Simpson University Opens Registration for Red Hawk Ride

For Immediate Release


Red Hawk Ride 2017

REDDING, Calif. - Early registration is open for Simpson University’s second annual Red Hawk Ride, a multi-distance, family-oriented bicycle ride scheduled for Saturday, April 8, from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Designed for riders of all ages and skill levels, this year’s Red Hawk Ride includes routes of 6.2 (also open to 10K runners), 25, 50 and 100 miles that start and end on campus at 2211 College View Drive. The routes wind primarily through eastern Shasta County, with views of Mt. Shasta and Lassen Peak.

Runners and electric bikes are welcome.

The Red Hawk Ride will feature family-friendly activities (including a climbing wall), a catered lunch, marketplace vendors, music, and fully stocked rest stops along the scenic ride routes. Registration fees include breakfast, a water bottle and swag bag, among other items.

In its inaugural year, the Red Hawk Ride had nearly 100 participants. In addition to promoting cycling and healthy living, the ride seeks to raise awareness of and scholarship money for Simpson University students, many of whom are first-generation college students.

Ride entry fees range from $10 to $85 for early bird registration, which ends March 18. Children under 10 are free. After March 18, entry costs are $15 to $95.

Learn more and register online today at Opportunities are available for business sponsorships and purchase of Red Hawk Ride gear.



Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737