The South Fork Film Festival
June 10, 2017
The South Fork Film Festival celebrates all river recreation paddle sports with headliner films from the National Paddling Film Festival 2017 collection. Opening the FilmFest will be submitted short films and classic films from local community members.
Join us June 10th from 5 PM to 10 PM at the Gold Trail Grange in Coloma, CA. FilmFest tickets are $5, which includes a drink ticket, and from 5 to 6 PM children under 12 are free. There will be food for sale and a variety of beverages. Proceeds will go to maintaining the Grange as a Coloma-Lotus community hall and restoring the Grange riverfront.
Eppie's Great Race
July 15, 2017
Now in its 44th year, the Eppie’s triathlon features a 5.82-mile run, a 12.5-mile bike and a 6.10-mile paddle held along the scenic American River Parkway in Rancho Cordova and Sacramento. You can compete as an individual or in a 2- or 3-person relay team.
Motherlode Century Fall Classic
September 10, 2017
Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Motherlode Century ride! The Motherlode is conveniently staged in the foothills of the El Dorado County Gold Country, and offers four tours from 35 leisurely to 95 challenging miles. Please see our Routes page for maps and descriptions.
The start/finish is located in the beautiful Coloma Valley just upstream of the gold discovery site that brought the 49’ers west. Our host camp is American River Resort located in Coloma, CA on the South Fork of the American River.
This bike ride partners with Friends of El Dorado Trails, building a trail from South Lake Tahoe to Folsom, Susan G. Komen , meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer, and the American River Conservancy, ensuring healthy ecosystems within the Upper American and upper Cosumnes River Watersheds through land conservation, stewardship and education.
Coloma Gold Rush Live
October 12-15, 2017
Come visit a living history encampment of the Gold Rush era. Pan for gold, listen to music of the miners, and hear the re-enactors tell stories of the days of old. Call the museum at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park for more. (530) 622-3470
Gold Discovery Day
January 24th marks the anniversary of James Marshall’s momentous discovery of gold in the tail race of Sutter’s Mill. This event is commemorated every year at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park with living history, interactive period trade demonstrations, music and a Gold Rush Symposium featuring noted authors and scholars on gold rush history. Time: 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Parking is $8.00 per car. For more information and the exact date for 2018, please contact the Park museum at (530) 622-3470.
Springtime Poppy Walk
Robin and Bill Center lead this annual one-of-a-kind Poppy Walk. With glowing orange fields overlooking the crystal water of the South Fork of the American River, the stunning contrasts and vibrant colors are a sight few have the fortune of witnessing. The river trail is steep in places but has a good flat bed. Hiking to the flowers takes about 15-20 minutes. The river trail also has views of some of the earliest land that the American River Conservancy (ARC) protected around Triple Threat Rapid. Desserts, healthy snacks, and punch will await your return to the house.
Actual date depends on bloom time. Requested donations support ARC’s American River Trail Campaign. Please call ARC at 530-621-1224 for more information.