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Anyone who rides a recumbent trike or bike and wants to ride socially with other recumbent trikers and bikers will want to join this meetup. We will go for rides of all speeds, distances, and energy levels.

We can meet anywhere from Reno to the Bay Area and explore.

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American River Parkway ride (31 miles)

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I'm hosting a Bay Area Recumbent Cyclists Meetup group ride on the eastern section of the American River Trail. You're welcome to join us! The following are some details:

BARC Spring Ride - American River Trail (Carmichael, CA)

The BARC Spring Ride for 2022 will be held near Sacramento on the American River Parkway (AKA The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail). The trail is a 30+ mile multi-use paved path that runs from Old Town Sacramento to Folsom. Our route today will cover the eastern part of the trail, generally considered to be the better half for riding scenery and trail character. We’ll meet and start the ride at the parking lot at William B. Pond Recreation Area in Carmichael, CA. There is a $6 entrance fee for vehicles. There is a restroom and water fountain at the meeting/starting spot. Plenty of restrooms along the route too.

We’ll start today's ride heading east on the trail, stopping as necessary/desired. When we get to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery we will begin a loop around Lake Natoma, riding the smoothly-paved trail on both the north and south shores of the lake. We’ll stop for lunch in Old Folsom to enjoy lunch at Karen’s Bakery, a favorite stop for lunch and/or coffee near the trail with plenty of outdoor seating (see references link below for menu/info). After lunch we’ll ride the last 14 miles of the ride back to our starting spot. Meet at William B. Pond Park parking lot (Click here or for precise location in Google Maps)

Wheels-roll time is 9:30 AM, plan to arrive 15-30 minutes early.
Anyone that still has energy to burn after the ride is welcome to join me to ride some extra miles.

Distance: 31 miles
Pace: 10-12 mph when rolling on flats
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39332867

References:
Trail info: https://regionalparks.saccounty.gov/Parks/Pages/JedediahSmith.aspx

William Pond Rec Area Info: https://regionalparks.saccounty.gov/Parks/Pages/WilliamB.PondRecreationArea.aspx

Karen’s Bakery: https://www.karensbakery.com/

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