Ride the Parkway.

Join us for the 16th Anniversary of Ride the Parkway! Ride your bike on the American River Parkway and then party with friends, beer, food and live music. Come ride with us on October 6, 2019.

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October 2019

What could be better?

Bikes, BBQ, & Beer.

Ride with us this fall to benefit the best cycling spot in town - the American River Parkway!

Grab your friends and your roadie, fixie, single-speed, or cruiser and choose from 3 different routes along the paved Jedediah Smith Memorial Bike Trail, stretching from Downtown Sacramento to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery. Rest stops will be provided along the way. All routes start and finish at William B. Pond Recreation Area.

Featuring live music from Rod Stinson Band and catering by Rossi Catering.


A ride for everyone

Don't worry, there's a Ride the Parkway route for cyclists of any ability.

Cruiser Route (9am): 5 miles; ride upstream & turn around Hagan Park

Fixie/Single-Speed Route (8am): 12 miles; ride downstream and loop around at Guy West Bridge

Roadie Route (7am): 26+ miles; ride downstream & turn around at Mile Marker 3, with an optional add-on ride upstream & turn around at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery

Rest Stop Hours

  • Guy West Bridge: 8 – 11:30 am
  • Upper Sunrise: 8:30 am – 12 pm


An event for everyone

Relax after the ride, with good food, beer, music, and people.

The BBQ: The post-ride festival starts at 11am at William B. Pond. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic blanket for the party with live music, a delicious lunch (vegetarian options will be available), and a mini beer/wine garden with local brews. Plus, win awesome prizes from local restaurants, breweries, cycling shops and more!

The Music: Enjoy your food while listening to great live music!

The Competition: Are you a member of a cycling team or club? Or do you just love to go out riding with a group of your friends? We want to see who can bring out the most riders! Enter a team name when you register for a chance to win a beer prize! Please be sure all team members enter the same name.

The Beneficiary: Proceeds from Ride the Parkway benefit the American River Parkway Foundation’s programs that remove trash and debris, maintain the multi-use trail, and restore habitat.



Registration includes a t-shirt, BBQ lunch, raffle ticket, and beverages.

See you then!


Includes the ride and the after party: barbecue, beer, and music

  • $ 80.00

    Pricing thru 10/4/19

  • $80 (until 10/4)
    $100 (Day-of 10/6/19)

Adult Park Pass

Ride, BBQ, and a $50 value Sacramento County park pass

  • $ 125.00

    Pricing thru 10/4/19

  • $125 (until 10/4)

Kids 12+

Bring your children out to the ride; kids 11 and under are free

  • $ 45.00

    Pricing thru 10/4/19

  • $45 (until 10/4)
    $50 (Day-of 10/6/19)

BBQ Only

Even if you can't make the ride, you're invited to the party

  • $ 40.00

    Pricing thru 10/6/19

New: Get a Jersey!

Ride the Parkway in style.

New Ride the Parkway jerseys are now available through Voler Premium Cycling Apparel! Made in California from the finest quality domestic and foreign fabrics and trims. Available in race and club fit for both men and women. $77-$85

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The Route

Choose from 3 different routes along the paved Jedediah Smith Memorial Bike Trail, stretching from Downtown Sacramento to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery


We want to say thanks to our sponsors for all the support in supporting Ride the Parkway, and the American River Parkway Foundation. Thank you!

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