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Shasta County has become a mecca for mountain biking in Northern California, boasting a complex trail system over 200 miles. The best way to celebrate this biking utopia is the Bigfoot Mountain Bike Challenge, set to return to the region from April 1st to May 31st.
Formerly known as the Mayor’s Mountain Bike Challenge, the Bigfoot Mountain Bike Challenge is a two-month-long celebration of the mountain biking in the area, allowing bikers of all experience level to win prizes while riding the local trails.
The biking challenge will include various events to celebrate biking in the region and reward those willing to hop on their bikes and go for a ride. Read below to see exactly how it works:
Download your Passport HERE or the Jr. Passport HERE and print it out at home. Bigfoot Jr. passports will complete at least three activities while the full passport rider will choose which category you want to participate in and complete 3 of the routes of your choice in that category. Just check them off on your passport as you complete them. For those looking for an extra challenge, you can always BLACKOUT your passport.
STEP 2. Submit Your Passport
You must have a completed passport turned in by Monday, June 1. Take a picture of your completed passport and send it to us at bigfootmtbchallenge.com.
NEW THIS YEAR TO THE CHALLENGE — Because Bigfoot is such a big believer in trail work, you can join the Redding Trail Alliance (RTA) on their April and/or May volunteer trail workdays in lieu of checking one of the route boxes on your passport. Yes, that means you can help on the trail and you don’t have to ride one of your least favorite routes. For more information on how to sign up for an RTA trail day, visit the Redding Trail Alliance website and click on the Get Involved tab.
Step 3. Get Cool Stuff!
All Challenge participants who successfully complete three or more rides in at least one category will receive official Bigfoot MTB Challenge socks (while supplies last). For those who blackout their passport (complete all of the rides) you will receive a BMBC Blackout 22 hat (while supplies last). Rides completed with e-bikes are not eligible for the Blackout prize.
To learn more about the Bigfoot Mountain Bike Challenge, including complete trail routes and a schedule of events, go here.