We have created a discussion area on our website to facilitate discussion related to American River Bike Trail topics. At the present time, we have discussion topics related to bike trail detours and section closures, bike trail navigation, etc. We plan to add more discussion topics in the future.
Please access the ‘Discussion‘ link in the menu above to read/respond/participate. To join our discussion, each participant is required to create a free user account – which requires a valid e-mail address and about one minute.
If you wish to suggest another discussion category, please e-mail us using the contact form in the menu above. We will review and add new categories that we feel will be useful to a majority of American River Bike Trail users. Thank you!
One of our website visitors forwarded a question related to a new dirt trail that branches off from the main bike trail 3.5 miles from Discovery Park. The question is as follows:
I notice at the about 3.5 miles mark from discovery park there is a new dirt trail next to bathrooms off the main paved trail. The trail is marked. Can you tell me more about that . How long is the trail, is it a loop. It looks good for running and walking for those who have knee injuries or may be recovering from one.
Does anyone have information to share regarding the question above? If so, please post a comment to this post.
The Sacramento Bee is reporting some recent violent acts, including rock throwing at bicyclists, along the American River Bike Trail. The article identifies some homeless folks that live in the area as the perpetrators.
As always, safety is the highest priority when traveling the American River Bike Trail and other areas. If you learn of any similar incidents along the bike trail, it is important to report the incidents to the rangers that work along the American River Parkway.
The Sacramento Bee article can be found at the following link: Sacramento Bee Article
California Assembly Bill 1096 became state law on January 1, 2016 and clarifies the legal questions regarding the use of electric bikes in California.
Ellen Garrison of the Sacramento Bee newspaper wrote a very interesting article regarding the increased levels of trash visible along the American River Parkway as the high water level in the American River decreases.
The story can be found at the following location: Sacramento Bee Story by Ellen Garrison.
The Sacramento Bee has posted a story regarding an alleged robbery that occurred along Sacramento Bike Trail.
For further information, please access the link to the Sacramento Bee Website.
The Sacramento Bee is reporting that the level of water in the American River is forcing the closure of access points. Please access the following article by Sacramento Bee writers Bill Lindelof and Phillip Reese for more information:
Sacramento Bee Article on American River Parkway Access Point Closures
The following is an update on the American River Bike Trail closure just south of Negro Bar in the Folsom Lake SRA from the local Superintendents office of the California Department of Parks and Recreation: