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.