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Sunday, September 11th, 2016


Thank you riders, sponsors and volunteers for making the 2016 Ride the Parkway a successful event! Together we raised over $16,000 for the Parkway. The net proceeds from this event benefit the American River Parkway Foundation’s Invasive Plant Management Program. Removing invasive plants helps us to increase recreational access to waterways and trails, reduce fire fuels along the Parkway, and improve the biodiversity of plants and animals. Save the date for next year’s Ride the Parkway on September 10, 2017!

William B. Pond Recreation Area

13th Annual Ride the Parkway - Sunday, September 11th 2016

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Ride the Parkway is a fun ride to benefit the American River Parkway Foundation. Proceeds from the Ride will go toward habitat restoration efforts to remove yellow star thistle and other invasive plants, which will further improve this recreational asset we are so fortunate to have and enjoy. Click here to learn more about the Parkway Foundation's habitat restoration work.

Kids Registration $45
Regular (August 13 - September 10, 2016) $80
Regular w/ annual park pass (Aug 13-Sep 10) $125
Day Of (September 11, 2016) $100

Registration includes event t-shirt, prize drawing entry and BBQ/drink ticket. Shirt size is only guaranteed for registrations through Friday, August 12th. Only 499 riders can participate so register now!

You will be required to sign a waiver at check-in. There are no refunds for this event.

Team 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! If you are creating a team, please be sure all team members enter the same name.

Event Details

Check-in/registration: 7am-8:30am at William B. Pond Rec Area
Discovery Park Rest Stop: Open 7:30am-10:30am
Fish Hatchery Rest Stop: Open 8:30am-12pm
Post-Ride BBQ: 11am-1pm
Team Competition Awards: 12:45pm
Prize Drawing: 1pm

Ride Details

Ride the Parkway features a 62-mile course stretching along the American River Parkway's Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail from downtown Sacramento to Beal's Point in Folsom. This is a fun ride-meaning there is no set distance! Ride as much or as little of the course as you like and refresh at our rest stops at Discovery Park, Nimbus Fish Hatchery, and William B. Pond Rec Area. Participants check in at William B. Pond Rec Area before starting the ride anytime between 7am-8:30am.


BBQ Lunch

Join your fellow cyclists for a post-ride party at William B. Pond Rec Area from 11am-1pm. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the celebration!

  • BBQ lunch
  • Local beer and hard cider
  • Live music
  • Local cycling vendors
  • Prize drawing - win a new bike, local restaurant gift cards, and other cool stuff!

Parkway Cycling Jersey

The jersey store will be open from October 31st to November 11th. Estimated delivery is December 12th.We have partnered with Pactimo to bring you a Ride the Parkway jersey to sport all year round. Visit and enter password ride2016 to start shopping!

Because our jerseys are custom designed, they are FINAL SALE and we are unable to offer returns or exchanges. Sample sizes will be available from October 31st to November 10th at the Parkway Foundation office during regular business hours. Please visit us to try one on if you are unsure of what size to order!

  • Century Club Fit: Unisex, Short Sleeve, Sizes 2XS-4XL
  • Continental Race Fit: Women's Sizes 2XS-2XL & Men's 2XS-3XL
    • Short sleeve option with full zipper
    • Sleeveless option with 3/4 zipper
    • Slim fit - runs small. Please visit the ARPF office to try on a sample or use Pactimo's Size Chart
  • Microfiber cycling cap


Questions? We'd love to hear from you! Email or call (916) 486-2773.

Want to become a sponsor? Contact Chris Aguirre at

*All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The American River Parkway Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, Tax ID Number 94-2881344.

American River Parkway Foundation (ARPF) | 5700 Arden Way Carmichael, CA 95608 | T: (916) 486-2773 | F: (916) 486-2779 | Email
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