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The Sacramento Bee newspaper is reporting a story about Park Rangers discovering a body near the American River Bike Trail and Northgate Boulevard this past weekend. That location in toward the Downtown Sacramento segment of the trail.
While we prefer to report positive stories about our local bike trail – we feel it is important for our website visitors and bike trail users to be aware of crime that we learn about along the American River Parkway. While exercise, viewing nature and taking in fresh air along the bike trail are important, personal safety along the trail rates at the top of the priority list.
Please take a few minutes to review our website posts related to safety along the bike trail (i.e. riding with a friend, refraining from using ear buds while listening to music that will negatively impact your ability to hear activities around you, among other tips.
The page within our website that contains some useful rider tips is at the following location:
American River Bike Trail Safety
A link to the subject Sacramento Bee story is at the following location:
Sacramento Bee Story
A new law has been put in place that impacts folks involved in a collision along the American River Bike Trail. Anyone involved in a collision with another person on the bike trail must remain at the scene until officials arrive at the scene of the collision. The goal of the law is to eliminate hit-and-run collisions along bike trails.
The following link will direct you to an article that provides details on this new 2019 law:
New road law targets hit-and-runs on bike paths
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