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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 408

Nearly 700 off-road motorcycle riders race at Chappie Shasta 



Beautiful  fall weather greeted enthusiastic riders Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, when they participated in off  highway motorcycle races at  the Chappie Shasta  Off Highway Vehicle Area near Redding. (text continues below)


Motorcyclists kick up dust as spectators in the foreground take photos
Spectators watch and take photographs at the Grand Prix-style start of a race

A helmeted motorcyclist races along a dirt trail lined with bushes
A lone rider negotiates a turn on a single track trail lined with tall manzanita during the weekend races.

Two-days of competition, sponsored by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) District 36, attracted nearly 700 riders.  The Bureau of Land Management Redding Field Office, Shasta Trinity National Forest, and Bureau of Reclamation coordinated the event with the AMA and Redding Dirt Riders motorcycle club.   Members of the Shasta Lake City Volunteer Fire Department donated their time to provide emergency medical services.

The Chappie Shasta OHV area provides more than 200 miles of trails for off road enthusiasts.  The 52,000-acre recreation area is  about 10 miles north of Redding and managed jointly by the BLM and the Shasta Trinity National Forest.  Information on the area, including provisions for camping is available at the BLM's Redding Field Office Chappie Shasta website.

- Jeff Fontana, BLM Northern California District, 11/4/09

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 408

Last updated: 11-12-2009