Are you a Sacramento cyclist, a curious newb or just a community lover? Then the Rio Velo Bike Festival is the place for you. Taking place at the Township 9 Park where the Sacramento and American Rivers meet, this all-ages, free event is one that you won’t want to miss, celebrating the vast and growing cycling community in the Sacramento region. Patrons will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Sacramento scenery, learn bicycle safety from the CHP Bicycle Rodeo, get tune-ups and check-ups on their rides, and enjoy food, libations and live music by Placerville-based reggae/funk/bluegrass band, Red Dirt Ruckus. There will also be a BMX freestyle performance by 30-year BMX veteran Robert Castillo’s BMX stunt team, and kids will get the opportunity to meet Scooter, the Sacramento Spare the Air mascot. Bring the whole family for a day of fun at the Township 9 Park, located at North Seventh Street and Richards Boulevard, Sacramento, on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Look up Riovelo.com for more information.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 13 of issue #300 (Sept. 11 – 25, 2019)**