Ride the Parkway – September 10, 2017

Thank you 2017 sponsors, riders, vendors and volunteers for making the 14th annual Ride the Parkway a success! This year, Ride the Parkway raised more than $40,000. The net proceeds from this event go directly back to the American River Parkway through the Foundation’s Invasive Plant Management Program. Click here to learn more about the program and how you can get involved.

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Join the Sacramento cycling community for a ride to benefit the best cycling spot in town – the American River Parkway! Grab your friends and your roadie, fixie, single-speed, or cruiser and choose from 3 different routes along the Jedediah Smith Memorial Bike Trail, stretching from Downtown Sacramento to Beal’s Point in Folsom. Rest stops will be provided along the way. All routes start and finish at William B. Pond Recreation Area.*

  • Cruiser Route (9am): 5 miles; ride upstream & turn around Hagan Park (map)
  • Fixie/Single-Speed Route (8am): 12 miles; ride downstream and loop around at Guy West Bridge (map)
  • Roadie Route (7am): 26+ miles; ride downstream & turn around at Discovery Park (map), upstream & turn around at Hazel Ave (map), or ride the whole bike trail (map)

Rest Stop Hours:
Discovery Park – 7:30-10:30am
Guy West Bridge – 8-11:30am
Hazel Ave – 8:30am-12pm

*All route distances are approximate. Routes and start times are suggested – riders may opt to change routes and/or add distance on the day of the ride. This is not a timed ride. If you choose to add distance onto your ride, please plan accordingly for the BBQ.

The BBQ
The post-ride festival starts at 11am at William B. Pond (if you choose to add distance onto your ride, please plan accordingly). Bring a lawn chair and a picnic blanket for the party with live music, a delicious BBQ lunch from O’Connor’s Woodfire Grill & Bar, and a mini beer/wine garden with local brews. Plus, win awesome prizes from local restaurants, breweries, cycling shops and more!

The Competition
Are you a member of a cycling team or club? Or do you just love to go out riding with a group of your friends? We want to see who can bring out the most riders! Enter a team name when you register for a chance to win a beer prize! Please be sure all team members enter the same name.

The Beneficiary
Proceeds from Ride the Parkway benefit the American River Parkway Foundation’s Invasive Plant Management Program aimed at removing nonnative plants that can inhibit wildlife and recreational uses.

Registration
Registration includes a t-shirt, BBQ lunch, raffle ticket, and beverages. Shirt size is only guaranteed for registrations through Friday, August 11, 2017.

Event Early Bird (thru 8/9/17) Regular (8/10 – 9/9/17) Day-Of (9/10/17)
Adult Ride $65 $80 $100
Adult Ride w/ Parks Pass $110 $125 N/A
Kids Ride $40 $45 $50
Just the BBQ $40 $40 $40

NEW! Ride the Parkway Jerseys
New Ride the Parkway jerseys are now available through Voler Premium Cycling Apparel! Jerseys are available in:

  • Men’s and women’s short-sleeved club fit, sizes XS – 3XL, 3/4 length hidden zipper
  • Men’s and women’s short-sleeved race fit, sizes XS – 2XL, full length hidden zipper

Click here to purchase!

Questions? We’d love to hear from you! Email events@arpf.org or call (916) 486-2773.
Want to become a sponsor? Contact Chris Aguirre at caguirre@arpf.org.

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