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American River Parkway Skating Ban Lifted
January 1, 2000
The ban against skating on the American River Parkway
in Sacramento county, California as lifted,
at least temporarily, on January 1, 2000.
AMERICAN RIVER PARKWAY SKATING BAN LIFTED
AS OF JANUARY 1, 2000
(This article wes written on Decemberf 27, 1999)
The American River Parkway is a paved trail that runs along
the American River from
Discovery Park in Sacramento to Beale's Point at Folsom Lake.
On January 1, 2000, inline skaters will be legal and welcome
on this trail for the first time.
The trail is being opened to inline skaters on
a trial basis, from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2000. At
the end of that time, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors
and the Sacramento City Council will decide if the skating ban
will be lifted permanently.
California State Bill SB-923
(Inline Skating on the American River Parkway)
first introduced on February 25, 1999 by
State Senator Patrick Johnston.
It was supported by the
Sacramento County Board of Supervisors,
the Sacramento City Council, and the
National Skate Patrol.
The bill was approved by the Governor of California
on July 13, 1999.
Join the Opening Day Celebration
Ring in the Year 2000 by joining Sacramento-area
skaters for an opening day celebration skate on
Saturday, January 1, 2000.
One group of celebrants will start skating at 9:00 a.m.
and a second group will start at 12 noon. The American River
Parkway is 32 miles each
way, and some skaters plan to do the round trip in 2 days,
spending the night in Folsom, and returning to Sacramento
the next day.
For more information about the skate,
American River Celebration Skate
Sacramento Skating Web site.
or email Bernard at
Articles About the Trail Opening
River Trail Set to Go In-Line (12/5/99)
Article by Robert D. Dávila published in the
The American River Parkway
Article by Carol Kracht published in the
About the Trail
American River Bike Trail - Map
Trail map, from the Sacramento Area Council
of Governments Web site.
American River Bicycle Trail - Mileage
Mileage between landmarks on the American River Bike Trail.
From the California State Parks Web site.
Book: Biking & Hiking the American River Parkway
A mile by mile narrative of natural and cultural history along the
Jedediah Smith Memorial Bicycle Trail
from Discovery Park to
Beals Point on Folsom Lake. From the
American River Natural History Association.
State Parks on the American River
from the California State Parks Web site.
Panelists Split Over Skates on Trail (8/25/98)
The task force appointed by the Sacramento County
Board of Supervisors is split on the decision to
allow inline skating on the American River Bike Trail
Article by Robert D. Dávila published in the
Newspaper on August 25, 1998.
Inline Skates on Trails
Gordon Innes of Sacramento participated in the effort to lift
the American River Trail Skating ban. This article by Gordon
discusses some of the pros and cons of allowing inline skaters
on bicycle paths.
Bike Plan Source.
The Complete Text of Bill SB-932 (7/13/99)
The complete text of the bill to add Section 5842.5
to the Public Resources Code, and allow inline skating
on the American River Parkway.
Governor Signs Legislation
The Governor of the State of California signed Bill
SB-932 on July 13, 1999.
The Complete History of Bill SB-923
The legislative history of the bill.
The Conditions of the Trial Period (11/19/99)
This memo from the Sacramento County
Department of Parks and Recreation
specifies the terms and conditions of the one-year trial
period (January 2000 through December 2000).
American River Parkway Funding
This 12/26/99 article
by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
discusses finding a permanent source of funding
for the American River Parkway.
$50,000 Requested for Lifting Ban
This 11/19/99 report from the County of Sacramento, Office of Budget
and Debt Management, requests that the County consider
budgeting an extra $50,000
to cover costs associated
with lifting the ban on inline skating on the American River
Parkway in fiscal year 1999/2000.
American River Natural History Association
ARNHA was incorporated in 1981 as a public benefit corporation for the purpose of
promoting, aiding and augmenting the education activities of the Sacramento
County park system.
The American River Parkway Foundation
P.O. Box 188437, Sacramento CA 95818-8437
Phone: 916-456-7423 | Fax: 916-455-4632
The Foundation's mission statement reads: "To support the
preservation, protection, enhancement and appreciation of
the natural resources of the American River Parkway."
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