City of Sacramento Plans Bike Trail Extension

The City of Sacramento is planning an extension to the American River Bike Trail as per a report by the Sacramento Bee.  The extension will extend south to the Pocket/Greenhaven area.

The project will be funded by a combination of financing from the Federal Government and local sources.  While this project is in the early planning stages, the newest section of the trail will not be available for several years.

For more information, visit The Sacramento Bee bike trail extension article.

Maintenance Update: American River Bike Trail May 2016

We posted information from Folsom Lake State Recreation Department on October 1, 2015 regarding information related to a maintenance project along the American River Bike Trail in the Community of Folsom (Beal’s Point – Negro Bar section).  The information from that post can be accessed at the following location in our website: Folsom Community Bike Trail Maintenance late 2015.

We have an update on the Beal’s Point – Negro Bar project.  We thank Folsom Lake State Recreation Department for this May 12, 2016 update:

The trail between Beal’s Point and Negro Bar was closed and routed during the paving portions of the contract.  The remaining items to be completed are shoulder work, striping, and replacement of a short section of fence.  There will not be any more trail closures during the remaining work, however the contractor will still have staff and equipment on the trail that trail users will encounter along this stretch of trail.  We expect the project to be completed by the end of next week.

 

Amgen 2016 Tour of California in Sacramento

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California concludes in Downtown Sacramento on Sunday, May 22, 2016.  This 11th annual event is very popular among local bicyclists, spectators and sports enthusiasts within California and across the country.

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California is sponsored by Sutter Health Care and contains eight stages.  Stage one starts in San Diego, stage two is South Pasadena to Santa Clarita, stage three is Thousand Oaks to Santa Barbara County, stage four is Morro Bay to Monterey County (along the central CA Coast), stage five is Lodi to South Lake Tahoe, stage six is the Folsom Area, stage seven is Santa Rosa.  The final stage, stage eight, concludes in downtown Sacramento on May 22, 2016.

Be sure to visit the Amgen Tour Website: http://amgentourofcalifornia.com to learn more about this huge event.

Mark your calendar for the conclusion of the race May 22, 2016 in downtown Sacramento and watch local news regarding local detours, parking, etc.  Show your supports by bringing your family downtown to cheer on the participants at the conclusion of the race!