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.