REDDING, Calif., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Redding is becoming known as the trail capital of California, with over 200 miles of cycling and mountain biking trails all within a 15-mile radius of the city center. Located two hours north of Sacramento and three hours northeast of San Francisco, Shasta Cascade's bustling hub city of Redding is just the starting point for expeditions into one of America's most spectacular and scenic regional biking destinations. Dubbed the "Gem of the U.S. Trails System" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Redding is surrounded on three sides by millions of acres of public land, including Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Lassen Volcanic National Park, McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, spectacular Mt. Shasta, and the pristine Trinity Alps. All areas offer abundant paved and unpaved trails, including some historic mining and logging trails, which offer views of granite spires, breathtaking waterfalls, flowing rivers, magnificent mountains and fantasy forests.
With endless trails and infinite vistas, it's easy to understand why some of the best leisure biking and cycling races are found in Redding every year. In the rolling foothills just east of town, the Shasta Wheelmen put on their annual Super Century and Jamboree rides, covering various distances through gorgeous back roads.
"Redding is proud to offer a variety of cycling opportunities for our visitors to ride in and/or watch – including road and mountain biking championships," says Kallie Markle of the Redding Visitors Bureau. "The Shasta Jamboree is an example of an event that offers something for all cycling skill levels. It's held in October, when the weather is gorgeous, and the public comes out in droves. It's quite the party!"
Redding offers cycling and biking races of all sorts from casual, family-friendly rides to high profile races for serious road and mountain bikers. For more information on biking and cycling in Redding and Shasta Cascade, as well as details regarding epic events in the region and cycling resources, visit www.visitredding.com/www.visitredding.com/pressreleases/cycling-in-redding-and-shasta-cascade. To discover other adventures, attractions and additional information about the many things to do in Redding and Shasta Cascade, visit www.visitredding.com.