Bikes. Beer. BBQ.

What better way to have fun and support Sacramento’s uniquely remarkable urban park?

On Saturday, September 25, 2021 ride your bicycle along the beautiful American River Parkway, then party with us at William B. Pond Park with tasty barbecue, refreshing beer, and live music. Your registration fee includes support for your ride with rest stops along three route options, festival entry, lunch, beverages, and one drawing ticket for a chance to win awesome prizes!

Additional prize drawing tickets will be available for purchase during the event. Cash only!

Featuring live music from Rod Stinson Band and catering by Rossi Catering.


The Route

Want to bring the kids along? Or, maybe you’d like to skip the ride and just join us for the food and fun? We have options for you!

We offer multiple options for cyclists of any ability. Choose from three suggested routes, ranging from 5 miles to 26 miles, or challenge yourself by riding the entire paved Jedediah Smith Memorial bike trail. All three event routes start and finish at the William B. Pond recreational area and are supported with rest stops along the way.

Cruiser Route — 5 miles
Depart at 9:00 am. Ride upstream and turn around at Hagan Park.

Fixie Route — 12 miles
Depart at 8:00 am. Ride downstream and turn around at Guy West Bridge.

Roadie Route — 26+ miles
Depart at 7:00 am. Ride downstream and turn around at Discovery Park. Optional add-on: Ride upstream and turn around at Nimbus Fish Hatchery.

Rest Stop Hours:

Discovery Park
7:30 am to 10:30 am

Guy West Bridge
8:00 am to 11:30 am

Upper Sunrise
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Team Challenge

Are you a member of a cycling team or club? Include your team name with your registration to compete for our annual Ride the Parkway team prize for most riders!

Be sure all teammates enter the same team name to be included in the count


Party Details

Post-ride festivities begin at 11:00 am at William B. Pond Park recreational area.

A delicious barbecue lunch will be provided by Rossi Catering (vegetarian options will be available), along with beer sponsored by local breweries, while you enjoy live music by the Rod Simpson Band.

Plus, your drawing ticket will give you a chance to win cool prizes from local restaurants, breweries, cycle shops, and more. Additional tickets available for purchase during the event. Cash only!

Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket!


Our NEW Ride the Parkway bike jerseys are now available to order!

Orders from our jersey vendor Jakroo typically take about two weeks from online purchase to product delivery, so be sure to place your order in advance of the Ride the Parkway event.

We recommend placing your order by September 1st to make sure you have your jersey in time for the Ride the Parkway event.

$79 each

ARPF arranged a discounted “team” price of $79 per jersey. (Regular retail price for the Jakroo FONDO jersey style is $99.)


• Comfortable fit for every rider
• Full length hidden YKK zipper
• 3 rear cargo pockets
• Additional zippered pocket for valuables
• Elastic waistband with silicon gripper
• Reflective piping for visibility
• Men’s & Women’s sizing (XXS-5XL)
• Youth version also available (8-14)


A big thank you to our Ride the Parkway event sponsors:

[clients align=”center” group=”ride-sponsors” show=”-1″ column=”five” view=”carousel” carousel_loop=”1″]

[wp-dynamic-sidebar id=”things-to-do”]

[wp-dynamic-sidebar id=”social-nework”]

Stay Informed about the Parkway - Sign up for our monthly newsletter!

Connect with us.

#FoundontheParkway | #AmericanRiverParkway

Skip to content