Ride the Parkway 2018

A Ride to Benefit the American River Parkway Foundation


The Ride
Celebrate May is Bike Month with 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 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)

*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.

The Competition
Calling all cycling groups! Who doesn't love a little competition? We want to see who can bring out the most riders to support the Parkway. Be sure to enter your team name when you register for your team to have a shot at our awesome beer prize.

The Beneficiary
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.

Jerseys (Separate Purchase)
New Ride the Parkway jerseys are now available through Voler Premium Cycling Apparel! Available in men's and women's short-sleeved clubfits, sizes XS-3XL, with a 3/4 hidden zipper. Click here to purchase!


Ride the Parkway on May 20th and show your support for the best cycling spot in Sacramento - the American River Parkway! Registration includes a t-shirt, BBQ lunch, raffle ticket, and beverages. Shirt size is only guaranteed for registrations through Friday, April 20, 2018.

globe When & Where

Sunday 05/20/2018

7:00AM PST


2:00PM PST

William B. Pond Recreation Area
5700 Arden Way
Carmichael, CA 95608

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  •   $80.00
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