Our 50 Corridor cyclists share their favorite bike rides



The El Dorado Trail  |   Placerville   (foothills)
Best Starting Point:  Mosquito Road Trailhead, Placerville, CA
Duration of ride:  5-15 miles, 1-2 hours
Difficulty of the Route: Moderate
Elevation Gain:  between 500 and 1,000 feet
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Ride best suited for:  all types of bicycles
Facility:  multi-use path
Suited for: Families, Novice and Experienced Adults
Contact for Ride Info (Video Submission):  Greg Wilkinson 
For information on hotels, restaurants and other attractions:  Jody Franklin
530-621-5885
800-457-6279

French Creek Road   |   Shingle Springs   (foothills)


Best Starting Point: Corner of Mother Lode Dr and French Creek Road, Shingle Springs  (Exit 37 from Highway 50, 3 miles north on Mother Lode)


Duration of ride:  16-30 miles, 1-2 hours


Difficulty of the Route: Difficult


Elevation Gain:  More than 1,000 feet


Primary Surface:  Asphalt/concrete


Facility: Road without bike lanes


Ride best suited for: Experienced Adults


Contact for Ride Info (Video Submission): Dr. Anthony Retodo


For information on hotels, restaurants and other attractions: Jody Franklin
530-621-5885
800-457-6279


Humbug Willow Creek Trail   |   Folsom  (flatlands)


Best Starting Point: East Natoma Street and Fergusen Way, Folsom 95630


Duration of ride:  5-15 miles, less than 1 hour


Difficulty of the Route:  Easy


Elevation Gain: up to 500 feet


Primary Surface: Asphalt/concrete


Facility:  Bike Path


Ride best suited for: Families and Novice Adults


Contact for Ride Info (Video Submission):  Shahed Ameer


For info on hotels, restaurants and other attractions:  Mary Ann McAlea

Folsom Tourism

916-985-2698


Folsom Lake Recreation Area Trail    |    Folsom  (flatlands)


Best Starting Point:  Negro Bar, California State Parks, Folsom


Duration of ride: less than 5 miles; less than one hour


Difficulty of the Route: Easy


Elevation Gain: up to 500 feet


Primary Surface: Asphalt/concrete


Facility: Bike Path


Ride best suited for: Families and Novice Adults


For Ride Info Contact (Video Submission):  Shahed Ameer


For info on hotels, restaurants and other attractions: Mary Ann McAlea

Folsom Tourism

916-985-2698


Lake Natoma Loop  |   Rancho Cordova and Folsom  (flatlands)


Best Starting Point:  CSUS Aquatic Center (this video starts at the Stone Creek Bike Trail in Rancho Cordova)


Duration of the ride: 16-30 miles, 1-2 hours


Difficulty of the Route: Moderate


Elevation Gain: up to 500 feet


Primary Surface:  Asphalt/concrete


Facility:  Multi-use Path


Ride best suited for:  Families, Novice and Experienced Adults


For Ride Information Contact (Video Submission): David Safdy

For info on hotels, restaurants and other attractions:

Mary Ann McAlea

Folsom Tourism

916-985-2698


or Marc Sapoznik

Visit Rancho Cordova

916-290-5166



American River Parkway, Fair Oaks to Sacramento (flatlands)


Best Starting Point:  Bannister Park, Fair Oaks


Duration of the ride: 16-30 miles, 1 - 2 hours


Difficulty of the Route: Difficult


Elevation Gain: Between 500 and 1,000 feet


Primary Surface: Asphalt/concrete


Facility:  Multi-use Path / Levee Maintenance Road


Ride best suited for: Families, Novice and Experienced Adults


For Ride Info Contact (Video Submission): Joel Berrios


For info on hotels, restaurants and other attractions:

Mary Ann McAlea

Folsom Tourism

916-985-2698


or Marc Sapoznik

Visit Rancho Cordova

916-290-5166