Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Bikes Beers Brats

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Join Redding Trail Alliance on August 16th as we serve up an evening of fun that includes the following…

  • Delicious Bratwurst hot off the grill, with a huge selection of toppings.

  • Two special Redding Beer Week beers from Fall River Brewing.

  • Family fun at the Caldwell Junior Bike Park

  • A FREE screening of the new hit mountain bike film “Return To Earth”. The movie will start at dusk, roughly 8:50 pm. The movie run time is 47 minutes.

This is a fundraiser for the trails, so consider your attendance the same as volunteering to help on the trails :)

Watch the preview for the movie Return to Earth and get pumped!

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1st Annual Jefferson State MTB Trails Summit
Feb
23
to Feb 24

1st Annual Jefferson State MTB Trails Summit

  • Veterans Memorial Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

1st Annual Jefferson State MTB Trails Summit

The Jefferson State region of Northern California and Southern Oregon is an area with a significant amount of public land. In California alone, we have over 13 million acres of National Forest land.  

These and other public lands hold big opportunities for trail-based recreation, MTB tourism, and a new economic engine for communities of our region.

Over the past decade, the passion and commitment of MTB trail groups throughout our area has led to the development and maintenance of hundreds of miles of high-quality, sustainable trails. Together, these trails are helping create a region-wide trail recreation environment which is healthy and vibrant. They’re also beginning to demonstrate to rural communities and land managers that great MTB trails create not only healthy outdoor recreation opportunities, but can also become a destination for regional tourism.

Redding Trail Alliance (RTA) and Trail Labs Co. are eager to encourage this momentum.

On February 23rd and 24th, RTA and Trail Labs Co. will host the 1st Annual Jefferson State MTB Trails Summit in Redding, CA.   

This event will be completely free to attend thanks to our amazing sponsors: McConnell Foundation, New West Medical, Inc., Owens Healthcare, Redding Trail Alliance, Trail Labs Co. and Fall River Brewing!

Our goal with this inaugural event is simple; connect communities. The conference is our first event of this type in the region, and as such, we want to focus on creating an opportunity for trail supporters and advocates to connect, learn, and have a great time.

Event Overview

The Summit is a two-day event, with Saturday consisting of a Conference with presentations from each of the following trail associations.

  • Mount Shasta Mountain Bike Association

  • Redding Trail Alliance

  • Redwood Coast Mountain Bike Association

  • Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association

  • Trailworks (of Chico)

  • Trinity Trail Alliance

We are also excited to announce a special presentation about a new federal lands policy which is intended to have a big positive impact on trails. This presentation, titled “Community Driven Trail Stewardship: Overview of the new Forest Service Trail Management Model” will lead off the conference Saturday morning, followed by presentations from the previously mentioned groups. 

Following the morning’s session we will have a guided ride at nearby Swasey Recreation Area.  This ride will feature two purpose built mountain bike trails that were completed by Redding Trail Alliance in the last two years. After you have worked up an appetite we invite you back to the conference location for music, beer and food trucks. This is when the real party starts!  

On Sunday, a small introductory trail building workshop will offered, culminating in some new trail construction at BLM managed Swasey Recreation Area.  

Both days are free to attend! Saturday is open to all with no registration required. Sunday’s trail workshop requires registration and is limited to 30 people.  

If you’re interested in helping your local trail group we highly recommend you register for this workshop.

 

Introduction to Trail Building Workshop

Overview: This is an introductory trail building workshop focused on educating and training volunteers so that they can work efficiently and safely in a supervised field setting. The workshop will consist of several hours of in-class lecture on Sunday morning, followed by several hours of field instruction in the afternoon.

The in-class session will focus on fundamentals of sustainable trails, basic processes and techniques for building trail, commonly encountered problems with trails, and basic techniques for how to solve these problems.

During the field instruction session, students will see demonstrations of new trail construction, practice the processes and techniques they learned in class, and then apply their new skills building a trail at BLM managed Swasey Recreation Area west of Redding.

Who should enroll: Those who have some basic experience building trails and want to volunteer more with their local trail group. Content is focused on providing a base skill-set for volunteers to work safely and efficiently.

Cost: Free, all thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Availability: 30 participants   

 

Conference Schedule

 

Saturday, February 23rd

Location: Veterans Memorial Building, 1605 Yuba St., Redding, CA 96001 (ample parking across California Street at the parking garage & just north of the Venue in the parking lot off Oregon Street)

9:00 - 10:30 am: Conference Sessions 

10:30 - 11:00 am:  Break. Coffee, water and snacks will be provided.

