Riding around Shasta County
From Cottonwood to Shasta Lake and riding east and west of Redding, Shasta County has many great bike riding opportunities from quiet neighborhood streets and rural roads, to fully separated scenic trails and a growing network of bike lanes. Redding has over 40 miles of trails (included 27 miles of paved trails). Check out the resources below for places to ride that fit your bike riding comfort.
• Plan your route: Check out the Bike Redding Map.
• In the mood for dirt trails? Check out the BigFoot Mountain Bike Challenge routes and maps.
• Want info about other trail options? Check out the Local Map Listings for a list of local trails.
• Want to ride part way and take the bus back? All RABA busses include racks for bikes. This summer the Beach Bus is back! Ride out to Whiskeytown and catch the FREE Beach Bus back with your bike on the rack.
Local rides for a new cyclist – Sacramento River Trail
Riding the Sacramento River Trail in Redding is a favorite among residents of Shasta County. Starting at the Redding Sundial Bridge, take the bike path across to the north side of the river and head west. Enjoy local parks, playgrounds, and river views. Cross the historic Diestelhorst Bridge or continue along the path and cross the river at the renowned Concrete Stress Ribbon Bridge to complete a loop. Other detours can be taken off the trail by continuing to Keswick and Shasta Dam by following the paved Sacramento Rail Trail. Upon returning to the Sundial Bridge, stop off for a few loops around the Jr. Bike Park in Caldwell Park, ride around the McConnell Arboretum and Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Want more? Continue across the river to Hilltop Drive.
Local bike rental
• Pedego Redding – try an e-bike rental to check out the trails and beyond. 862 North Market St, 530-605-4500
• Redding Sports LTD – rent a mountain bike to discover the great single-track riding of the north state. 950 Hilltop Drive, 530-221-7333
• Shasta Living Streets – provides great tips on where to ride and other bicycle resources. Also has a Thule bike trailer to try out to carry your little ones. 1313 California St. 530-355-2230
Looking for more advanced rides?
For a booklet on road rides throughout Shasta County, check out Biking the Best by Earl Talken, which includes road rides in and around Shasta County. Booklet is available at Redding bike shops and Enjoy the Store. Additionally, check out this ride list from the Shasta Wheelmen with ride names, mileage and descriptions.