AMERICAN RIVER BIKE PATROL
FOR THE AMERICAN RIVER PARKWAY, SACRAMENTO CA
Giving Tuesday coming, Tuesday, November 28
A BIG Thanks!
Giving Tuesday, Tuesday, November 28, is now past. Thanks to the cycling and hiking public for supporting this national day of giving to nonprofit organizations like the ARBP.
Within a few days we’ll get a report out as to number of, and,￼ total donations, once on-line giving finishes and mail donations arrive.
Thanks, from the ARBP Board!
By the way, one can still donate on-line, just go to: americanriverbikepatrol.org/help-the-patrol. To mail a check: American River Bike Patrol, P. O. Box 2773, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-9407. Thanks!
Each year our Patrol gives away hundreds of tubes and patch kits to trail users, bike helmets to kids and first aid supplies. We also implement safe riding and walking educational programs and provide regular hydration/info stations on the parkway. We recently started a Junior Bike Patrol program with Cordova High School, and 20 disadvantaged youth are learning cycling skills, team work, bike maintenance and first-aid skills; at completion of the program, each youth receives a new Trek bike and other equipment. Your support helps offset those costs and other incidentals for our volunteer organization.
Thanks, again, for your support of the American River Bike Patrol!
BIKE PATROL STORY
The Bike Patrollers of the all-volunteer American River Bike Patrol provide emergency bike repair, first aid and trail safety along the 32-mile Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail within the American River Parkway in Sacramento County and the 37-mile El Dorado Trail in El Dorado County.
They pride themselves in serving as trail ambassadors, helping trail users find their way and enjoy their trail experience safely. All are members of the National Bike Patrol (a unit of the National Ski Patrol) and have been certified in first aid by the NSP, emergency bike repair and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Since its establishment in 2020, the Bike Patrol has received many national, state, regional and local honors including being named the finest bike patrol in the nation, having the finest patrol director and the finest bike patroller in the nation. It is an elite group that takes pride in excellence of service to all trail users.
To join the Bike Patrol, click "Join Patrol" above.
FREE KIDS BIKE HELMETS
Free helmets are given to children who need them at patrol gatherings held on the First Saturday of each month. To reserve helmets, email firstname.lastname@example.org and see Calendar for time and location of these First Saturday events.
The helmets are provided as a public service by UC Davis Health, Injury and Violence Prevention and the American River Bike Patrol.