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Bicycle Journal: Day Care to Work to Yoga – Sara Sundquist Rides On

Sara Sundquist, a new mom with an 8-month-old daughter, still manages to ride to work — and plenty of other destinations — from her Redding home. Sundquist kept this bicycling journal for A News Cafe as part of its “Taken… Continue Reading

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An Engineer in the Bike Lane: Commuting with Chris Gaido

Caltrans Project Engineer Chris Gaido of Redding commutes to work, church and errands on his bike. He kept this bicycling journal for A News Cafe’s cycling series, “Taken By Two Wheels.” Tuesday, June 28 Morning commute in the rain. I… 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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Lesson 1 for Kids Learning to Ride: Ditch those Pesky Pedals

For most bike riders, graduating from tricycle to two-wheeler involved a set of training wheels — and often, tears, frustration and scraped skin, too. But many parents are finding their kids have an easier and safer transition riding a balance… Continue Reading

Day 3 of ‘Taken By Two Wheels’: Building the Trails, Bringing the Family

A small but visionary few have shaped — and continue shaping — the network of North State biking trails we know today. Here’s how it all started, how one Redding family celebrates their cycling time together, and how our community’s… Continue Reading

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Trail Etymology 101: How Did ‘Couch’ & ‘Taco Stand’ Get Their Names, Anyway?

Before Whiskeytown National Recreation Area gave official names to all its trails, local mountain bikers coined descriptions for their favorite park rides. These homegrown names – monikers such as the Gas Can, Couch, Recliner, Ice Box, and Satan’s Crack —… Continue Reading