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TARTAR 2018 - Fri 4/20 to Sun 4/22 - American River Parkway


Hello, Russell from the Bay Area here. Since 2012, there has been an annual weekend gathering of recumbent trike and bike riders on the American River Trail in April. The word has traditionally gone out on the recumbent rider message board in the Trikes discussion category. I’m sure some of you will already be aware of this gathering, hope to see you again.

For those who might be hearing about this event for the first time, I’d like to invite y’all to join in too. There’s been about 30-35 riders at recent gatherings and some people even come from other nearby states to attend. It would really be great if we could get good representation from the local recumbent rider population.

As might be expected on a ride like this with both trikes and bikes and mixed rider abilities, the rides naturally separate into groups of riders riding at the same pace, so everyone seems to get to ride in a group no matter whether they ride along the trail at 8 mph or flirt with the speed limit.

If interested, for all the details go to:

All the rides are starting at the Holiday Inn in Rancho Cordova. We take the Sunrise Bikeway to the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail (aka American River Parkway), always first gathering for a group photo near the boat launch ramp a little past mile marker 20 and the old Fair Oaks Bridge. It takes us about 15 minutes to get to the launch ramp from the hotel. Local riders may prefer to meet us at the launch ramp area. It is perfectly OK to attend a ride one day but not the next.

Post-ride socializing at the hotel is another tradition. All are welcome. There is a shady outdoor area in the front corner of the hotel that is accessible without going through the hotel lobby.

Wanna go? Any questions?

20 Apr 2018 - 5:00pm
11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA

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This trike is outfitted for multi-day camping trips and specifically for hunting and packing in and out of the backcountry.

21 Mar 2018 - 2:29pm

This is a short (4 minute) video of folding and unfolding a Catrike Dumont full-suspension trike at the recumbent trike shop in Sacramento.

19 Mar 2018 - 10:23am

Researchers in Britain studying elderly endurance cyclists have discovered profound benefits to cycling at an older age.

13 Mar 2018 - 11:34am

Recumbent trike makers are revising their OEM safety flags for 2018 with a priority on safety over self-promotion.

5 Dec 2017 - 8:29pm



28 Apr 2018 - 9:00am

City of San José Environmental Services, San José Bike Party, Silicon Valley Bike Coalition are coming together for a fantastic Ride.

28 Apr 2018 - 9:30am

This month we will ride the Guadalupe River Trail between Alviso and San Jose. Meet in the parking lot at the Alviso Educational Center (Santa Clara Valley Water District).

5 May 2018 - 10:30am

Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m., earlier than usual. Racing begins around noon and ends around 4 pm.

6 May 2018 - 11:00am

I plan to go no matter whether we have a booth this year or not. Perhaps we could meet before the show and squeeze a ride in?