Simpson University Invites Community to Inaugural Red Hawk Ride

For Immediate Release


Red Hawk Ride LogoREDDING, Calif. - Early registration is open for Simpson University’s inaugural Red Hawk Ride, a fun, family-oriented bicycle ride scheduled for Saturday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Designed for riders of all ages and skill levels, the Red Hawk Ride includes routes of 6, 18, 38 and 69 miles that start and finish on campus at 2211 College View Drive. Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase; the event will also feature vendors.

The Red Hawk Ride seeks to raise scholarship money for deserving students who need financial help to complete their education. Sixty percent of Simpson University’s undergraduates are either first-generation college students and/or economically underprivileged.

Ride entry fees range from $10 to $65 for early bird registration, which ends March 20. Children under 10 are free. Starting March 20, entry costs are $20 to $75.

Online registration will stay open until 9 a.m. April 7. Riders can also register in person in Room 206 of the Owen Center at Simpson University, 2211 College View Drive, at the April 8 spaghetti dinner on campus, and the morning of the ride. For questions, please call 530-226-4177.

Riders are encouraged to sign up friends, family and co-workers as sponsors. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers; proceeds go to the Student Scholarship Fund.

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