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Wild and Scenic Film Festival Redding Tour

Join us to celebrate
transitions & growth for better biking,
clean mobility, and vibrant communities
in Redding and Shasta County.

The 4th Annual Shasta Living Streets
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Redding Tour

Saturday June 11, 2022

Stunning films
Gorgeous cinematography
Inspiring storytelling

On the huge screen
Under the stars
In the outdoor venue
In Downtown Redding

Where activism gets inspired.
This event is designed to support people who work together
to make a difference in our community.   

Films relate to the community-together work in our area:  about biking and building a trail network to connect the community, and about addressing the climate crisis.

In-person again! at the California Street Labs with the huge screen and the opportunity to gather in the outdoor space. We do still have an online option, details below.

Note: This is the last big event at California Street Labs before our move into the new Shasta Bike Depot!

  • YOUR TICKET Purchase at link above, means we will have your name on a list. Please bring your receipt.
  • LOCATION IN-PERSON, TOGETHER Please bring a Camp Chair
    Shasta Living Streets’ California Street Labs
    1313 California Street, Redding 96001
  • IN-PERSON EVENT IS AN ALL AGES SHOW.  Kids (0-17) are free at the In-Person event. Must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • VIRTUAL, ONLINE VIEWING OPTION  Purchase at link above, you will receive detailed instructions for accessing the films for five days. (June 11 – 16)

Questions about ticketing or this event, let us know:
530.355.2230 communications@shastalivingstreets.org

Available for purchase.

Attendees are invited to come early with camp chairs and a picnic dinner or take-out from one of our fabulous downtown eateries!. To enjoy live music and outdoor games as the sun sets.

We are a no smoking & no vape venue.

ARRIVE BY BIKE. Bike to the show, park your bike on site. Bring a lock.
ARRIVE BY CAR. There is ample free parking in Downtown Redding. Try out the new parking garage. Large parking lots directly adjacent: to the north, west, and south.

View the Trailer

Proceeds support 
Shasta Living Streets & 
The Shasta Bike Depot

Our Raffle

This year’s event includes a fabulous raffle prize to one lucky winner!

A fully loaded Spicy Curry E- Cargo Bike ($5,500 value). Made possible by Yuba Bicycles, Redding Parks & Trails Foundation, and previous winners Jenn & Ted.

Last years’ winners Ted & Jenn were so excited about their new bike, they wanted to pay it forward and donated $1,000 to help bring another e-cargo bike to town for a local family. 

You may purchase raffle tickets or make an additional donation when you buy a ticket to the event. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased throughout the evening on Saturday June 11th and any time during the 5 days of on-line viewing. Raffle prize must be picked up in person at the California Street Labs.

The lucky winner of the Spicy Curry E-Cargo Bike will be announced Friday June 17th.

Also => We’re Hiring!

We’re launching new programs and building our team & we want you to be a part of it!
Join Our Team.

Please share with your friends and colleagues.
Details: at this link.

DONATE & WIN A New Electric Cargo Bike

Donate for a chance to win
a Yuba Spicy Curry electric cargo bike

It’s a long-tail bike
Made for big loads and wiggly kids
With electric-assist to make riding a joy 

Please read details on this page. Ticket link below.

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We’re excited to bring another Electric Cargo Bike to a Local Family

Your Donation Supports Community Programming at the Shasta Bike Depot

Thank you! We are grateful for your support. Donations support Community Programming at the Shasta Bike Depot – Opening Soon! 

Contributions are welcome and appreciated at any amount. Yes, you can make multiple donations.

  • $5  Receive ONE cargo bike raffle ticket
  • $20 Receive FIVE cargo bike raffle tickets
  • $40 Receive TEN cargo bike raffle tickets
  • $80  Receive TWENTY cargo bike raffle tickets


Prize Eligibility to Local Residents

While donations are welcome from anyone, the following eligibility criteria must be met in order to receive the raffle prize: 
==> Eligible participants must reside in Shasta County, California.  
==> Eligible participants must be 18 years old or older at time of participation. 

  • Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries. 
  • Tickets available by donation through June 16th. Last day is June 16th.
  • Prize winner will be selected and announced on June 17th.
  • The Yuba Spicy Curry Electric Cargo Bike is a $5,500 value.

Your donation for Better bikeways, walkable cities and vibrant public places in Redding & Shasta county

At Shasta Living Streets we imagine Downtown Redding as the center hub of a connected city. It’s a people-friendly, walkable, bikeable district with vibrant public places, and smart-city amenities. 

We Believe when we give a lot more people the resources, skills and confidence they need to get around safely and conveniently walking and biking, people discover the ease and joy of active living. When we add high-quality facilities and experiences, our community becomes healthier, happier, and more prosperous.

This is why with the Shasta Bike Depot we have designed a full-service set of features for active transportation commutes and tourism services, to provide amenities, create community, and empower people. Starting in Downtown, the services and amenities will help build our trail town and create a connected city.

Our Sponsors

Please know, this raffle prize is made possible by generous contribution from Yuba Bicycles, the Redding Parks and Trails Foundation, and last years’ Spicy Curry e-cargo bike winners, Jenn and Ted, who were so happy with the experience of owning an e-cargo bike, they made a generous donation to “pay it forward” to make another bike available to a lucky family in our community.

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2021 Happy Winners Jenn & Ted
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Also => We’re Hiring!

We’re launching new programs and building our team & we want you to be a part of it!
Join Our Team.

Please share with your friends and colleagues.
Details: at this link.

We’re Hiring! Join Our Team

We’re launching new programs and building our team & we want you to be a part of it!

Join Our Team

Clean transportation and active living excellence builds better cities for everyone by bringing lower cost of living, connected communities, healthy lifestyles, and more joy. 

We believe when we build high-quality facilities and give a lot more people the resources, skills, and confidence they need to get around safely and conveniently walking and biking – more people discover the ease and joy of active living, and our community becomes healthier, happier, and more prosperous. 

Today, we are realizing a ten-year vision to provide 21st Century amenities to empower and encourage cycling excellence and trail tourism to raise Redding and Shasta County into the ranks of top places for active, healthy living.   We are working with local and state partners to do this for the additional urgent need to achieve City of Redding, Shasta County, and State of California goals of greenhouse gas reductions in transportation. 

Open Positions

Marketing & Engagement Manager, Shasta Living Streets

Position Open:     Review of applications June 17, 2022.
Open until filled.

Operations Manager, Bicycle Programs, Shasta Living Streets

Position Open:     Review of applications June 17, 2022.
Open until filled.

Bike Valet Attendant, Shasta Living Streets

Position(s) Open soon    

More information

Information about our programs and programming goals in the document at the link below.

The new Great Central Valley Bicycle route

Here’s something to look forward to in the New Year

The experience starts in Shasta County & Redding

The Great Central Valley Bicycle Route brings riders into the State capitol and county seats, numerous small towns along the river, sites of national, state and local historic importance, parks and natural areas, and a wide variety of agricultural landscapes.

Traveling at 12 miles per hour, along the full 650 mile route, a rider will experience 13 counties and over 34 diverse cities and towns.

CLICK HERE >>> Detailed route information using Ride With GPS

On the Great Central Valley Bicycle Route, stopping is as important as going

The trip’s the thing. Route planners have searched for travel that allows riders to see and experience what’s great about the Great Central Valley. Looking for high scenic and educational values and variety, including bucolic countryside, city centers, historic sites, the state capitol and county seats, state and regional parks, university campuses, farmers markets, rivers, beaches and other special places and natural features, etc.  We have tried to introduce riders to the many features that make the state, the Valley, and the localities unique. 

