Within reach of the Sierra foothills, Sacramento’s levees and paved pathways are unique.
With a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community award and 240 miles of mostly-flat bike lanes and counting — plus relatively short and dry winters — Sacramento has laid the groundwork for becoming a celebrated cycling city. Partial credit has to go to the world-class, 30-mile-long American River Bike Trail, which extends from the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers to Beals Point on Folsom Lake (and sees over 5 million annual users).
For more mellow miles, add on smaller offshoots like the Two Rivers Trail and the Sacramento River Parkway — then head farther out for wide-open farmland, spectacular mountain views, and the rolling roads of the Sierra foothills.
Folsom Lake, just 30 minutes from town, has everything you need for a packed day of MTB: the sandy, cross-country terrain of Granite Bay