Ride the Parkway – Sunday, May 20, 2018
NEW DATE! Ride the Parkway has moved to May, so get ready to support the American River Parkway while logging some May is Bike Month miles. Grab your friends and your roadie, fixie, single-speed, or cruiser and choose from 3 different routes along the paved Jedediah Smith Memorial Bike Trail, stretching from Downtown Sacramento to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery. 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, with an optional add-on ride upstream & turn around at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery (map)
Rest Stop Hours:
Discovery Park: 7:30 – 10:30 am
Guy West Bridge: 8 – 11:30 am
Upper Sunrise: 8:30 am – 12 pm
*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, 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 programs aimed at improving and enhancing the American River Parkway for all.
Registration includes a t-shirt, BBQ lunch, raffle ticket, and beverages. Shirt size is only guaranteed for registrations through Friday, April 20, 2018.
Click here for a mail-in registration form. All mail-in registration forms must be received by Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
|Event||Early Bird (thru 4/8/18)||Regular (4/9 – 5/19/18)||Day-Of (5/20/18)|
|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 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