Want to try cycling for fun & fitness? Get ready with us for the 7th annual Princess Promenade! Trade your running shoes for wheels and join hundreds of women riding the American River bike trail! Bike Clubs & Teams of 20+ cyclists: Sign up and escort our princesses out of the staging area. We will thank your team publicly at the start.
This amazing women's bike ride is Sunday, October 5, 2014. Ride your bike in the Princess Promenade for the most fun "spin workout" you've ever seen! 15 to 64 miles of paved bike trails with no cars! Ride to get healthy. Ride to have fun. Ride to inspire you kids, friends, or meet that fitness goal. Let's go!
American River Trail
Experience a women’s ride on one of Northern California’s premier biking trails with catered rest stops along the way.
The American River Parkway bike is a fully paved, wide, two-lane bike trail with a painted yellow line down the middle. It was planned for bikes from the start; not as an afterthought. Choose your distance from 64 miles to 15 miles and take part in this biking jewel between Sacramento and Folsom. Everyone will enjoy the winding, two-lane bike trail with some rolling hills along the American River. All routes begin and end at Discovery Park in Sacramento.
Princess Challenge 100k (64 mile) – Start: 8:00 AM
Veteran riders, this one is for you! After winding your way from Discovery Park to the foothills of historic Folsom, a challenge awaits you. As a way to measure your fitness, we have added an optional “Time Your Climb” 3-Mile Time Trial to Beal’s Point at Folsom Lake. The Time Trial is limited to the first 20 riders who check in at the time trial booth just past the Negro Bar Rest Stop in Folsom. Fastest accumulative Team wins the perpetual Princess Trophy. Individual winner receives a $100 Gift Certificate and free entry to next year’s Princess Promenade. You will hit the Time Trial with about 28 miles on your legs before facing short hills of 7-9% grade with some relief and a straightaway before a final 4-5% climb to Beal’s Point. No rest stop at Beal’s Point turnaround. Please return to Negro Bar for rest stop. Recommended for riders above 15mph pace. Plan to depart Folsom for your return to Discovery Park by NLT 11:30.
Double Di (55 Mile) – Start: 8:00 AM
This beautiful ride winds along the American River and crosses the Hazel Avenue Bridge in view of the salmon fish hatchery, to the turnaround at rest stop #4 located at near mile 28, just past Negro Bar State Park. Enjoy a light lunch and refreshments before returning back to Discovery Park, or watch the Princess Challenge riders depart for their time trial. Recommended for riders above 15mph pace. Plan to depart Folsom for your return to Discovery Park by NLT 11:30.
Fergie 40 (40 Miles) – Start: 8:00 AM
Travel from Discovery Park, enjoy rest stop #1 at CSUS, then continue on to William Pond Park to rest stop #2 at mile 13. Then onward you go to the turnaround point and water station rest stop #3 at approximately mile 19.5. You’ll see the Sunrise Footbridge over the American River where miners panned for gold at Gold River.
Lady Di (26 mile) – Start: 9:00 AM
Travel from Discovery Park, enjoy rest stop #1 at CSUS, then continue on to William Pond Park to rest stop #2 at mile 13. Enjoy sunning and snacking before traveling back to Discovery Park for your celebratory finish at the Princess Bike Festival.
Princess Grace (15 mile) – Start: 9:00 AM
Travel from Discovery Park to rest stop #1 which is OVER the “mini-Golden Gate Bridge” and all the way down the twisty ramp onto the California State University Sacramento Campus (mile 8 on the bike trail). After enjoying refreshments and an incredible view of the river, return back to Discovery Park for lunch and Festival activities.
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