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Bicycling related events in the area

BIG BIKE WEEKEND, 2nd weekend in October

Reignite Your Passion  – Just Ride!

October 9-12, 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.  4 p.m. to 9 p.m.  1600 Oregon Street.

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 

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 

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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.

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.

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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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!

MORE INFORMATION

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.

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

 

RIDE DESCRIPTIONS

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 shastawheelmen.org

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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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Members Party! Friday Jan 30

Please join us at our Members’ Party!

We are thrilled to host a fun party for our members and volunteers who contributed so much to the community this year.  This is an  opportunity to enjoy great local music, be inspired by our guests, and to meet lots of interesting people excited to build better bikeways, trails and walkable cities.

Shasta Living Streets Member Party

 Friday, January 30, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

at Old City Hall Ballroom

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No host bar and tasty food available
Meet and talk with
Dave Snyder, Director of the California Bicycle Coalition; and
Bryan Jones, Active Transportation Engineer.  Both have extensive experience and inspiration to share with us about the biking and walking improvements transforming California cities and how we can do that here.

Registering here is quick and easy and helps us plan a great event:  Member Party RSVP

Shasta Living Streets made major contributions to the community this past year and we look forward to making a greater difference in 2015 with your support!    Read about it:  2015 – Let’s Get Started!

Not a member yet? – No problem, it’s easy! 

Or become a member at the door.  Your membership builds better bikeways, trails and walkable cities in our region.

 

Join Us – MarchFourth at the Cascade March 8th!

Join us for a great show that supports Redding’s downtown theatre district and our local community!  

Sunday March 8th at the Cascade Theatre
MARCH FOURTH MARCHING BAND 
Purchase tickets:  Cascade Theatre or call 530-243-8877

For a taste of the fun, check out the 30 second video.

 This show is presented by Shasta Living Streets, partial proceeds benefit our programs.  Get your tickets soon — this is a popular band and shows regularly sell out.  Purchase tickets:  Cascade Theatre.

M4 live 2March Fourth Marching Band is something special, a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires the audience to experience ”JoyNow!” in an atmosphere of celebration.

M4_600X200This show is a big band experience not to be missed! The 5-piece percussion corps and 6-part brass section plus funky electric bass will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil,

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echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers.

What began as a Fat Tuesday party in Portland on March 4th 2003 appeals to audiences of all ages and musical tastes, and has become one of the nation’s best live touring acts.

MarchFourth on March 8th – four days after their birthday!  Join us for a fun event inside on a Sunday night – to celebrate being outside and programs for active living in our region!

More information about M4

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Partial proceeds from this show benefit Shasta Living Streets programs to build better bikeways, trails and walkable cities in our region.

Photo:  Jon after the show in Chico, heading out on tour sporting a shirt with a nice message.

 

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Part gypsy, part whimsy, part rock, and all fun, 4 Pounds of Lightning offers up music to make you dance! 

 Special performance by local band – 4 Pounds of Lightning will open the show. This is the most recent project of multi-talented local musician Taylor Aglipay who spent the last decade touring with MarchFourth. Taylor was raised in Trinity County and is joined by his longtime friends and fellow Trinity County natives, Nathaniel Gravette, Danyel Aglipay, and Stevo Cantrell.