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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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First, You Need a Bike: Cruiser, Road, Mountain or Hybrid?

Whether you have never owned a bike or are a seasoned rider, today’s vast array of bike options can overwhelm someone who’s decided to buy a new bike. Thankfully, Redding boasts several solid bike shops to lead customers in the right direction. Also,… Continue Reading

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Day 4 of Cycling Series: Biking for Transportation

A growing number of North State residents bicycle to their jobs, errands and the grocery store, but a variety of roadblocks prevent many more from doing the same. A News Cafe resumes its cycling series, Taken By Two Wheels, with… Continue Reading

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Mixing with Motorists: Bicycles as Transportation on Shasta County Streets

The irony is rich: Anne Wallach Thomas was planning for the next day’s monthly meeting of the Shasta Cascade Bicycle Coalition and, once again, confronting the fact that she would have to drive to the Redding meeting from her Palo… 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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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