This Sunday June 4 – Ride with Davis Mayor Robb Davis to the Sacramento State Capitol See the ride … read more
At the 11th hour, as I was preparing my clothing, food and hydration for the Eagle ride from Davis to… read more
A ride we’ve been doing since 2003, our 2016 trek will be led, once again, by widely honored Sacramento Bike Expert, Ed… read more
L-R: Lawrence Risley, Paul & Kathrin Krieg, Martin Krieg, Amy Oleynik Edward Cox, Phyl Cox, Rose Calzontzi, Tammie Lindstrom, John… read more
On our 9th ride on the American River Parkway (ARP) from the beautiful Larkspur Landing hotel (NBG riders can save… read more
Complete with info about the jewel it harbors, the American River Parkway, as well as exciting BikeParty Sacramento, all the… read more
The second annual Tour de Sacramento, led by city bike coordinator, Ed Cox, began from the beautiful Embassy Suites Hotel…. read more
As a part of our plan to assign anchor hotels to the 19 major cities that hold our coast-to-coast route together,… read more
Our San Jose/San Francisco to Washington, DC map leaves Folsom tomorrow on our way to Reno. With the Bay Area… read more
We traveled to what we feel is a perfect world example of how the National Bicycle Greenway can take advantage of the geographical assets each region all across the United States has to offer to increase the well being of all those who use it as well as those who live and work nearby. While it takes a region wide community of people from many walks of life to manage the 37+ mile American River Parkway jewel set at the base of the Sierras, we found three authoritative voices who have had decades of experience with it on many levels. In the words ahead, you can hear what Folsom Recreation Manger, Lynn Lepage, Folsom Water Works Operator, Daryl Pearson and Folsom Trails Director, Jim Konopka, have to say about the true bicycle treasure they get to enjoy on a daily basis.
[sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://www.radio4all.net/files/NBG@bikeroute.com/1680-1-AmRiver.mp3″ title=”American River Podcast”] American River Podcast (59:03)
Excerpt from “How America Can Bike and Grow Rich” below.
Click to watch slide show:
||And it was easy to understand why. A true bicycle heaven indeed, we all looked forward to riding the American River Parkway. Perfectly smooth asphalt, it offered the ultimate two wheel escape. Tomorrow we would all be on a path that felt miles from nowhere even though busy freeways and the life of small cities lay just beyond the river bluffs. We would look out on a peaceful summer-time river that gently poured over the rocky bottom it often exposed.|
Along the way, we would ride through a few tree shaded, lawn covered parks, cross the American River on an historic metal bridge and be entertained by all the people frolicking in the many different swimming holes along the way. As the trail neared the base of the Sierras we would find ourselves passing through miles and miles of untouched open space where even the occasional tell tale sign of human life, such as a far away building or road, almost as instantly disappeared from sight.
American River Associations