Line Up Here For Pancakes; Meet the Proud New Bike Owners

One of Redding’s great annual traditions is the Rodeo Week Pancake Breakfast. This is Rodeo Week, so that means the Pancake Breakfast is set for 5 to 10 a.m. this Friday, May 20, in the middle of Market Street between… Continue Reading

Crazy With Running, Walking and Riding Events

Loyal readers of A News Café know that May is mental health month. For me and many of the people I know, nothing works better for maintaining mental health than daily exercise. And, as I always say, signing your name… Continue Reading


Hard Summer Work For A Chosen Few

When I was a teenager, I mowed some lawns, delivered some newspapers and worked hard only at avoiding real work. I would have been a poor candidate for the Youth Conservation Corps, in which 15- to 18-year-olds get up at… Continue Reading


Whiskeytown Trail Work Day Scheduled Saturday

A major volunteer trail work day is scheduled for this Saturday, May 7, at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. You might call it Don’t Tread on the Salmon Day. Let me explain. The Clear Creek Canal Trail runs for more than… Continue Reading


Peddling News, Not Pedaling News

After a couple weeks on the bicycle beat, I’m giving the two-wheelers a rest (well, mostly) for today. I’ll be writing about upcoming bicycle races and events, including the return of a popular mountain bike racing series in coming weeks,… Continue Reading


Big Bicycle Weekend Comes To Redding

If the second weekend in October is the Big Bike Weekend for motorcycles, then surely this coming weekend is the Big Bicycle Weekend for non-motorized two-wheelers. This Saturday, April 30, will see the 24th edition of the Lemurian Shasta Classic,… Continue Reading


The Bicycles Are Taking Over

A quick trip to Oregon forced me to miss Saturday’s Whole Earth and Watershed Festival at Redding City Hall for the first time in several years. It’s always an enjoyable and educational event, so I’m not surprised to hear positive… Continue Reading

Running, Mountain Biking Combine In Duathlon

By combining trail running with mountain biking at the beloved Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, the Whiskeytown Off-Road Duathlon is a great summation of the Redding area’s outdoors ethic. And here’s the best part: If you’re a mildly proficient runner or… Continue Reading