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The Mayor of the City of Redding welcomes you to the Mountain Bike Challenge. The beautiful and diverse backcountry trails of Redding call for exploration and discovery on your mountain bike. Take your Mountain Bike Challenge Passport and challenge yourself in completing our Beginner, Intermediate, and/or Advanced Mountain Bike Trails.

"Congratulations on accepting the Mayor’s Mountain Bike Challenge! Whether you are a lifelong resident or a first time visitor, I am confident you’ll be amazed at the beauty and quality of our trails as you participate in the first ever Mayor’s Mountain Bike Challenge.

Redding is fortunate to have world class trails with year round access, I hope you’ll enjoy discovering these trails and will continue riding them long after the challenge is over. We want to follow your rides on social media, please post pictures and comments on instagram, twitter, and facebook with the hashtag #mtbredding

See you on the trails!"

- Brent Weaver, Mayor of Redding


Mountain Bike Challenge Rules & Details:

Challenge Dates: February 8th through May 19th, 2017

Get Your Passport: The passports and maps may be picked up at most local bike shops, downloaded here, or found on the Healthy Shasta website.

Drop Off Your Passport: Turtle Bay Visitors Center, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr. (Open W-F, 9am-4pm & Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm), or City of Redding Recreation Department at City Hall, 777 Cypress Avenue (Open M-F, 8 am-5 pm)

You must have a completed passport turned in by Friday May 19th, 2017 at noon to be in the raffle (see below).

What you Win: All contestants successfully completing a category of rides will receive a bike water bottle and stickers commemorating the event. In addition, your name will also be entered in the challenge raffle with gift certificates for each category (see below). Further, all successful candidates will be recognized on the Healthy Shasta website. There is a special prize for those that “black out” (complete all the challenge rides in all the categories on their Passport).

Raffle Prizes: You can only enter the raffle at one of the three categories. If you do complete more than one challenge area and don’t clearly mark on your passport which category you want to be entered in the raffle for, you will be entered in the highest category completed. The Raffle prizes will include a gift certificate redeemable at any local bike shop of your choice.

  • Beginner $500
  • Intermediate $750
  • Advanced $1000

The Raffle Drawing: Winners for the raffle will be drawn on May 19,2017 at 5 pm Maxwell’s Downtown Eatery, 1344 Market Street.

Social Media: Make sure you follow the Mayor’s Challenge on: 

Instagram: @cityofredding, #reddingtrailalliance, @healthyshasta

Twitter: @reddingrec, @cityofredding, @healthyshasta

Use #mtbredding when posting about your experience so others can follow you!



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