11:00 - 1:30 pm: Conference Sessions

3:00 - 5:00 pm:  Guided MTB ride at Swasey Recreation Area

6:00 - 10:00 pm:  Evening Social. Food trucks, beer, music and MTB movies..

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(Registration for this event is limited to 30 people. Registration opens 1-21-19)

Location: One SAFE Place, 2250 Benton Dr, Redding, CA 96003

Field work at Swasey Recreation Area

9:00 - 11:00 am: Trail Building Workshop - In-class Lecture

12:00 - 3:00 pm: Trail Building Workshop - Field Instruction

Register Now

Questions or More Information:

Nathan Knudsen info@reddingtrailalliance.com 530-515-0908

Andrew Pellkofer andrew@traillabs.co 530-514-0908

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Volunteer day!
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer day!

Lots and lots of request for these. Every day we do work is technically a volunteer work day, but we understand most aren’t able to lend a hand during the week. So this coming Saturday, January 26th, we will be holding a work day for the West Side Trails. If you have tools, bring em. Also make sure to wear gloves, safety glasses (or some shades), water and snacks.

CHANGE IN MEETING SPOT!

We will be meeting at the trail head at the end of Kilkee Drive at 9 a.m.. We will be doing some tread work, but mostly cleaning out drainages, and timing up low hanging branches.

Please email info@reddingtrailalliance if you plan on coming out so we can get an estimated headcount.

P.S. Beer not included.

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Limited Can Release & Year End Raffle Calendar Party
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Limited Can Release & Year End Raffle Calendar Party

Join us this Saturday for two events in one. Fall River Brewing Company will be releasing “Singletrack ObSession” a limited release IPA, with $1 from every can sold going straight to us to support future trail work. This party will feature food trucks, the band "Uncle Fester", beer and more. We will also be drawing the four remaining raffle winners of the year including the grand prize drawing for a Santa Cruz bike of the winner's choice! Chain Gang Bike Shop will have various models on site for you to drool over. 

Join us at 1 p.m. at the Brewery for a mountain bike poker run to get you proper thirsty. The route will be an estimated 15 miles and 1,000 feet of elevation so come prepared. It also looks to be pretty wet out so be sure to dress warm and bring some dry clothes to change into after.

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Let's Party for the Trails!
Oct
20
4:00 PM16:00

Let's Party for the Trails!

Join us for a night of Food, Beer, Music, Bikes and Movies. Not in that particular order. Starting at 4pm behind The Chain Gang Bike Shop we will have a bike swap, music, Beer from Fall River Brewing and a food truck. Starting at 6, we will be presenting funds raised to help out one of our favorite Bike Mechanics and DJs, Andy Freisen, get back on his feet after loosing everything in the Carr Fire.

Donations are still needed and can be made here. https://www.gofundme.com/lets-help-andy-friesen?member=519202

Following that we will be auctioning off two sets of Santa Cruz Carbon Wheels. One set of 27.5" with DT Swiss 350 hubs valued at $1,600 and one set of 29ers with Industry 9 hubs valued at $1,900!

Also up for grabs is the following:

• 1 Authentic kit (Jersey and Pants) worn by Aaron Gwin while racing World Cup DH

• 2 Santa Cruz Jerseys

• 3 Full kits (Jersey Shorts and Socks) from Alpinestar

• 1 Kleen Kanteen Tumbler

• A gift basket filled with beer related goodies from Redding Distributing

• Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack

• More to come

All of the money raised from the raffle will go directly to Redding Trail Alliance to help support their ongoing efforts to maintain and build trails. 

Starting at 7 we will begin the showing of Santa Cruz Bicycle’s newest film “Gamble”  

Hope to see you there!

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National Public Lands Day
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

National Public Lands Day

Join the Bureau of Land Management and the Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve for our National Public Lands Day and help spruce up the Clear Creek Greenway. Work will consist of trash cleanup, graffiti removal, sign installation and trail repair. BLM will supply tools, gloves, water and snacks with a BBQ after the workday for volunteers. Saturday September 29, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Meet at the Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve, 7 miles from Highway 273 on Clear Creek Road. Volunteers will receive a coupon good for a "fee-free" day at any BLM pay area and many other federal sites throughout the Nation.

