Commuter Connection
Commuter Connection #27

Gold Line returns to the Historic District Station

The Gold Line resumed service to the Historic District Station on Wednesday after being out of service since Dec. 12, when a semi-truck transporting an oversized load ran into the crossing gate mechanism at the Natoma Street intersection in Folsom. 


Bike Trail Status

While the north side of the Lake Natoma bike trail is not passable, the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail is now open from mile 3 to mile 23. Regional Parks requests that all park visitorsshare the trail as most of the decomposed granite shoulders are still washed out. Foot traffic will need to use the asphalt portion of the trail in most locations. Discovery Park, mile 0 - 3, is still experiencing flooding.  To check on trail/park accessibility, visit the Sacramento County Regional Park web site.  Or, you can check the parkway's Facebook Page.  The foot bridge near the Sunrise bridge will be closed indefinitely until repairs can be made. The railing brackets on the down river side sustained damaged when the river levels reached 80,000 CFS. There is no estimate on when the foot bridge will re-open.

Schedule Bike Clinics

The 50 Corridor TMA will offer free bike clinics to employers and other groups on the 50 Corridor, leading up to May Is Bike Month.  The one-hour clinics are led by certified League Cycling Instructors and can be scheduled for dates, starting March 20.  The clinics are intended to be scheduled during the work day, targeting the noon hour, but we will consider other requests.

When requesting a clinic, you must guarantee 10 participants and an adequate meeting room with Power Point capabilities.

Three clinic topics will be offered this year:

Bicycle Basics - designed for beginning cyclists or cyclists who need a refresher on laws, equipment, types of bikes, etc. To request a clinic on Bicycle Basics, SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST HERE

Traffic Skills for Cyclists - designed for intermediate cyclists who ride in  traffic and need more information about lane positioning and crash avoidance.  To request a clinic on Traffic Skills, SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST HERE.

How Bicycles Work and How to Keep Them Working - this clinic will the basics of bicycle mechanics and how to perform routine maintenance.  To request a clinic on How Bicycles Work, SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST HERE

You may request more than one clinic.



Bike Friendly 50
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100th Anniversary Bike Ride In Planning Stages

In October 1917, Gene Hepting and "Abbie" Budd rode their bicycles from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe in 17 hours and 29 minutes.  One hundred years later, El Dorado County resident Jeff Barker  is planning to celebrate that ride with a yet-to-be-defined event in the September/October time frame.  Barker presented the history of the ride and planning details at the January meeting of the Bike Friendly 50 Committee.  


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