When the Carr Fire swiftly moved through Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and the northwest area of Redding and Shasta County, the vast channel of biking trails in the area were burnt to a crisp. Now that it’s been six months since the devastating fire, organizations are putting up their time and money to restore the top-notch trails.
Fundraising began a few months ago in the area and the results were amazing. Sports LTD ran a Klean Kanteen donation drive and Fall River Brewing Company raised money with their new Single Track Obsession IPA, with funds from both going towards trail restoration.
Local organizations recently used the donations to work on the local trails. First and foremost, a “greening” took place around the Sacramento River Trail and Westside Trail system by the Redding Parks and Trails Foundation:
Meanwhile, the Redding Trail Alliance hosted a volunteer day, using their raised funds to repair the burned trails:
Mountain biking in this corner of Shasta County has become world-renown, with the San Francisco Chronicle calling it California’s mountain biking mecca. Although it remains an uphill battle to bring the trails back to full health, this show of solidarity and commitment from the biking community is a great start to recover.
For more information on mountain biking in the area, see Visit Redding’s top five places to mountain bike in Redding.