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Family Bicycling Day in Redding

image courtesy of Shasta Living Streets

image courtesy of Shasta Living Streets

Shasta Living Streets invites you to Family Bicycling Day on Parkview Avenue, Redding, CA on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

This Sunday, Parkview Avenue from South Market Street to the Sacramento River will be transformed into a car-free zone for public enjoyment, allowing family, friends, and neighbors to meet and experience the neighborhood in a new way.

Individuals and groups from across the community will come together in the Parkview neighborhood to celebrate the new complete streets improvements, support local businesses, learn about historic attractions, and rediscover nearby city resources.

This will be Redding’s fourth annual Family Bicycling Day, one of the first open streets event in California.

Here’s a list of community groups will be hosting activities at Family Bicycling Day:

  • Redding Public Library will host a variety of activities to welcome everyone to the library. There’ll be music, snow cones, and activities for kids throughout the day. Check out the amazing view from the second story, and learn about the library’s solar panels and innovative “thermal storage” system.
  • Tricycle Obstacle Course – There’ll be a tricycle obstacle course from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m hosted by the Friends of the Redding TrailsAny foot powered scooter, bike, etc will work; it’s all for fun. Children must wear a helmet. They will have some tricycles to use, but bring your own if possible!
  • The Bicycle Blender –  a perennial favorite, will be back this year thanks to Healthy Shasta.
  • Rick Bosetti will be on hand from noon to 4 p.m. to share information about future plans for the Colt 45s and Tiger Field.
  • Shasta Historical Society will be present to share information about the history of the Free Bridge and this thoroughfare that was once the grand entry into Redding.
  • Love your bike—bring your bike for a free tune-up at the bicycle repair station.
  • Village Cycle will sponsor a bike swap.
  • Sweetie’s will be serving their delicious pulled pork, barbecue beef, nachos, salads, fresh squeezed lemonade, and iced tea.
  • Learning in Motion will be on-hand with activities for kids eight and under.
  • First Five & Healthy Shasta will have a free book giveaway.
  • Audrey and friends will be doing yoga demonstrations in the morning.
  • Village Cycle‘s Andy will be DJing.
  • The League of Women Voters will be on hand from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to register voters for the upcoming election.
  • Ruth’s juice bar will be serving their delicious drinks.
  • Other food and drinks will be available at the Library Café, Gene’s, and the Parkview Market.

More information is available in this recent article in Record-Searchlight (subscription required) or on the Family Bicycling Day page on their website; check back frequently for updates.

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