Saturday, Sept. 29 2018, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Meet at the Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve Parking Lot, 7 miles from Highway 273 on Clear Creek Road

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South Fork Trinity River Gathering
Sep
28
to Sep 30

South Fork Trinity River Gathering

  • Forest Glen Campground (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mountain Biking

Camping & Hiking

Along the South Fork Trinity River

September 28-30, 2018

Forest Glen Campground

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

The Watershed Center's Hayfork Youth Conservation Crew has repaired OHV damage on some great mountain biking and hiking trails along the South Fork Nation Recreation Trail

Come on out, bring your camping gear, hiking boots or mountain bikes and they will show you around. 

While the project isn't finished, they would like to show off what's been accomplished so far.

Contact Tom Evans at the Watershed Center at (530) 628-4206 if you have any questions about the event or camping options.

Forest Glen Campground is located on Highway 36, 75 miles west of Red Bluff, CA or 67 miles east of Fortuna, CA.

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May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Mule Mountain Mayhem

  • Delano Drive Redding, CA, 96001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Join us for the first Annual Mule Mountain Mayhem.

Our goal with this event is for anyone who rides a mountain bike to be able to participate and have fun regardless of ability and age.  For those that don't want to participate in one of the events, you're still welcome to come out and socialize with the rest of us. There will be food trucks to get your grub on, music to chill to, and refreshments provided by Redding Trail Alliance.   For those that want to participate, we will be having the following events: 

Checkpoint Challenge • $20 • 2pm

If you haven't participated in one of our Checkpoint Challenges before, here is how it goes down.  We will be starting the race at 2 pm exactly, so make sure you get there early enough to register and get your map.  At the start of the challenge all participants will open their packets which contains a map.  This map will have checkpoints marked all throughout the Swasey Recreation area, many in areas that you might not have visited before.  You will have 2 hours to get as many checkpoints as possible, you choose the route.  To make things more interesting some checkpoints will have challenges at them, potentially worth 2 points, one for finding it and one for completing the challenge. Those that return the soonest with the most points win!  Since people have so much fun riding in groups, you can participate as a team, but will be scored as individuals. There will only be mens and women category, no age brackets. 

Kids Treasure Hunt • FREE • Ages 10 and younger • 1pm

Like the full scale checkpoint challenge but in a much smaller area.  The kids will get a treasure map and with or without the help of their parents they will get 30 minutes to find as much treasure as possible.  

Bike Limbo & Bike Toss

For each of these events you get one try per ticket.  Tickets cost $1 each and all proceeds benefit Redding Trail Alliance.  There will be a referee at each station who will record your best effort.  Prizes for top participants in each event. 

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Pre-Lemurian Party & Movie in the Park
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Pre-Lemurian Party & Movie in the Park

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It's a Pre-Lemurian Party! 

Location:  Caldwell Junior Bike Park

Date & Time:  May 4th • Starts at 5pm • Movie at 8:30pm

FOOD TRUCKS: Yellow Truck & Road Runner

BEER: Wildcard and Sierra Nevada served up by yours truly. (All proceeds go toward future bike park and trail projects!)

BIKES: Ride your bike as we will have free bike valet by Shasta Living Streets. Since your here you might as well check out the newly renovated Junior Bike Park:  Let your kids or inner kid ride the refreshed jumps or brand new flow line. 

LEMURIAN: Pick up your registration packet for the race the next day! Haven’t signed up for the race yet? You can get your last minute registration is from 5-7pm.

MOVIE: A FREE screening of the brand new free ride documentary "The Moment"! Check out the trailer below. 

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Apr
14
to May 31

Squatch and Seek

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All of us here at Redding Trail Alliance love the Mayors MTB Challenge and we don’t want the fun to end just because you’ve turned in your passport! So to encourage locals and visitors alike to keep exploring we are happy to announce George Squatchington is back! Starting this Saturday 4/14/17 we will post a photo of him once a week on Facebook and Instagram with a hint about where he is hiding on a specific route of the Mayor’s MTB Challenge. All you need to do is find him, take a selfie, upload it to FB or Instagram and tag Redding Trail Alliance in the picture (if your account is private direct message us on instagram and post to our wall on Facebook). You will then be entered into a raffle for some sweet schwag.

Remember: He only stays in a spot for 1 week. So you have multiple opportunities to find him, upload a photo, and get another entry into the raffle with each new location! This is a great opportunity for comradery - for example if you’re a beginner, hook up with your more advanced spouse, friend, or coworker and try to find Squatch on one of the intermediate rides you normally wouldn’t do on your own. You don’t have to ride the whole loop, just get to where George is.

The goal is to encourage one another, gain familiarity with Redding’s growing trail system, and most importantly HAVE FUN! So spread the word and share the trail love!

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