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Northern California District
Release Date: 09/14/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332 or  
  Bill Kuntz , (530) 224-2100  
News Release No. NC-12-100

BLM, Partners Offering Kids Bike Weekend Event

Events including a bike safety rodeo and guided trail rides will be part of Kids Bike Weekend, hosted in the Redding area by the U. S. Bureau of Land Management, the Redding Mountain Bike Club and Healthy Shasta, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7.

A bike skills safety rodeo kicks off the events on Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at Turtle Bay School.  It will feature skills stations, helmet fitting instructions and bicycle mechanical checks.

The annual “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day” event will offer guided mountain bike rides on Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Swasey Recreation Area, two miles south of Highway 299 on Swasey Drive. Parents are welcome on the two-mile ride.

Redding Mountain Bike Club members will be on hand to help with helmet fitting, to perform bike safety checks and to help with any mechanical issues.

Participants must provide their own bicycles and helmets.  The bike club will have a few helmets available for loan.  Lunch will be provided.

“We are fortunate in the Redding area to have an extensive bike trail system for riders of all ages and abilities,” said Bill Kuntz, an outdoor recreation planner with the BLM. “Bike riding is a great way for people to be more active and to enjoy the beautiful scenery of our area.”


Northern California District   355 Hemsted Dr., Redding, CA 96002  

Last updated: 09-14-2012