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

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… Continue Reading

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

Editor’s note: Doni 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… Continue Reading

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Q&A with Phil Noll: Family’s Tykes Like Bikes

Editor’s note: Doni Chamberlain-Greenberg interviewed Philip Noll, a local Redding bike enthusiast, about how he and his wife Christine have passed on the couple’s love of bicycling to their children. Originally from the East Coast, Phil and Christine Noll have lived and biked around the Redding area for 10 years. Q: I’ve heard… Continue Reading

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A Shared Vision, Spanning Decades: The Redding Area’s Trail System

Back in the 1970s, the only thing resembling a “Sacramento River Trail” in Redding was an old railroad grade on the hillside between the river and some west Redding neighborhoods. Much as today, a thick layer of medium-sized rock covered… Continue Reading

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The Best Road Rides: A Fair & Balanced List

Here, some of the best road rides you can roll in the Redding area. Click on any of the maps below, then click again, to enlarge them: Fair & Balanced Fair and Balanced, a name given to a 38-mile Shasta… Continue Reading

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Ambitious Plan Aims to Make Redding More Bike-Friendly

A bikeway master plan that envisions a grid of bike lanes across much of Redding could be adopted as soon as next month. The proposed “Bikeway Action Plan 2010-2015” calls for nearly doubling the length of bike lanes from the… Continue Reading