Folsom Parks and Recreation
Jul 31, 2013 05:46AM, Published by Style, Categories: In Print
Photo courtesy of Folsom Parks and Rec.
Save the date for the sixth annual Cyclebration, taking place September 6-8. With 10 cycling events, including a Bike Swap, there’s plenty of fun and action for everyone.
The popular Fam Jam shifts the action into high gear on Friday evening at 6 p.m. in the Folsom Bike Park at Cummings Park. BMX pros will perform a stunning display of gravity-defying aerial stunts as they compete for prizes in the categories of best trick, best whip jam and best high jump at The Hub-sponsored event. During the intermission, riders of any age and ability can try out the same dirt jump course used by the pros; entry is $5/person. The evening also includes a Scooter Freestyle Shootout competition at the Folsom Skate Park, where pros and amateurs will wow you with their amazing scooter tricks and compete for awards sponsored by Bicycles Plus. Spectating throughout the evening is free.
Folsom City Lions Park serves as the center for much of Saturday’s action. An assortment of mountain bike and road bike races are scheduled throughout the day, and many of the races start and finish at the site. Gold Rush Century riders will begin their journey at the park and continue through the beautiful Sierra foothills, finishing back at the park for a well-earned hosted luncheon. You don’t need to be a hardcore rider to take part; one Gold Rush option is a less challenging 30-mile route that’s ideal for just about every level of rider. A beer garden in the park with plenty of shade is a great place to hang out with your group and watch Cyclocross participants as they hoof it over obstacles along their racecourse. All spectating is free, and anyone is welcome to browse through the on-site Bike Swap—a new feature this year—offering a wide range of new and gently used bikes, parts, tools, clothing and other cycling-related gear for purchase.
Sunday’s action is all about speed at two distinctive races: the Willow Creek Circuit Race for road cyclists, and the Folsom Prison Cross Country Race for mountain bikers. There are points along each course that provide excellent views of the action, and both courses are easily accessible by bike.
To view complete daily schedules, event entry details and links, volunteer opportunities and more, visit folsomcyclebration.com.