American River Level Near CSUS College

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. 

American River view from Guy West Bridge May 2015.

View from Guy West Bridge (near CSUS College) in May 2015, looking North.









View of American River from Guy West Bridge Feb 2017.

View from Guy West Bridge (near CSUS College) in Feb 2017, looking North.

Bicycle Safety Information

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

Fire Along American River Parkway Near Cal Expo

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.


Join the Discussion

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!

City of Sacramento Addresses Bicycles On Sacramento Area Sidewalks

Sacramento Bee writer Tony Bizjak posted an interesting article on the  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!

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.

Like image of american river bike trail cyclist.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.