Shasta Bike Month & Challenge 2015 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Amy Pendergast, Healthy Shasta & Bike Month Planning Team, 530) 229-8243 Jarred Witt, Owens Healthcare & Bike Month Planning Team, (530) 245-1355 Date: April 28, 2015 SPRING SPIN: MAY IS BIKE MONTH SHASTA COUNTY – Spring is a great time to gear up and head outdoors for a bike ride. And May brings a wide range of bicycle related events – from a bike-in outdoor movie and social events to popular races and long distance rides. New this year is the Spring Spin Celebration taking place Friday, May 8th (4-7 pm) in the Quarry Plaza just north of the Sundial Bridge. Featuring music, food trucks, bicycle checks by mechanics, bicycle related resources, an opportunity to give input to transportation officials, and more – this event has everything you need to celebrate National Bike Month. Presented by Owens Healthcare, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and others. A great way to kick off Bike Month is by attending Streets Alive! Shasta Living Streets will turn California Street in downtown Redding into a car-free zone full of fun for all ages on Sunday, May 3rd (9 am – 4 pm). There are also opportunities to Ride (May 9) or Dine (May 12) with local transportation officials. You can learn about recent and upcoming projects to improve bikability as well as share your input. Hosted by Caltran District 2. A Redding tradition is enjoying the Asphalt Cowboy’s Pancake Breakfast outdoors. Thanks to the Shasta Wheelmen, the first 150 people who arrive by bicycle wearing a helmet will receive valet bicycle parking and free breakfast tickets on the morning of May 15th. Remember the Drive-In? This year’s Bike-In Outdoor Movie will feature Breaking Away, a bicycling classic, on Friday, May 22nd at 8 pm. Results of the Shasta Bike Challenge will also be announced. Presented by Enjoy Magazine and Ride on Race Series. The Shasta Bike Challenge runs May 1-17. Participants are entered into a free drawing each day they ride a bike, worksite and school based teams compete, and this year the local Challenge has been combined with the National Bike Challenge to offer even more. More details about these and many more bicycle events (yoga, happy hour and more!) taking place in May can be found at www.shastabikechallenge.org. - More - Shasta Bike Month & Challenge 2015 The Shasta Bike Challenge and local Bike Month events are organized and supported by a wide variety of organizations and individuals to share the joy of bicycling and to encourage more people to bicycle more often. May is a good time for bicyclists and drivers a like to be aware, follow the rules of the road, and use local streets respectfully. ### Shasta Bike Challenge & Bike Month events are organized and supported by: Healthy Shasta, Shasta Living Streets, Shasta Wheelmen, Shasta Safe Routes to School, Redding Electric Utility, Owens Healthcare, Shasta Regional Transportation Agency, Caltrans District 2, Redding Area Bus Authority (RABA), Ride on Race Series & Blazing Saddles, Chain Gang, Enjoy Magazine, First 5 Shasta, Shasta Early Literacy Partnership, Sports LTD, The Bike Shop, Abby Jeanne Jewelry, Bikes Etc, Brew Craft Coffee, Country Organics & Roots Juice Bar, Redding Rancheria, Trails & Bikeways Council of Greater Redding, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Village Cycle, Shasta County Public Health, Redding Mountain Biking, Kaleidoscope, Coffee Bar, Heritage Roasting Company, Starbucks, and individual volunteers.
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