – Recommendations to Improve Pedestrian Safety in Downtown Redding

Workshop Presentation – Working Toward a Safe, Vibrant and Walkable Community

Redding Injury & Collision Data –  Data for Redding

California Pedestrian Injury Data – California Injuries Data

The City of Redding was identified as a focus community for a Community Pedestrian Safety Training, in collaboration with Shasta Living Streets, based on resident interest in pedestrian safety and walkability, as well as recent and planned active transportation improvements in and around the downtown core.

Summary of the May 1 Workshop

Redding community members requested a workshop to 1) provide City staff, community organizations, and residents with a toolkit for promoting pedestrian safety and walkability to inform future comprehensive active transportation planning and improvement efforts; 2) foster an open and collaborative relationship between community groups, residents, and City agencies; and 3) develop consensus for pedestrian safety priorities and actionable next steps in downtown Redding.

The workshop was attended by 25 individuals representing a wide range of organizations and disciplines, as well as the community-at-large, including:

  • Francie Sullivan, Mayor, City of Redding
  • Missy McArthur, Vice Mayor, City of Redding; Board Member, Shasta Regional Transportation Agency; Redding Area Bus Authority Representative
  • Kristen Schreder, Council Member, City of Redding; Board Member, Shasta Regional Transportation Agency
  • Redding Department of Public Works
  • Redding Police Department
  • Downtown Redding Property Owners
  • Downtown Redding Transportation Planning Consultants
  • Shasta Living Streets
  • Shasta County Department of Public Works
  • Shasta County Regional Transportation Agency
  • Shasta County Public Health / Healthy Shasta
  • Shasta County Safe Routes to School Program
  • Caltrans District 2
  • Caltrans Headquarters
  • Shasta Historical Society
  • Downtown Business Owners
  • Developers
  • Trilogy Architecture
  • Community Residents

Participant Recommendations

The group reached broad consensus on the following recommendations:

Establish Pedestrian-Friendly Speeds through Traffic Signal Timing:   Participants unanimously agreed that traffic speeds in downtown Redding needed to be re-evaluated and retimed in order to achieve lower, pedestrian-friendly speeds (between 23-25 MPH)—particularly for California, Market, and Pine streets.

Create Safer Intersections with Curb Extensions & Pedestrian Signal Adjustments:   Participants identified several low-cost priority strategies to improve safety for people walking and crossing at intersections, including: building curb extensions—including temporary ones—to reduce crossing distances and slow turning vehicles; improving pedestrian signal timing with automatic pedestrian recall adjustments and leading pedestrian intervals at peak hours at downtown intersections; and adopting a “daylighting” policy to restrict parking at intersections and near crosswalks. Participants supported temporary curb extensions that could be rolled out in the near-term to achieve significant pedestrian safety gains, with Market/Placer, Placer/California, and Pine/Yuba as high-need initial installation sites. Participants noted, however, that the City should also plan for the systematic conversion of any temporary curb extensions to permanent concrete curb extensions in the future.

Ensure Market Street Remains a Pedestrian-Priority Street: Participants broadly supported re- opening Market Street to vehicles with the caveat that Market Street must remain a pedestrian- priority street. Participants identified extremely low vehicle speeds (15 MPH or less) and providing pedestrian-scale amenities (seating, shade, etc.) as key strategies for maintaining Market Street’s commitment to being a pedestrian-oriented space. One group suggested opening cross streets across the Promenade as an alternative approach to re-establishing vehicle traffic on Market Street itself.

Provide Shade throughout Downtown:  Participants identified the lack of shade as a large barrier for people walking and recommended that the City systematically plant additional shade trees and/or install shade structures throughout downtown and especially for the Market Street Promenade.

Explore Options for Downtown Parking Policy:  Participants expressed interest in working with the City to reexamine the downtown area’s parking policy in order to encourage increased turnover through strategies such as variable pricing of on- and off-street parking; creation of a parking benefits district where collected parking fees would be reinvested in streetscape and safety improvements in the area where the fees are collected; and the establishment of a “park once” strategy for downtown.

Improve Downtown Walkability through Parklets, Wayfinding, & Lighting:   Participants identified several strategies to improve downtown’s walkability, including exploring the establishment of temporary, voluntary “parklet” program; installing additional pedestrian-scale lighting; implementing pedestrian-scale wayfinding and signage throughout the downtown area; and improving the lighting and/or painting the ceiling of the central parking garage white to encourage more utilization of off-street parking as a park-once district strategy in the short- term.

MORE INFORMATION — See the report for an overview of safety conditions in downtown, complete input by the group, recommendations by the California Walks and SafeTREC team – and a complete list of all the people, businesses and organizations who contributed to this workshop and report.

Thank You to the many participants who gave their time, energy and expertise for this project.   Thank You to the workshop presenters and facilitators:  The California Walks and SafeTREC team and Cheryl Brinkman from San Francisco MTA.  

And a very special Thank You! to Shasta Living Streets members, business sponsors and supporters whose contributions make projects like this possible.   Thank You to the Northern C’s Cal Alumni Club our community partner for this project.

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Redding is the Feature Story! Caltrans Report

Caltrans announces a new people and community-friendly direction that will help transform communities across California – and Downtown Redding is the Feature Story!

