Park Rangers Discover Body Near Bike Trail and Northgate Boulevard

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

Rock Throwing Along The American River Bike Trail

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

Bike Trail Assault: Near Sunrise Walk Bridge

One of our website visitors provided information related to an alleged assault that occurred along the American River Bike Trail this past Sunday, 2/15/15 at approximately 6:00 P.M.  The report identified the location near the Sunrise Walk Bridge/boat ramp area.  For individuals outside of Sacramento, the Sunrise Walk Bridge vicinity can be identified on a map as the area where Sunrise Boulevard crosses the American River. The  victim in this incident requested that we provide information as a warning to others traveling the American River Bike Trail in the same area. Continue reading

Suspect Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Bicyclist Along American River Bike Trail

One of our website visitors forwarded a link to a Sacramento Bee article related to an alleged assault that occurred along the American River Bike Trail this past Sunday.  As noted in the Sacramento Bee article, the assault was fortunately interrupted by other folks using the bike trail and the suspect was subsequently arrested. Continue reading