BIG BIKE WEEKEND ~ ABOUT US

Our Mission Statement: The mission of Big Bike Weekend is to provide a fun, safe, and entertaining motorcycle event for riders of all types of motorcycles and their peers, friends, and families; to educate motorcycle safety; to provide rides that showcase the beauty of our area; and to enrich the community by providing a quality activity in which to participate.

BBW History: Big Bike Weekend is a motorcycle event that caters to bikers, from dual sport, scooters to street bikes, AND their families. Established in 2000, this year's event will mark Big Bike Weekend's 14th year in Redding. Big Bike Weekend is now a California nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c)(4) corporation. We look forward to expanding the activities for riders and non-riders while making charitable contributions to outstanding nonprofits who serve our community. We appreciate the support and confidence of the City of Redding in facilitating the transition of this event ot a nonprofit organization.

Supporting the Community: In addition to direct support of nonprofits such as the ones listed below, we are proud to announce the establishment of the BIG BIKE WEEKEND COMMUNITY FUND established at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public benefit corporation. 100 percent of the proceeds from our raffle sales to the fund. The fund was established to provide grants to qualified organizations. Donations to the Big Bike Weekend Community Fund are tax deductible.

In addition to the grants provided through the Big Bike Weekend Community Fund, we coordinate the Annual Stuff the Truck event in Redding. Working with the motorcycle chapters and our sponsors, we hold a food drive to collect turkeys and other perishable food items, non-perishable food items, toys, clothing and toiletries the week before Thanksgiving. Each year local agencies - the Good News Rescue Mission, Shasta Senior Nutrition Program and the Salvation Army - spend the day with us collecting items. At the end of this event, all donations are divided between the agencies to supplement their food programs over the holidays.

The Committee: The Big Bike Weekend committee is made up of a group of men and women in Redding, both riders and non-riders, who spend countless hours planning and working at the event for everyone to enjoy! This committee works on a volunteer basis, receiving no payment or compensation for the time they spend planning this event.

The Big Bike Weekend Committee is currently made up of civic leaders and representatives of the following motorcycle associations:

Redding Harley Owners Group
STAR Touring and Riding Association, Redding #302
Freedom Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association
Warthogs Motorcycle Club California

As the size of the event grows, so should the committee. Each year, the current committee is charged with finding enthusiastic and persuasive leaders to head up sub-committees and volunteers that cover each aspect of the event. If you are interested in acting as a committee member or a volunteer for Big Bike Weekend, please contact us at bigbikeweekend@hotmail.com or call 530-276-5802.
Board of Directors:
Carl Bott
Bob Frintner
Elizabeth Gowen
Connie Grinols
Brad LaCroix
Lori Nipar
Willie Parker
Ernie Wright