Come join me on this easy flat ride out to Lenise’s Cafe in West Sacramento. There are short and long gravel routes. The return has been revised for both so that they now get on a dirt bike trail along the deep water channel. These routes are still mostly paved, so gravel or cyclocross bikes are best, but a mountain bike may work if you’re fast.
Gravel, short: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/43644743
Gravel, long: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/43644747
The original short and long routes for road bikes are still an option.
Road, short: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/43644752
Road, long: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/43644757
All routes head down to Freeport from South Land Park and then separate after crossing the Freeport Bridge. The short routes turn right on South River Rd and head towards West Sacramento, with the gravel route staying on the levee when it turns to gravel. The long routes turn left on South River Rd. and then right on either Pumphouse Rd. (gravel) or Willow Point Rd. (road) before heading back to West Sacramento. The return on road routes is the same while the gravel routes get on a dirt path along the deep water channel. All the routes come together on South River Rd at the end of Village Parkway and then cross over the Tower Bridge and do a scenic loop through Land Park.
I will sweep the short gravel route. If you plan to do one of the other routes I recommend that you ride with someone.