Our region provides awesome opportunities for riding, with extensive trail networks throughout the area. The Central Valley is fairly flat, but hills aren’t too far away if that’s your jam. Flat trails, mountain bike singletrack, the American River Parkway and on-road facilities can take you to your destination or get you outside for recreation. The Sacramento region has it all!
The easiest place to ride in Sacramento is on the American River Parkway. Thirty miles of ﬂat trail that meanders along the scenic American River, with plenty of options for shorter routes. It’s a 30 mile bike trail from Discovery Park in Sacramento all the way up to Folsom and is one of the most frequented trails in the entire USA.
Or, consider from Davis to Winters (15 miles one way) via the Russell bike path and Putah Creek Road. Quiet roads with orchards and farms will get you into the cool town of Winters which has great coffee and other food and beverage.
If you want to hire a bicycle for the day or try out a new ride, head over to Mike’s Bikes in Sacramento, the Trek Bike Store in Midtown or Practical Cycles in Sacramento or Folsom.
Want to go further? Try these for longer rides:
West Sacramento to Clarksburg. This 44-mile (RT) ride starts from the Southport Town Center at the intersection of Lake Washington and Jefferson boulevards in West Sacramento and runs south along the Sacramento River for eight miles (including about three miles of gravel road) before cutting to the southwest, and taking you on a tour of delta country. You’ll hit Clarksburg around mile 14, where Husick’s Taphouse and BBQ is great for café and grub, or push on two more miles to Bogle Winery.
Or, try the challenging Around the Mountain. From Winters, head up highway 128 around the Berryessa Damn and then to Highway 121 towards Napa. Make a sharp left and cruise down Wooden Valley among gorgeous orchards, and drop into Mankas Corners for a bite. Return to Davis via Fairﬁeld, Pleasant’s Valley Road and back to Winters. Extend the fun with a start/ﬁnish in Davis.
West Sacramento to Clarksburg - check the route out here.
Around the Mountain - get the route information here.
For more information on trails and places to ride, head to SABA’s website here.