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Bicycling related events in the area

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

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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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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.

 

 

Let’s get everyone moving! Free Presentations Jan 30

Building Connections: Trails, Playborhoods & Safe Routes

Learn New Ideas  &  Make Connections

Join Discussions  &  Be Inspired

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Cost Effective Strategies – Lunchtime Presentation 1-2:30 p.m.

Do you want to learn ways that cities like ours can quickly implement facilities to make bicycling and walking safe and fun?

Bryan Jones will share examples and strategies for creating livable communities through active transportation, Safe Routes to School, and walkability.    He is a Senior Associate with Alta Planning + Design and the former Public Works Director for the City of Fremont.  He has also held leadership positions with the Cities of Carlsbad and Fresno where he has inspired bold visions and big campaigns and aligned them with strategic implementation plans that delivered numerous pedestrian, bicyclist, and complete and livable street projects.  Bryan is passionate about helping move and connect people and business so that communities can thrive.  He believes where challenges exist so do opportunities when we redefine the problem we are solving and bring a can-do approach and results-oriented focus.  He serves as a voting member of the California Traffic Control Devices Committee to represent bicyclists and pedestrians statewide as it pertains to standards, guidelines and policies.

 

 

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Playborhoods – Evening Presentation 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Do you want to find more ways to help children go outside and play?

You are invited to a free presentation by Mike Lanza, author of Playborhoods: Turn Your Neighborhood into a Place for Play, will speak on creating neighborhood spaces that invite children outdoors to play.  Read a little about this on Shareable.net:  Playborhoods: Placemaking for Kids

 

tiny SLS_BUS_logo2Shasta Living Streets Member Party!  Ballroom, Old City Hall, Downtown Redding, 6:30 p.m.  

Help support better bikeways, trails and walkable cities in our region

Meet Dave Snyder, Director of the California Bicycle Coalition.  Hear about exciting opportunities we can expect in the near future, and statewide changes in legislation, design standards, funding.    Talk with presenters and meet people working locally in all aspects of active transportation.   Live Music.  No Host Bar.  Tasty Food.

Registration

www.healthyshasta.org or call (530) 245-6583

Sponsored by

Shasta Safe Routes to School,  Healthy Shasta,  Shasta Living Streets, California Convergence Far North Region

Locations

  • Friday Workshops at Sequoia Middle School,  McLaughlin Auditorium, 1805 Sequoia Street, Redding, CA
  • Shasta Living Streets Celebration, Old City Hall Ballroom, 1313 Market Street, Downtown Redding

Questions?

Please feel free to contact Anne Thomas, Director, Shasta Living Streets.  athomas@shastalivingstreets.org

 

 

Bike – Walk – Downtown Redding!

What makes a vibrant downtown?  We do!

BIKE-WALK-SHOP-DINE-PLAY-LIVE!

Check it out – 

Public Bicycle Repair Station!  Ride by Coffee Bar and check out the beautiful new bike parking and public bicycle repair station!  Stop in before 6 p.m. and tell them “thank you!”

Make an early evening visit to Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant for Friday Happy Hour 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.    25% discount on appetizers;  $3 pints; $1 discounts on a glass of wine.   Check the website for the live music schedule, starting at 8pm.

Late night in downtown check out Café Paradisio.   Enjoy $5 happy hour specials from 10pm to 1 am every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.  The late night menu includes delicious grilled cheese and fried egg sandwhiches, and new additions are coming soon, that will include Hawaiian chicken or salmon on the late night menu.

Quotes from Downtown Business Owners

We are glad to see the bike lanes in Downtown Redding and are looking forward to seeing more bike racks to make it easier for people to park their bikes safely. We encourage people to ride their bicycles to our restaurant – We look forward to seeing you!”   – Steven and Barbara Berger, Café Paradisio.

“I’m buying a bicycle now because the bike lanes make it possible for me to ride from my house to work!” –Alex Gaxiola, Co-Owner, Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant

“I’m really excited there are these new improvements now and I can feel good about my kids riding around downtown.”—Janis Logan, Co-Owner, Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant

“I’m really jazzed” about the bike repair station, “you don’t have to carry tools. There’s a pump. … Sometimes I sit out here. I see people passing by, and they have a flat ride. This is something where they can stop by and fix their bike.”  – Jim Koenigsaecker, Chief Executive officer of Innovations Housing, owner of Coffee Bar.

This is a four-week series where explore walking and riding in Downtown Redding.

  • Discover how easy it is to get around with the new street improvements.
  • Take this opportunity to see businesses you did not know were downtown.
  • Have dinner at place that’s new to you.
  • Enjoy the fun of seeing people you know ride by and bicycles you recognize parked at downtown venues—spontaneous connections and have  conversations!
  • Meet new people who like to ride in Redding and Shasta County.  You might be surprised by how large the cycling tribe is!
  • Discover how many bicycle friendly businesses are downtown—as they welcome riders with discounts and promotions.

Big Bicycle Weekend Featuring the Shasta Jamboree Rides!

Multiple events round out a BIG BICYCLE WEEKEND showcasing cycling excellence in our region

For friends and families to learn more about our local cycling opportunities and bicycle friendly businesses.  Enjoy an organized ride, learn about groups and ongoing activities, or just come out to meet other people who love riding in Redding and Shasta County.

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Proudly sponsored by Macy’s

FRIDAY – Better Bikeways celebration at Carnegie’s

thehotelheleniak_postcardOctober 10th.   In downtown Redding.  A pre-ride meal and social event.  Take a ride from there and explore the new bikeway on California Street.  Register for the Jamboree Rides in the morning.   More Information

SATURDAY – Shasta Jamboree Rides  

October 11th.    jamboree_300X250Ride 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 Shasta Jamboree VIDEO!   (2 mins)

More Information    – Register today! at  shastawheelmen.org.

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Among other Jamboree highlights, Fresh Fire Grill provides your after-ride meal!  They are new, delicious, and conveniently located – you can stop there for a delicious meal at the end of your ride.

SATURDAY NIGHT – Wildcard on Wheels 

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A party celebrating the joys of cycling in Shasta County at the home of one of our favorite local craft brewers.

Enjoy good beer, music by Mumblefinger – recently chosen Redding’s best local band – and great conversation with other locals who support cycling in our community.   Also a fundraiser for Shasta Living Streets and Shasta Wheelmen.   More Information

SUNDAY AFTERNOON – Family Trail Day 

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Friends and families will enjoy a morning on the trail, then stop by and enjoy live music by local greats The Coyotes, lunch, dessert and a cold beer.

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

also, BIG BIKE WEEKEND

For a full celebration of two-wheeled riding in Shasta County: enjoy the events for motorcycle enthusiasts at  Big Bike Weekend!

You are invited to join or watch the Remembrance Ride on Friday night and visit the activities at Hilltop Holiday Inn, including a Bike Show and competition and Strongman Competition.