Ride the Parkway
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022
Whether you’re a hardcore rider or just like to get out for a cruise, Ride the Parkway has something for everyone. This is not a timed ride, but rather an opportunity to get outside, give back and make some new connections and memories.
The morning will begin at William B. Pond Park with staggered start times, starting at 7 a.m. with long-distance riders and ending with short distance riders at 9 a.m. Along the way, riders will be able to stop at different rest stops and enjoy snacks and services.
All riders will meet back at William B. Pond Park after their rides for live music from the Rod Stinson Band, barbecue from O’Connors Woodfire Grill & Bar Catering and libations from River City Brewing Company and Two Rivers Cider Company. There will also be a raffle featuring a custom cruiser donated by New Belgium Brewing Company.
Don’t want to ride, but still want to come for the barbecue? You can do that too.
|Rider Category||Early Bird
(Now through Sept. 1)
(Sept. 2 through Oct. 21)
|Day Of Purchase
|Adult Rider with Barbecue||$80||$90||$100|
|Riders 12 and Under with Barbecue||$40||$40||$50|
Proceeds raised from this event will be placed towards the Parkway Foundation’s Fire Safe Council. The Council’s goal is to mitigate fire danger on the Parkway and protect natural habitat, infrastructure that reside on the Parkway and surrounding homes and businesses from fire. With the increase in fires along the American River Parkway, this program needs our immediate attention and help.
Volunteers are crucial to the execution of Ride the Parkway. Breakfast or lunch will be provided depending on your shift. All volunteers for the event must be 16 and over.
Set-Up (6-8 a.m.; 10 volunteers needed)
Help set-up the event space, decorations, food set-up and preparation.
Early Giveaway Distribution (6-10 a.m.; 4 volunteers needed)
Help organize giveaway and distribute to Ride participants.
Late Giveaway Distribution (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 2 volunteers)
Distribute giveaway to Ride participants and manage exchanges.
Early Registration (6:30-10 a.m.; 4 volunteers, must be 18+)
Help check-in riders.
Late Registration (10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2 volunteers, must be 18+)
Help check-in late arrivals and sell raffle tickets.
Clean-Up (1-3 p.m.; 6 volunteers)
Help with teardown and clean-up.
The Parkway Foundation invites you to participate as a Ride the Parkway event sponsor!
This is your opportunity to connect in a fun way with our local cycling community.
Sponsorship levels range from $300 to $3,400.
Thank You to Our Current Ride Sponsors!
Our Ride the Parkway bike jerseys are available to order!
Orders from our jersey vendor Jakroo typically take about three 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 24th to make sure you have your jersey in time for the event.
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)