We get hassled once in a while. Just be nice, play stupid and say you'll never do it again
I think what we've been told is the American River Bike Trail east of the Hazel Bridge is "closed" after 7pm this time of year, as are dirt trails in Granite Bay. Pretty fricking lame, quite frankly. Makes no sense for bike commuters and outdoor recreation-ites.
Actually saw a ranger driving up the ARBT just east of the Folsom Bridge last week (around 8:30pm)... he was yapping something on his megaphone :nono: ... we just kept pedaling.
Seems to vary from day to day and who's on shift. I've had many positive ranger encounters after dark, one ranger used his spotlight to point out the trail when I missed a turn. Mostly their just sweeping to get the cars out. I've also been yapped at over the megaphone a few times. Be stealth, be swift, be nice, hopefully the tolerance will continue.
Sounds like what I've be doing. I heard of rumers of 275.00 dollar tickets, but fiqured it was "folk lore". Once "the man" sees I'm 40ish and self suported they normaly go on their way. Thanks for the input.:thumbsup:
I was riding GB just as the sun went down yesterday and, for the first time in the years I've been riding there, saw a ranger patrolling in a jeep. He came right for me but I took off down a side trail that he could not follow. I did not see him again.
Once last year, there was a ranger bellowing something though a megaphone like "the park is closed" but he did not come after our obvious lights.
I am riding there tonight. If I get caught by a ranger, I will post tomorrow.
My wife and I rode GB last night - no sign of a ranger. Saw about 5-6 other riders on the trails. I had a brief scare - two riders were side by side on the trail, both had helmet lights on and one had a bar light. From a distance I thought it was jeep with a roof light. I began to look for a side trail to bail on but then the left "headlight" collapsed into the right, and I figured out was going on.
When ya'all are riding at GB, are you on the old horse trails? I grew up in a community off of Auburn Folsom Road, riding to GB was routine back in the late 70's and early 80's. Only been out there once thus far on my MTB.
Just curious. Guess after I volunteer for one of the TBF "MTB Challenge" races I won't have to wonder anymore.
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