Donna's Birthday Ride..Sunrise to gut west and social there!!

PLEASE JOIN US to celebrate Donna's birthday after the ride at 2:00 p.m. at Folsom Lake Bowl at 511 E Bidwell St, Folsom, CA 95630. Change into your bowling clothes and join us.  Bring your spouse or a friend and kids are welcome too.  Cost:10 hr for bowling  free shoes and comfort  food at 30 % off. Riders! it doesn't get better than this,,,,great times (pictures) for the club highest bowel wins @&)^...donna(lol)

FYI - the official address of this meeting location is in Rancho Cordova, South Bridge St, go to the end of street where the bathrooms are, across the trail from the boat launch.

 Here are links to some maps of our ride. (The first one is to Watt. The second one is to the fish hatchery, which a few us of did afterwards.) the way, here is the GPS for the parking lot.

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And a Google map link...

Ride SummaryTerrain: Paved multi-use path: fairly flat with some small rises. Distance: 26 miles   Speed: 13 - 16 average, Rider Level: Not-so-casual casual riders Sweep: No sweep


Gather at 11:00, rolling out at 11:15

High winds or temps in excess of 103 during our ride will cancel. Updates posted by 9pm Saturday.

Meet in the gravel parking lot near the ped/bike bridge that heads over the river where the bathrooms are. I'm going to be there at 8:30 am  to  go over my  bike, pump up tires etc. so show up early and we can go over your bike. 

We will go from  Upper Sunrise Recreation Area to guy west bridge and back. Our average speed for the whole ride (excluding stops) is intended to be 13 -16mph, which means speeds on flat straight sections will probably be around 16-17mph at the most.

On the way out we will take a short rest (10min.)  at riverbend park just before the bridge on the right side of the trail  to eat our power bars , fill up water bottles and use the restrooms.

Please make sure your bike is in good working order, tires inflated and so on. Bring water, snacks, and you must wear a helmet.

We are not riding in any kind of paceline. And please remember that pedestrians and equestrians have the right of way on this multi-use trail and lets not forget the wildlife that's out there as well (turkeys,deer,and snakes).

You can pay to park for the day in the Sunrise Recreational area (or buy a yearly recreational pass - all monies go right to the park system!)

 Street parking is available in Fair Oaks on the other side of the bridge and also on  south river  road(where they park for rafting) off of Sunrise Blvd.And another option is to park at the fish hatchery 1 mile up the trail for free.

Yearly parking passes are available at local REI stores and also directly from Sacramento County Parks:

 if you earn less than 40k you can get a yearly pass for $10.00 for all county parks

  FYI:  An RSVP is a social commitment. Your host and organizers go to great lengths and often personal  expense to make these events fun and enjoyable for you. If you are unable to show up please update your rsvp 30 minutes prior to the ride. This is so the group can leave on time.

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  • Donna

    Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes and goodies. Great ride & company as usual!

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will meet you somewhere on the trail down to Guy West Bridge - getting a late start (so don't wait for us). Will see you soon, though

    November 17, 2013

  • ROGER B.

    ok all bring something to snack on either befor the ride or after. if you want to. hay it's all good riders.I'll be their at 10:15 am

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    November 16, 2013

  • Wes H.

    Another vote for social tailgate

    November 15, 2013

  • Ray B.

    Social tailgate for me

    November 15, 2013

  • Donna

    Thanks Tony. No worries though we will miss you. You'll be happy to hear I finally broke down and got the clip-in shoes! I've only ridden twice but so far no fall! I do seem to have more power and since I am pulling up more, I've noticed that my quads were killing me last week!

    November 15, 2013

  • Tony

    Happy Turkey-Birthday Donna! I'm sorry to have to miss this ride. The tennis leagues start tomorrow. I'll probably be wrapped up until January, unless some of the Sunday matches start later in the day. I hope you have a great ride and a fantastic birthday! Happy bowling ya'll! Sorry to miss this one!!

    November 15, 2013

  • Donna

    Funny Rog :-) My actual birthday isn't till... well let's just say I was born on Turkey Day. Does that make me a Turkey? Hehe

    November 12, 2013

  • ROGER B.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Donna. please enjoy the whole week. Oh are you still going to bring that baby picture of you sunday morning?

    1 · November 12, 2013

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