A comfortable and enjoyable travel experience for all riders is a priority.   Bicyclist safety, primarily related to vehicular traffic is a priority. Over 70 miles of the route follows high-quality paved trails enabling traffic-free travel along scenic river corridors, through natural areas and across urban areas. Most of the route follows public streets with bikeways, low volume country roads, quiet residential streets, and low speed pedestrian/bicycle-friendly downtown commercial areas. Only 12 miles of the route follows state highways.

The fastest, direct routes are not a priority. Routes may meander to touch a variety of landscapes and features.

This is a Great Central Valley-focused bicycling route. It’s not intended to travel into the Sierra foothills or coastal hills.

Send us your thoughts: Shasta Dam to Sacramento

Shasta Living Streets continues to work with the team to maintain and promote this route. We will gather input on the route location for the northern section, and work with the team to make adjustments.

Reach out with an email or call us at (530) 355-2230.

Sharing the vision and ongoing collaboration

Michael Smiley led the vision and worked with individuals and organizations across the state. The journey to create the route has been a long one, over three years, with input from over 70 individuals, bicycle organizations and public agencies throughout the length of the Valley.

When riding through, please reach out to share your experiences and thank these folks

These are the people instrumental in making the Great Central Valley Bicycle Route the great ride that it is.

  • Debra Banks, Executive Director, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates
  • Roberto Brady, Tulare Co Association of Governments
  • Craig Erickson, Chico
  • Zach Griffin, Bakersfield
  • Tom Hotham, Education / Outreach, Merced Bicycle Coalition
  • Anthony Molina, Chair, Fresno County Bicycle Coalition
  • John Pearson, Executive Director, Chico Velo
  • Jeff Pell, Routes Director, Bike Lodi
  • Tina Sumner, Advocacy Coordinator, Fresno Cycling Club
  • Anne Thomas, Executive Director, Shasta Living Streets, Redding
  • Mark Wall, Advocacy Director, Southern Sierra Cyclists, Visalia
  • Brian Zahra, Fun Sport Bikes, Modesto

Our priorities for route choice

  • The most comfortable, safest route possible. Stress levels 1 & 2.
  • The best route possible that can be used today.  As safer and more attractive bicycle facilities are improved, the route will be realigned .
  • All paved.  Minimize unpaved segments.  No single track.
  • Rail and transit stations on-route or by spur route
  • Food and beverage closely-spaced along the way
  • Support services.  Bicycle repair, general retail.
  • Overnight accommodations for 40-60-mile riding days
  • Minimize steep grades over 5-6%

California’s Great Central Valley

California’s Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the geographical center of the U.S. state of California. It is 40 to 60 miles wide and stretches approximately 450 miles from north-northwest to south-southeast, inland from and parallel to the Pacific Ocean coast. It covers approximately 18,000 square miles, about 11% of California’s total land area, or about the size of Denmark.

Bounded by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, it is California’s single most productive agricultural region and one of the most productive in the world, providing more than half of the fruits, vegetables and nuts grown in the United States.

2,000+ People Celebrate safe, Protected walk & Bikeways

What a great celebration for a protected walk and bikeway that helps create a Connected City and advances our Trail Town

“AMAZING!!!!!”   “I had no idea we had so many cycling fans!”  “Our city needs more events like this.”  Yes.  Our community supports active living excellence in a big way! 

Protected bikeways give people the safe space they need to ride a bike where they want to go.  

On a hot July Thursday night, when half of Redding/Shasta was on vacation…. more than 2,000 people attended to check it out and to walk, ride, roll on the new trail and celebrate this milestone achievement together.  This is the safe, connected route people have wanted for so long.  

It was like Copenhagen at rush hour!

Thank you to everyone who contributed, volunteered, and celebrated! 

Thank you to major donors who contributed to help get the party started:  Dignity Health, Redding Rancheria, and K2 Development Company.   

Thank you to the hard-working planning team:  City of Redding Community Services and Communication team, Shasta Living Streets staff and Many! Volunteer! Heroes!, Shasta Regional Transportation Agency, CaltransD2, Shasta Co Health and Human Services Agency, Viva Downtown, and Chain Gang.

