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Monday, January 08, 2007

Former ranger is still rolling along

Image of bicyclist and ranger Dan Winkelman
From the Sacramento Bee, 01.04.07:

Q: What's working well on the [American River Parkway bike] trail?

A: It's clean. It is well-maintained. The accesses to the roadways are good. It is a major way to get through Sacramento away from traffic in a beautiful setting. An additional plus for cyclists is that in the summer on the bike path, the temperature is 10 degrees cooler down by the river. For cyclists, that's a godsend. (Read more.)
As readers of this blog know, I am a great enthusiast of the American River Parkway bike trail, also known as the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, one of the premier bicycling facilities in the U.S.

This article is an interesting profile of Dan Winkelman, a park ranger, bicyclist, and bike advocate who is responsible for much of the trail's modern development. It's nice to see some of the pioneers of today's bicycling community get the recognition they deserve.

Image: Sacramento Bee/Bryan Patrick
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips Site

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