The theme is western and fun! Wear your ten gallon hat and ride your zero gallon bike! Extroverts welcome. We ride too!
Join friends from Shasta Living Streets and The Shasta Wheelman as we ride in the parade to help our community understand that We Ride Too. Help spread the word about bicycle safety and enjoy the beautiful day and riding in the parade – it’s really fun!
Saturday, May 18th. Meet on the corner of California and Trinity Streets at 8:30 am.
More information about the parade: Parade Map, Asphalt Cowboys
Dash and WIN on Park Marina - $175 prize winner, Deborah Weis is very happy indeed.
It was really a great day. Wow. We loved it!
My family and I were in the Knarly Neon race and then we walked all along the open street which was So Great. We went the full way and had so much fun, and stopped and shopped at the Beadman and Sublime and went to all the shops that I had never seen before. I had never been to that part of town. And all the way to City Hall for all the exhibitors and to the Farmers Market. – And then I had to call my husband to come pick us up! I’m really excited to win this.
What a great day.
This is the third year for Shasta Living Streets! Today we’re remembering how this thing started, from a small group of enthusiasts, into a vibrant community organization. - Here’s interesting commentary about our first event in 2011:
Michael D.D. Madden, Redding: Livings Streets worth supporting
“Kudos to the people who organized and ran the first Shasta Living Streets event Saturday.
Although the weather did not cooperate, the event was a milestone for Redding’s bike, walk, run, skateboard and outdoor fun community, and I look forward to the next one. Similar events in larger cities, such as San Francisco, have developed into huge successes, with thousands of people strolling and having fun on the closed-off streets. Those events also have attracted people from other communities, adding much needed revenue to the city’s coffers.
The Park Marina Drive venue was great. It would also be well worth considering the inclusion of Parkview Avenue behind City Hall, where the Earth Day festival and Farmer’s Market were being held, thus intertwining the events. This would present a nice chance to showcase the city’s efforts in turning a run-down neighborhood into a gem, something we can all be proud of. I hope that the City Council recognizes and supports the planning and execution of this event in the future.”
Bicycling and walking for everyday transportation is good for a lot of things — it’s healthy, it’s green, it’s quiet, it’s fun, it’s fast, and it builds community. Creating a safe place on our streets for bicycles and pedestrians does not require big, expensive new infrastructure projects; it’s about revising how we use our already existing streets. It’s about making cities and towns in our region navigable, not just by cars, but also by human power. It’s about providing the basics to everyone, in their neighborhood, now — thus giving people transportation choice.
Safe access for bicycling and walking for everyday transportation has been shown to address many health and community concerns: obesity and disease from sedentary lifestyles, economic hardship as energy prices rise, air pollution, inactivity of children and youth, streets that don’t support neighborhood retail, neighborhoods that lack livability, and death and injury to people from transit-way crashes.
Shasta Living Streets is a local program that seeks to increase the health and community benefits of everyday physical activity for all community members in our region by promoting safe access for biking and walking as everyday transportation.
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