The American River Parkway Foundation is hosting its 20th annual cycling event, American River Bike Fest slated for Saturday, September 9. This family-friendly community event encourages Sacramento area residents to get to know the Parkway through cycling the 23-mile trail, participating in one of the nature walking tours, visit with local vendors and businesses, or have a picnic in the park while enjoying the festivities. There will be multiple rest stops along the way, sponsored by local businesses- where riders can stop for services, information, and refreshments.
There are multiple routes for participants to choose from, based on their experience level.
- 45+ Mile
- 18+ Mile
- 12+ Mile
- 5+ Mile
- Choose your own adventure!
The event begins at 6 a.m. on Sept. 9 at the William B. Pond Recreation area, 5700 Arden Way in Carmichael and continues until 2 p.m. After their ride- participants will gather at William B. Pond Recreation Area at 11 a.m. for the festival that features lunch, live music, kids play zone, a community and wellness corner, craft beer garden, and much more! Individual tickets are available for cycling and festival, or the festival only. A catered lunch is included with the purchase of both ticket options.
Proceeds will benefit the Parkway Foundation’s Parkway Connect program that benefits the under-served communities that surround the American River. For more information or to register visit: www.ARPF.org/Bikefest