Distance: ~30 miles (optional to extend it to 36 miles (ride to C.M. Goethe Park River bridge at end of ride)
Terrain: Paved road with rolling hills
Type: Road and Mountain bike
Ride along the American River to Folsom Lake (9th largest CA reservoir) and back. We will be riding the American River National Bike Trail and Johnny Cash Bike Trails. Except for Folsom, we will be riding mostly bike paths and following the meandering American River. The ride is designed to be a loop and to end by the parking lot that we started at. Please bring lunch and snacks. There is an optional lunch break by the boat ramp where we can relax and dunk your feet in the river.
For those interested in carpooling, a carpool signup sheet has been created for this MIT event: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/btv0i5. You may indicate your interest in carpooling in that signup sheet. Please make sure to exchange contact information (e.g., phone numbers) and email precise directions of where and when to meet).
Additional items to bring:
- Water (at least 2 liters per person and some snack)
- Snack and lunch for the ride
- $6 parking fee into the park
- Great smile and fantastic attitude
Just a gentle reminder, please remember to eat before engaging in strenuous exercise. Please have breakfast before this ride.
Upper Sunrise Boat Ramp Parking (there are actually 2 parking lots - one by the boat ramp (and pedestrian bridge) and another one just south of it). You may park in either one (we will be congregating by the boat ramp (GPS coordinates: 38.6364805268049, -121.26380562698318).
American River Bike Trail: https://regionalparks.saccounty.gov/Documents/ParkwayMap.pdf
RideWithGPS Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35848097 (note: our starting point will not be C.M Goethe Park)
The MIT Club of Northern California and organizers do not assume any responsibility for any personal injuries or property damage suffered during this event. Cycling is a sport that has inherent risks. Each participant is entirely responsible for being aware of these risks and taking necessary precautions. Every cyclist must wear a helmet. We require that all cyclists submit a signed liability waiver, which we will provide to those who RSVP.
Because this event is in person, you acknowledge the below by coming to this event.
I acknowledge and understand that: (i) I am not required to participate in this event; (ii) my participation is voluntary and at my sole risk; and (iii) I am responsible for my own protection against Covid-19, including, without limitation, following all health and safety protocols communicated to me or posted at the event venue.