Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Parkway Biking Announcement

Parks department holding event to encourage bike riding
By Niesha Lofing -
Published 7:12 am PDT Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A bike, a bagel and a breath of fresh air on the way to work?

You bet.

The Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks is hosting Park'n Ride to Work, an event to support the annual Bike to Work Day, from 6 to 10 a.m. Thursday.

The event also will launch the promotion season for the Passport Annual Parks Pass, which allows holders unlimited access and parking at Sacramento County regional parks, according to a department news release.

Participants can park for free and enter the bike trail at Lower Sunrise, Sacramento Bar, William B. Pond Recreation Area and the American River Parkway South.

Coffee, juice and bagels will be available at "energizer stations" at the four entrances. Participants also can purchase a 2008/2009 parks passport and register to win a free Trek 7000 bicycle, courtesy of Bicycles Plus in Folsom.

Revenue earned through the passport program stays with the regional parks department and helps fund operating and maintenance of the parks.