The North State has a rich local history of cycling that starts in the 1880s and continues until today.
Research and photos from the turn of the century and since are being collected, curated and written about by Shasta Living Streets volunteers, in a collaborative effort with the Shasta Historical Society, the Shasta Wheelman and local bicycling shops.
Learn about North State Cycling History
- Visit the ongoing exhibit of cycling history at the Historical Society offices in the downtown Redding Promenade.
- Request a presentation for your local group by Shasta Living Streets. Learn about the past – and the exciting future of cycling in our area and how you can get involved.
Ride downtown on a warm Saturday afternoon for inspiration and conversation and to remember just how lucky we are to live in such a great place.
Our butlers will be available to assist you and watch your bicycle as you enjoy the program in the beautiful Cascade Theatre.
For more information about the program put on by the Catalyst Group: tedxredding.com
It’s an inside-out parade – that’s not just for bicycles!
It’s a modern event where everyone participates.
The open-street makes it fun and safe to walk, skip, skate, dance and bicycle along Park Marina Drive while shopping at local businesses, listening to music and joining in activities. The route connects Turtle Bay to City Hall and is temporarily a car-free space.
Come out and celebrate what’s best about our community, supporting business and enjoying our beautiful city.
More information about all the activities on this beautiful Saturday: Family Bicycling Day
We want to Thank everyone for the enormous show of interest and support for the celebration of bicycling at the Cascade Theatre. Bicycling in the North State is awesome! This region has an amazing history for bicycling, and there are so many local groups and activities, amazing trails and events, and future plans that collectively make our region an exciting destination for people who love to bicycle and live an active outdoor lifestyle.
A special thank you to Mike Flanagan, our friendly and talented MC for the evening. Mike did a great job of introducing people and keeping the different pieces of the show moving. Thank you to the Shasta Wheelmen who spent the night valet parking bicycles for attendees.
Thank you to our speakers for the evening: Francie Sullivan, Redding City Councilwoman; Mark Lascelles, President of the Economic Development Corporation of Shasta County; Ed Rullman, Partner and General Manager, Best Western Plus Hilltop Inn, C.R. Gibbs American Grille; and Lieutenant Tracy Beaupre, Redding City Police Department.
- “We want people to feel safe doing things that are healthy and make them feel good.” Francie Sullivan spoke passionately about her excitement for all the positive movement in Redding for bicycling for health and local tourism, and for bicycle-safe street infrastructure.
- “If we can make this a bicycle-friendly community in every aspect – I think the business community will reap benefits from many angles”. Ed Rullman spoke about the interest his business has in bicycle events as well as safe bicycling within Redding for his customers.
- ” Today, high-tech industry is attracted to active lifestyle cities.” Mark Lascelles gave the Top 10 Reasons Why Bicycling is good for the Economy.
- “Thank You.” Lieutenant Beaupre spoke about how the Explorer Program trains young people in the many aspects of law enforcement. She said a gracious Thank You for the donation from the bicycle community to support the program.
Thank you to the donors for our raffle: Blazing Saddles, Shasta Land Trust, Carnegies, Cafe Paradisio, Visit Redding, Jefferson Thomas, PUBLIC Bikes. And to Vintage Wine Bar for offering discounts to ticket holders.
Thank you to The Cascade Theatre and all the volunteers and advisors who helped us put this event together – including Garth Schmeck, our friends at Catalyst, Jarret Yount and so many others.
November 1, 2012, NE corner of Bechelli Lane and Cypress Avenue, 4-5:00pm, Party continuing at View 202 after 5:00pm
Join Us on November 1st for a celebration of Redding’s First Sharrow and of the positive movement in Redding and across our region for complete streets infrastructure and roadway design that makes it possible to walk and bicycle safely for everyday transportation and health.
Sharrows are roadway markings used to: Improve the position of bicyclists and motorists on roads without bike lanes; Reduce aggressive motorist behavior; Encourage safe bicycling behavior; Increase the comfort and safety of people who bicycle on city streets; Increase the number of people who bicycle for everyday transportation by addressing people’s number one concern: safety.
Why are we excited about sharrows? Sharrows help reduce conflict on the roadway and they send the welcome message that bikes belong. They help bicyclists ride out of the gutter and away from car doors. Sharrows are a low cost improvement for a livable city.
Why a sharrow in this location? People on bicycles use this street on their way from neighborhoods and businesses on the south and east side of town, out to the Dana to Downtown connection across the river. This section of road was deemed too narrow for a bike lane. The sharrow helps bicyclists know where to be without a bicycle lane, and helps motorists know to expect bicyclists here.
Jefferson Public Radio – Audio recording, interview with Anne Wallach Thomas and Charlie Gandy, October 31, about sharrows and active transportation in our region.
Cyclists celebrate accessibility to Redding streets, article in the Record Searchlight about sharrows and bicycling in our community. “We want people to feel safe doing things that are healthy and make them feel good,” – Councilwoman Francie Sullivan