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


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


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


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


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


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


Endurance Horse Ride Returns to Whiskeytown

The Whiskeytown Chaser endurance ride is scheduled to return on April 9 with new event organizers and courses. The long-distance equestrian event has evolved a great deal over the past two decades. It has earned a reputation as a great early… Continue Reading

On Sunday, Take a Kid Mountain Biking

What: Redding Mountain Biking Club and Redding’s Bureau Of Land Management hosting Take A Kid Mountain Biking day When: Sunday (Oct. 3), 9 a.m. Where: Swasey Recreation Area The Redding Mountain Biking Club, in association with Redding’s Bureau Of Land… Continue Reading

You Can Do This: Blazing Saddles Mountain Bike Race

One of the finest recent additions to the Redding area’s trail inventory is the 16-mile trail system developed during the last few years at the Swasey Recreation Area. Located on Bureau of Land Management holdings roughly 4 miles west of… Continue Reading