Ride the Parkway – September 10, 2017
Join us for a FREE Pre-Ride the Parkway mixer on Saturday, August 26th from 3-7pm at River City Brewing Co. (6421 Fair Oaks Blvd; map) in Carmichael! Appetizers will be provided, courtesy of River City Brewing and designTECH. Click here to sign up!
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 Beal’s Point (map), or ride the whole bike trail (map)
*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 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!
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.
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 includes a t-shirt, BBQ lunch, raffle ticket, and beverages. Shirt size is only guaranteed for registrations through Friday, August 11, 2017.
To register via mail, click here. Please mail the completed registration form, waiver and a check payable to ARPF to:
American River Parkway Foundation
Attn: Ride the Parkway
5700 Arden Way
Carmichael, CA 95608
|Event||Early Bird (thru 8/9/17)||Regular (8/10 – 9/9/17)||Day-Of (9/10/17)|
|Adult Ride w/ Parks Pass||$110||$125||N/A|
|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 fits, sizes XS-3XL, with a 3/4 hidden zipper.