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. The site has info on group rides, trail maps, trail work parties, club meetings, photos of rides, advocacy issues, and a 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.

Road Cycling Trips & Clubs

Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates – A group that represents bicyclists. Their aim is a safer trip 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 rides, 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.

Outdoor Recreation & Retail

Marshall Gold Mercantile

Marshall Gold Mercantile

310 Back St, Coloma, CA 95613

Find unique gifts, gold nuggets and jewelry, souvenirs, books, clothing, historic items and more. Located in the visitors center at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP. 530-622-6198

The River Store

The River Store

1032 Lotus Rd, Lotus, CA 95651

Kayaking-Rafting-Camping. Sales, rentals & World Class Kayak Instruction. Clothing, snacks, drinks, sundries and outdoor accessories. Visitor's info, local experts, maps & books. Over 35 years in Lotus. 530-626-3435

Sutter Center Market

Sutter Center Market

378 Hwy 49, Coloma, CA 95613

ATM & EBT accepted. Groceries, beer, wine, liquor, lotto, river/camping supplies, & fishing licenses. Close to Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. Open 7 days a week. 530-626-0849

Camp Lotus

Camp Lotus

5461 Bassi Rd, Lotus, CA 95651

Friendly and beautifully maintained, natural setting with lodging and camping. Deli, store, 1/2 mile of riverfont. Inside the main building you will find everything you need from soda, beer, s'mores fixings, general camping supplies, tshirts and... 530-622-8672