BLM’s Redding Field Office Plans Prescribed Burns

The Bureau of Land Management’s Redding Field Office will conduct several prescribed burning projects this fall and winter to improve landscape health and remove brush piles remaining from vegetation improvement projects completed earlier. Burns are planned to begin in late… Continue Reading

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BLM, Redding Bike Club, Sponsor Kids Mountain Biking

Mountain bike riders aged 6 to 16 are invited to join the Bureau of Land Management and Redding Mountain Bike Club for a free guided bike ride on Sunday, Oct. 2, starting at 9 a.m. at the Swasey Recreation Area… Continue Reading

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Dream Bike Projects: What’s Coming? What’s Not?

Here’s a look at some of the potential bike paths and routes that people are talking about most for the Redding area. Project: The High Route, a 15-mile trail through Whiskeytown National Recreation Area from Kanaka Peak to Coggins Park… 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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Blazing the Trail: North State Riders Played an Early Role in Mountain Biking

The relative newness of mountain biking as a sport might come as a surprise to some. Thirty-plus years ago, the concept of taking a knobby-tired bicycle on dirt trails was just starting to gain ground. A lot of that ground… Continue Reading

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Author Directs Mountain Bikers to the Best Dirt

It is an extraordinarily small percentage of communities in our nation that possess even half the high-quality mountain biking trails that north state cyclists regularly enjoy. Ours is a unique and abundant region. Ours is a very special place indeed… Continue Reading