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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sacramento River Ride - New Route, due to Construction

Our access to the Freeport Bridge is blocked because of construction on Freport, but have no fear - there is a solution!

River Riders, I've been talking to a few people and have a suggested route to look at for the Tuesday RR. Here's a quick overview and a reason why I think it would work well.
Time: 6:00PM
Distance: 23.5 miles
Meet: West side of the Capital Bridge on the bike trail Parking: There are many spots between Old Sacramento and Broadway on Front Street
Route:
(promenade)
Bike Trail to Mill Street
Left on 5th Street (becomes South River Road)
Cross Bridge and make a left to continue on S. River Rd.
(Ride Begins)
Continue South and turn left after going under railroad tracks to continue on S. River Road.
Turn Right on Babel Slough
Turn Right on Jefferson
Turn Right on Burrows
Turn Left back onto S.River Rd. going North.
Continue to traditional finish where the ride started.
Finish line is at the pavement change before the bridge.

https://www.strava.com/routes/2502538

This route is a little shorter than the other one proposed, it also eliminates the railroad tracks on 151. Heading north on Jefferson should be a safer option since the wind will keep the group on the right side gutter where if we went south on Jefferson, the common west wind would have riders fanned across the road. This would encourage riders to cross the centerline into oncoming traffic and also make it more difficult for vehicles to pass. We would also be cutting out the time spent on the busiest section of Jefferson and their wouldn't be any stoplights.
Thoughts?

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