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American River Bicycle Trail

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American River Bicycle Trail

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California Gold Rush: The Sacramento Grid on a Self-Guided Bicycle Audio Tour
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California Gold Rush: The Sacramento Grid on a Self-Guided Bicycle Audio Tour

How did Sacramento come to be California's capital city?<br><br>What was the city's founder, a Swiss named Johann Sutter, doing here in what once was Spanish territory?<br><br>How did his efforts to expand a fort here at the confluence of two rivers lead to the discovery of gold and the rush to come get it?<br><br>Learn the answers and more by taking this 2-hour self-guided GPS tour by bicycle. Bikes can be rented in Old Sacramento at Practical Cycle. Also, at bike racks throughout the city from a bike share program lock them if you leave them. The tour departs and finishes at the Capitol, stopping along the way at markers and structures that tell us about the founding of this city and the Gold Rush of 1849. <br><br>The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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Maryann L wrote a review Apr 2020
Fair Oaks, California1,057 contributions267 helpful votes
The bike trail has always been a great place to enjoy. And, now that gyms and many parks are closed it is even better. We bike or walk portions of the trail between Sunrise Blvd and Folsom Dam. There are enough people to feel safe and yet maintain social distancing. Now there is an added bonus. The California poppies and other wildflowers are in bloom.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Jennifer C wrote a review Feb 2020
San Francisco, California14 contributions1 helpful vote
We rode 12 miles round trip from River Bend Park to Sunrise Rec Area. It’s a smooth trail through fields and trees with lovely views of the river. We saw deer, turkeys, rabbits, raptors, ducks, egrets, and herons. Many bathrooms, drinking fountains, picnic spots, and places to access the river. Fabulous!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Beachlvrrr wrote a review Jan 2020
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Take a picnic, take pictures, take a minute to relax. Be EXTREMELY careful during the warmer days! The water moves faster under water!! ( than it looks from the top) appears. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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stella614 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sacramento, California37 contributions5 helpful votes
Once a quiet getaway is now a dump filled with filth and sadly, potentially dangerous people. Sorry, but the homeless camps along the way have disturbed a once lovely local escape from the bustle of the city.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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paulj-M939CP wrote a review Jan 2020
Sacramento, California11 contributions
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January is when steelhead trout are spawning plus the end of the chinook salmon spawning season. Great views of this plus lots of other wildlife like deer, coyotes, woodpeckers, gulls, etc. The Nimbus Fish Hatchery is nearby also.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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