Welcome to the

Mayor's Mountain Bike Challenge 2018

- Redding, CA -


Redding's second annual Mountain Bike Challenge uniting current and new bicyclists in a friendly self-competition highlighting our diverse trail system.

Didn't complete your passport in time for the raffle?

You can still complete it and turn it in to Redding Recreation for a MMBC Hat of your choice!  While supplies last.

take the challenge

Challenge Dates

March 20th through June 1st, 2018



Get Your Passport

The passports and maps may be picked up at most local bike shops or downloaded via the links above.  Strava Segments have been created for all of the trail rides and links to these can be found here.



Drop Off Your Passport

You must have your passport completed and turned in by noon June 1st to be eligible for the raffle. You can drop off your passport at the following locations:


Turtle Bay Visitors Center, 844 Sundial Bridge Dr.

(Open W-F, 9am-4pm & Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm)


City of Redding Recreation at City Hall, 777 Cypress Avenue

(Open M-F, 8am-5pm)



What you win

All Challenge participants that successfully complete all rides in at least one category will receive a Mayor's Mountain Bike Challenge hat.

The first 20 people to black out all of the rides on their passport will receive a free pizza at

Maxwell's Eatery Downtown.

In addition, your name will also be entered in the Challenge raffle for a gift certificate to a local bike shop of your choice for each category (see below).  Gift card winners will be drawn at the Mayor's Mountain Bike Challenge closing social at Maxwell's in downtown Redding on June 1st.  You must be present to win.


March 20th

Council Opening - 6pm

Show your support by attending in your favorite jersey.

March 21st

Kick off social - 5pm

Come down to Maxwell's Eatery Downtown to kick off the event.  Bike valet provided by Shasta Living Streets


April 20th

Spring SPin @ Caldwell park

It's a party in the park celebrating National Bike Month.  Come enjoy the festivities including Food Trucks, Beer poured by Redding Trail Alliance, Live Music, and a movie in the park provided by Enjoy Magazine.  Make sure the whole family brings their bikes so you can enjoy the Caldwell Junior Bike Park.

May 4th

 Lemurian Pre-registration Party

Last minute registration from 5:00PM – 7:00PM for the next day’s Lemurian Mountain Bike race then party the evening away with us at Caldwell Junior Bike Park.  Note: we encourage everyone to register on-line at active.com.  There will be bikes, beer and food trucks!

THE Moment - The birth of a sport that Nobody Wanted,

a documentary about the birth of freeride mountain biking.

May 5th

 Lemurian Classic

Presented by Owens Healthcare, this North State cross country mountain bike race is legendary in its roots and rigor.

May 19th

Mule Mt. Mayhem Checkpoint Challenge

Join us at Swasey Rec Area for family fun including a

Check Point Challenge | Kids Treasure Hunt  |  Bike Limbo

Bike Toss  |  Food Trucks & More!

June 1st

Closing SOcial and Grand Prize drawing - 5pm

You've Done it!  It's over!  Come down to Maxwell's Eatery Downtown to celebrate.  We will be drawing our winners in all 3 categories. You MUST be present to win!

June 6th

Council closing - 6pm

Show your support by attending in your favorite jersey.

Beginner (follow the green arrows)

  Churn Creek Greenway

    Swasey Flatlands



    Princess Ditch

Intermediate (follow blue arrows where trails overlap)

    Cosmos Loop  - Clockwise

    Trail 58/French Fry

    Shasta Dam to Chamise

    Shasta Dam - Dry Creek - Please use caution in OHV area (trail 76).

    Swasey - Mule Mountain Loop

    Mount Shasta - Gateway Trails - Call (530) 926-4511 for current conditions.

advanced (follow black where trails overlap)

    Redding to Whiskeytown

    Whiskeytown Triple Crown

    Whiskeytown to Mule Mountain

    Kanaka Peak

    Weaverville LaGrange Classic - Call (530) 623-2121 for current conditions.

2018 routes


Churn Creek Greenway   

Swasey Flatlands   



Princess Ditch   


Cosmos Loop   

Trail 58/French Fry   

Shasta Dam to Chamise   


Mule Ridge / Princess Ditch   


Swasey - Mule Mt. Loop   

Redding to Whiskeytown   

Keswick Lake Loop   

Shasta Lemurian Classic   



2017 routes

Follow the fun

On Instagram  @cityofredding @redding_trail_alliance @healthyshasta

On Facebook  @ReddingRecreation @ReddingTrailAlliance.org @VisitReddingCA

Join the fun

By using  #mtbredding  #visitreddingca  #mypubliclands

Mayors Mountain Bike Challenge Promotional video

2018 Mayors Mountain Bike Challenge Superbowl Commercial

The Moment Trailer

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