Shasta Bike Depot taking Shape

“The depot will be a visitor’s center for transit. It’s a ‘Start Here’ spot for biking and using trails in and around Redding and the North State,” shared Anne Thomas, who will manage the Shasta Bike Depot.

Located next to Redding’s downtown Transit Center, the depot will include a public bike parking garage, classes, community events, an e-bike charging station, guided e-bike tours, and bikeshare. The vision of the depot is to offer amenities that create “comfort, convenience, and enjoyment, for the increasing number of people who choose to walk and bike to get where they want to go,” Thomas said. “This will be a place to find answers to questions, such as ‘Where do I ride?’ ‘What do I wear?’ ‘Where do I find people to ride with?’ ‘How do I put my bike on the bus?’”

“Programming the bike depot to complement the bike network improvements that the City of Redding, Caltrans and SRTA are undertaking is exciting. Imagine a family hopping on bikes near the Sundial Bridge, and easily getting to a downtown destination. Or a person who lives downtown being able to easily access the world-class Sacramento River Trail by bike,” said Rachel Hatch, Senior Program Officer for Community Vitality. “Downtowns that thrive, are those that are bikeable and walkable.”

Bicycle tourism is an important economic driver for the future of Redding, contributing $83 billion to the US economy annually.  In addition, it’s a vital option for Redding residents to get around town.  “When we give people the resources, skills and confidence they need to get around safely and conveniently by bike, they discover the ease and joy of bicycling. People in Redding and Shasta County aren’t just ready for this – they are excited about it,” Thomas said.

The McConnell Foundation’s Bell Plaza bike depot, café and outdoor courtyard, located on the corner of Shasta and California streets in downtown Redding is visibly taking shape with framing underway.  This project is a nod to a piece of Redding’s history at the former Bell Rooms site, while creating a new community amenity.

The Foundation made a 10-year funding commitment to Community Vitality in 2017. This property was the Foundation’s first downtown acquisition and is its first “ground-up” downtown development. The courtyard will be bicycle and pet-friendly.

McConnell selected Trilogy Architecture as the project designer, with its long-term presence and focus downtown. Modern Building Company is the general contractor. The company has several projects under construction in Redding, and has historic restoration experience in Chico and North Carolina. 

The Foundation is seeking a café operator that will serve fresh local foods, featuring indoor and outdoor seating. “Our café goal is for it to serve as a lively downtown spot; a place to linger and visit over food and beverages, with options for grab & go.  Refuel, explore, repeat,” said Hatch. Key components of community vitality overlap in this project. Active lifestyles, local foods, adaptive reuse, surrounded by small businesses, housing, arts and culture.”

The Shasta Bike Depot and Bell Plaza will open to the public in the spring of 2022.


For more information contact 

Shannon Phillips, COO, The McConnell Foundation
(530) 949-9460

Rachel Hatch, Senior Program Officer, The McConnell Foundation
(530) 604-0409

Anne Thomas, Executive Director, Shasta Living Streets
(530) 355-2230

e-Cargo Bike Winner!

We are excited to announce the winner of the Yuba Spicy Curry e-cargo bike is Redding resident Jenn Pollom!
Congratulations Jenn!!

Thank you Redding Electric Utility and Yuba Bicycles. We are very happy to work with these sponsors to help another local family enjoy clean, active transportation with an e-cargo bike!

Cargo bikes >> bikes that carry more!

Yes, we know there are many broken hearts. ♥️ We understand. We want every family to have an e-cargo bike to replace one of your cars!

And a big THANK YOU to everyone who purchased film festival and raffle tickets – your contributions help us bring programs and services to make Redding and Shasta County a better place to bike for everyone. We have more programs in the works to bring ebikes and clean and active transportation options to residents and visitors in Redding and Shasta County.