We have set course on a new mission, established a new vision and adopted new goals to ensure that California has a transportation system that meets the complex needs of the coming century.    Caltrans Director, Malcolm Dougherty


This new direction was announced in Caltrans Performance Report, June 2015.






We are excited to see the feature article in this important publication – Redding, California:  New Road Diet Improves Downtown Business!  

  • I was initially concerned and not happy about the idea to go from three lanes to two on California Street. But now I love it – the foot traffic at our business [corner of California & Placer] has increased threefold! It’s fantastic.” – James Mazzotta, Enjoy Store

Thank You and congratulations to our many members and supporters who made this project possible in the first place.  Your letters and phone calls supporting this project made the difference.

Read the article:  Mile Marker: Redding, CA. New Road Diet Improves Downtown Business

Goals:  Triple Bicycling, Double Walking and Transit

Caltrans is committed to supporting an increase of bike trips to 4.5 percent of all trips in California in the next five years, plus increasing walk trips to 33 percent and transit to almost 9 percent of all trips.   Read more about this:  Streetsblog: Caltrans goals triple bicycling, double walking and transit by 2020



In 2015 Caltrans announced an ambitious new direction.




Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability


  • Safety and Health
  • Stewardship and Efficiency
  • Sustainability, Livability and Economy   Make long-lasting, smart mobility decisions that improve the environment, support a vibrant economy, and build communities, not sprawl.
  • System Performance
  • Organizational Excellence

Kudos to staff and leadership at Caltrans District 2 and staff of the City of Redding  for the vision, design and planning to implement the California Street project quickly for the benefit of downtown businesses and local people who want to see a more inviting and safe downtown district.

We look forward to further improvements on California Street and downtown Redding for walking, biking, public spaces, parking and driving – though the current planning processes and future project implementations.



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Lassen foothills cycling adventure for everyone, Saturday, October 10

pressphoto5_ShastaWheelmenRide in the foothills of Mt Lassen along country roads in oak woodlands, open meadows, and ponderosa pine and cedar forests.

October 10, 2015

Conquer one of the most challenging Super Centuries in the West.

Spectacular climbing, descents, and beauty that thrill seekers rave about.   Last year twenty riders set out and six of them finished. A joyful 120 miles and only 4 stop signs.

Choose your Lassen Foothills adventure.

Adventure Challenges for the elite rider:  63103, or 126 miles. Short and Sweet for families and fun:  26 or 41 miles.

Enjoy delicious food and friendly service.

Helpful volunteers, full sag support with radio communication, rest stops with tasty food. Your after-ride dinner prepared to order by Fresh Fire Grill hot meals, cold salads, fresh, organic.  Party includes local music, beer and wine.

Support better bikeways, greenways and trails.

Proceeds from your ride benefit the programs Shasta Living Streets and and Shasta Wheelmen.

Be Inspired by Big Bike Weekend and the beauty of Shasta County.

The Jamboree is part of a three-day series of events.  Invite your friends to come visit – Stay the weekend and explore!  More info: Bike Bike Weekend

Register Now!


The Shasta Wheelmen and ShastaLivingStreets have joined forces to deliver a premier cycling event and offer you a wonderful weekend of cycling adventure.

This year riders will have a chance to meet and ride with former National Champion Remi Mcmanus.   Read about Remi:  Peloton Magazine interview.

A short video shares with photos and rider descriptions shares information about the rides – watch here:  Shasta Jamboree Video

This ride review from 2014 describes one riders experience with the Super Century:  A beautifully, painful fall Shasta County day, Santa Rosa Press Democrat.


Visit Redding 2014 Logo



3Dsnacks and lunchFull sag support, rest, snack and lunch stops.



The GIVE ME WINGS Super Century (126 miles)  Are you up to the challenge?  Few professional-level routes can beat what this ride offers in climbing, descents and spectacular beauty.  Climb to the base of an extinct volcano, fast descent into the remote Manton Valley.  Ride through rangeland and thick forest, over streams. The final descent is unequaled. Total vertical gain is about 12,000 feet. Ride starts from 5:30 a.m.

The Lassen Foothills Century (102 miles)  One of the most challenging Century rides in California. Travel a circular route in the shadow of Mt. Lassen from the plains, up steep mountain roads to Oak Run, Buzzard Roost and the Phillips summit. Total vertical gain is about 9400 feet. Five rest stops, with lunch at 50 mi. Ride start from 6:00 a.m.

The Ponderosa Ride (63 miles)  Ride rolling hills, climb Whitmore Road to Ponderosa with scenic forests of oak, pine and cedar to 3030 ft, then a fast downhill with no need for braking. Total vertical gain is about 4300 feet.  Ride starts from 7:00 a.m.

Ash Creek Ride (41 miles)  This route includes gently rolling hills and wide vistas and adds a ride along the spectacular rock wall fences built in the oak woodlands. A deliciously smooth descent on the return.   Rest stops at 5 miles and 22 miles. Ride starts from 8:00 a.m.  

Millville Plains Ride (26 miles)  The route takes you on gently rolling hills crossing Cow Creek a few times. You will pass ranches and farms and travel along roads shaded by massive oak trees and onto the Millville Plains Road with spectacular wide vistas of surrounding mountains. Rest stop at 11 miles. Ride starts from 8:30 a.m.

Detailed route information at

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