Mountain Biking & Road Cycling

The American River watershed has hundreds of miles of trails suitable for mountain biking.
You can also ride the roads along the river or cross some of the many bridges. For more information on trails and groups, visit the sites below.

Mountain Biking Trails & Guides


Folsom-Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition (FATRAC) – This mountain biking group has three goals: maintain local trails, keep the public informed and ride. Site has info on group rides, trail maps, trail work parties, club meetings, photos of rides, advocacy issues and quarterly newsletter.

Mike’s Favorite Mountain Bike Rides – Includes a description and photographs of a 16-mile out and back trail ride from Salmon Falls Road down to Salmon Falls Bridge, plus links to many northern California rides.

Motherlode Trails Bike Club – Mother Lode Trails is YOUR local volunteer-run trail information and resource website. Find up-to-the minute trail alerts, links and trail news for Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado, Yuba and Nevada counties.

Top 10 Mtn Bike Trails -  – Whether you’re on a week-long vacation or just in for a day of exceptional riding, here are our top 10 recommendations.

TahoeBike.com – Links page for mountain biking in California.









Road Cycling Trips & Clubs


Bike Trails in Folsom – Photos of riders and construction on the trails in Folsom, and a link to a PDF of the extensive City of Folsom Bike Trail Map.

Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates – A group that represents bicyclists. Their aim is more a safer trips by bike. Links to biking resources, classes, and forums.

Sacramento Bike Hikers – The oldest continually active cycling club in the Sacramento area, founded in 1968. Their focus is on recreational and tour cycling. Has photos, club ride and tour lists along with history, and an online mailing list.

Sacramento Wheelman – A non-profit organization for cycling and related activities based in Sacramento. The club was formed over 30 years ago and currently has over 700 members. It is well known for sponsoring the annual Sierra Century, a premier cycling event in northern California.


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