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.
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.
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!