Day 5 of ‘Taken By Two Wheels’: Redding as a Cycling Destination

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We finish our bicycling series with Redding leaders’ plans for marketing the city as a tourist destination for both casual and serious cyclists. We share a conversation with an avid biker who finds refuge in his solitary rides, and conclude with a story about how to pick the perfect bike — one that will leave you “taken by two wheels.” Enjoy Day 5, the final set of stories in A News Cafe’s special project.

Click on any of the headlines below to read the full stories, or click here for Day 1’s features, here for Day 2, here for Day 3, and here for Day 4.

Tourism, Hotel Officials Hot on the Trail to Market Redding’s Cycling Amenities

By Paul Shigley

When Turtle Bay Exploration Park leaders went looking for a partner to develop and operate a hotel next to the Redding museum, they found an eager partner in San Diego-based Azul Hospitality Group.

Azul, which runs destination resorts and hotels, simply couldn’t pass up the location at what Azul President and CEO Richard Mansur calls “a tremendous trailhead.” To take advantage of the proximity to the Sacramento River Trail, which links to other paved and dirt recreation pathways west and north of Redding, Azul intends to offer bikes for rent and shuttle services for people who would like to pedal from, say, Shasta Dam to the Sundial Bridge. Read more here.

Doni’s Q&A with Cyclist Dave Bartle: ‘Get Outside and Enjoy’

By Doni Greenberg

Doni Chamberlain-Greenberg spoke with Dave Bartle of Redding, someone who offered biking tips when Doni mentioned she was thinking of riding a bike again.

Doni wondered if it’s true what they say about riding a bike – that once you learn, you never forget. If anyone knew the answer, Bartle would. Read more here.

First, You Need a Bike: Cruiser, Road, Mountain or Hybrid?

By Alisha Gorder

Whether you have never owned a bike or are a seasoned rider, today’s vast array of bike options can overwhelm someone who’s decided to buy a new bike.

Thankfully, Redding boasts several solid bike shops to lead customers in the right direction … Read more here.

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2 Responses

  1. Avatar Bob Boecking says:

    I think Redding is on its way to becoming a mountain biking destination. With trails that leave basically from the hotel front door to the top of Bally, this can mean nothing but good things for Redding and its economy. What a great, healthy way to bring income into our local families!

  2. Avatar rmv says:

    BUT, just think, if we BUILD TWO (2) "NEW MALLS" 🙁

    the cyclists will have a lot more PAVEMENT and CONCRETE

    to ride on? REAL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA? ""NOT !!! 🙁

    GOD BLESS AMERICA (and her children)! 🙂