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:
Mr. Frank Cirill was a long-time resident of East Sacramento in the River Park Community. Mr. Cirill passed away January 7, 2017, at the age of 94. During his lifetime, he played a significant role in preserving, protecting, and shaping the future of the American River Parkway. Continue reading
We have two photographs that show the change in the level of the American River between May 2015 and Feb 2017. Click on the photos for a close up view. Notice the H Street Bridge in the distance connecting East Sacramento and Campus Commons.
View from Guy West Bridge (near CSUS College) in May 2015, looking North.
View from Guy West Bridge (near CSUS College) in Feb 2017, looking North.
Providing Bicycle Safety Information is one role of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We periodically review a document released by this national agency dated in 2013 that contains very helpful bicycle safety information. We encourage all American River Bike Trail users to review this information and share the information with their children, if applicable.
Some great bicycle safety information!
NHTSA Bicycle Safety Information Article
The Sacramento Bee is reporting that approximately 176 acres fire burned yesterday afternoon along the American River Bike Trail in Sacramento near Cal Expo. For those who view our website from outside of Sacramento, Cal Expo is generally North/Northwest of the H Street Bridge that crosses the American River.
Parts of the bike trail were closed as fire vehicles accessed the area using the paved bike trail as fire crews battled the fire. Anyone living in western sections of Arden Arcade or East/North Sacramento could see the flames and smoke. Fire crews included a helicopter providing overhead fire fighting support.
For more information, please access the following link to the Cal Expo Area Fire story in the Sacramento Bee.
Sacramento Bee writer Tony Bizjak posted an interesting article on the SacBee.com website that addresses the issue of Sacramento bicyclists using Sacramento Area sidewalks.
The article basically reports on upcoming City Council meetings that will address posting signs stating which sidewalks can and cannot be used by bicyclists.
A link to the article is at the following location: Tony Bizjak Article on Sacramento Bicycles On Sacramento Sidewalks.
Happy Fourth of July Everyone!
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.