REDDING, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Redding, CA Mayor Brent Weaver recently launched the Mayor’s Mountain Bike Challenge, the first event of its kind in the region, meant to inspire people to get out and get active. Now through May 18th, Mayor Weaver challenges people from every fitness level to explore this majestic portion of California that has more than 225 miles of cycling and mountain biking trails, all within a 15-mile radius of the city center. Surrounded by national forests and state and national parks, Redding, the hub city for adventures in Shasta Cascade, holds several cycling focused events throughout the year, and is located just two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco.

Surrounded by national forests and state and national parks, Redding, the hub city for adventures in Shasta Cascade.

“Whether you are a lifelong resident or a first-time visitor, I am confident you’ll be amazed at the beauty and quality of our trails as you participate in the first ever Mayor’s Mountain Bike Challenge,” says Brent Weaver, Mayor of Redding. “Redding is fortunate to have world class trails with year round access. I hope you’ll enjoy discovering these trails and will continue riding them long after the challenge is over. We want to follow your rides on social media, please post pictures and comments on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with the hashtag #mtbredding. See you on the trails!”

Redding, CA Mayor Brent Weaver invites you to take the Mayor’s Mountain Bike Challenge. Photo Credit Chris Fleynte

The Challenge
From flat paved rail trails to steep and rugged single track, this challenge offers a list of trails for beginner, intermediate, and/or advanced mountain bikers to tackle before May 18th. Trails and categories are listed on the Mayor’s Mountain Bike Challenge Passport, which can be found online here.

What you Win
All contestants successfully completing a category of rides will receive a bike water bottle and stickers commemorating the event. Your name will also be entered in the challenge raffle offering gift certificate prizes redeemable at local bike shops for $500, $750, and $1000, depending on your category. All successful candidates will be recognized on the Healthy Shasta website.

For more information on events like the Mayor’s Mountain Bike Challenge in Redding, please check the official events calendar. To discover all the adventures and attractions Redding and Shasta Cascade offer, and for additional information about the many amenities available, visit www.visitredding.com. Book your hotel, B&B or RV site today.