This morning, 16 American River Bike Patrollers turned out for its first “Coffee, Bikes and Insights” gathering. They met at O Café in Fair Oaks and had coffee and chatted for about 30 minutes. Then Bob of the Biker Bar gave us a 20-minute presentation on the new electric bikes becoming prevalent on the American River Parkway.
The group then moved onto the Fair Oaks Historical Society, where we gained insight on the founding and development of Fair Oaks by Bob Sours, President of their board. Fun and really good information – part of helping our members become marvelous trail ambassadors. Many members plan to return to the Historical Society to dig further into your rich resources on regional history.
The American River Bike Patrol was established two years ago, working under an agreement with Sacramento County Parks and the Folsom Lake State Rec Area, to act as trail ambassadors, direction-givers and to provide first-aid and CPR as needed. The patrol has now grown to over 100 members; you’ll see members out almost any day of the week, 12 months of the year, sharing trail insights. For more information on the patrol: americanriverbikepatrol.org.
Patrol board member Tim Viall offers a special thanks to Bob for setting up the room, sharing two fine historical videos and offering insight into Fair Oaks founding and development!
Reposted from the Feb 25th Fair Oaks Historical Society Weekly Blog