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"May your trails be crooked, winding, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" - Edward Abbey

Crooked? Check. Winding? Check. Dangerous? A few…. Amazing views, rising mountains, trails that reach into the clouds? Got ‘em all. The excellent mountain biking around in Redding is a well-kept secret. Redding may be known for recreation on its river and lakes and the pristine beauty of Sundial Bridge, but it doesn’t skimp on rough riding, either. On any given sunny day, and there are 300 each year in Redding, single track riders can be found hurtling through the mountains around Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Chappie-Shasta, the Lower Sacramento Ditch Trail, and many more. There’s so much land in the foothills around Redding, you’d have a hard time not finding prime mountain biking in any direction of city limits. 

Redding is also famous for its Lemurian Shasta Classic- one of the oldest and most famous mountain biking races in the West. Riders from all over come to Redding every April to attempt the Lemurian’s epic loop. For the everyday rider, bike shops and mountain biking clubs around town offer great resources for gear and insider tips. To learn more about the Shasta Lemurian Trails, see "Name that Trail." Well…. Are you ready to get some mud on those tires? Check out mountain biking trails online for Redding, Whiskeytown, and Mt. Shasta. Stop by the Redding Visitor Center and get your free trail map at the Turtle Bay Coffee Bar and Store, or check it out here


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Sports LTD
Redding Sports Ltd is located in beautiful Northern California. We carry a large inventory of gear and apparel for skiing, snowboarding, camping, cycling, climbing and hiking. Visit our store in Redding California just off of Interstate 5 in Shasta County. We are open 7 days a week. More Information
950 Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA
(530) 221-7333
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The Bike Shop
The Bike Shop is a family owned business that was established in 1978. Throughout the years the Coopers have helped people select their child's first bicycle and help introduce riders to the extensive trail system our area has to offer. The Bike Shop has assisted athletes in achieving their goals, including Ironman Triathlons, National Championships, World Championships and the Olympics. Ryan is certified in bicycle fitting, has learned the art of mechanics from his father, and loves the sport of… More Information
3331 Bechelli Lane
Redding, CA 96002
530-223-1205
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The Chain Gang
Established in 1975, the Chain Gang Bike Shop has been an integral part in the growth of a friendly bicycle oriented community in Redding. We do not specialize in any specific type of bike, but support all types of cycling. We sponsor many local bike events and are devout advocates for trails and trail systems in our region. Please come and visit us anytime and we can load you up with trail information, road ride routes and any other questions… More Information
1540 Division Street
Redding, CA 96001
530-243-9951
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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
This place has more than just a great name! Eight miles west of Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located at the juncture of the Klamath Mountain range and the northern edge of the Sacramento Valley, making it home to a special collection of plant and animal life, and year-round beauty. The park features Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Bally mountain (6,209 ft.), and numerous waterfalls, providing outdoor enthusiasts opportunities for water recreation, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Lake-based recreation is popular… More Information
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
(530) 246-1225
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