September 8th, the Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks opened the
Off-Paved Trail Cycling Pilot Program in Woodlake and Cal Expo areas of the
American River Parkway. Mountain bikers are allowed to ride six miles of
unpaved maintenance and fire roads in these areas during a trial period from
September 2017 to 2020. Mountain biking remains prohibited throughout the
American River Parkway outside of the Woodlake and Cal Expo areas.
The purpose of the pilot
is to determine whether Off-Paved Trail Cycling can be an appropriate permanent
use in the American River Parkway. This pilot program was included in the
American River Parkway Plan, and after the three year trial period and
evaluation, this pilot program may be made a permanent use with an Area Plan
Map Amendment approved by the Board of Supervisors.