Commuter Connection
Commuter Connection #37

Cycle Chic Registration - Ride Like A Girl!

Join League Cycling Instructor Paula Farmer (pictured left) for a series of bicycle rides designed for women.  The rides will be held each Saturday in October and will start at the Pedal Stop, located at the corner of Leidesdorff and Reading in the Historic District Parking Garage. Assisting with the series is Erin Gorrell, (pictured right) owner of Folsom Bikes and creator of the "I Ride Like A Girl" bicycle boutique in Folsom Bike.

All rides begin at 10 a.m. except the final ride which will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is required for all rides.  Bicycles and helmets can be provided, if needed.

Series schedule and registration

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 - Overview of how your bike works and basic mechanics - learn about your bike and be safe, plus hands-on practice changing flats on the trail.  (11 mile ride)  Register for this ride.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 - Gears are good - discuss the how's, why's, and when's of changing gears to maximize your cycling experience.  Practice as you discover Folsom's many beautiful trails. (12 mile ride)  Register for this ride.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 - Clothing and accessories - ride up the trail to Folsom Bike.   Check out the latest in cycling fashion and gear, plus enjoy lunch with Owner, Erin Gorrell. (6+ mile ride) Register for this ride.  Registration limited to 20.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 - Take a quick trail ride from the Pedal Stop in Historic Downtown Folsom to Practical Cycle to test ride and experience the ease of riding an electric bike.  End our 4-week session with lunch and a discussion of possible future rides! (5+mile ride, plus electric bike test ride)

Register for this ride.  Registration limited to 15.

 For more information, contact

Bike Friendly 50
Bike News - September

Lost in Paradise? Survey Results on Parkway Signage

In August, we asked your opinions on signage on and around the American River Parkway. The TMA, in partnership with State Parks, County Regional Parks, the City of Rancho Cordova and the City of Folsom, is exploring the value of added way-finding signage to, from and along the Parkway. 


96 people weighed in on how to make the Parkway safer, easier to use and more enjoyable.  And, while the survey's focus was on infrastructure, the participants broaden the focus with comments on enforcement, illegal camping, and parkway users not respecting the signs that are already in place.


Highlights of the survey results:

65% said more signage along the Parkway would be helpful

37% said wayfinding signage would make the parkway safer

16% want more information at intersections 

28% want more information on trail conditions and closures

26% use Google Maps to determine their Parkway ride


For the full 32-page Survey Results Report, click here.


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