Sacramento and its surrounds offer hundreds of miles of designated bike lanes and trails…and what better way to conclude a long and satisfying ride than with a frosty pint? If you’re looking for outdoor adventure, hands-on tourism, and the hoppier side of California’s culinary world, Sacramento is definitely the place for you.
Bike the American River Bike Trail to Folsom: Rent a bike from City Bicycle Works and hit the trail for 32 miles of beautiful scenery along the American River.
Lunch at Samuel Horne’s Tavern: Once in Old Historic Folsom, enjoy some lunch on Sutter Street. This little gem is a beer lover’s dream. The draft selection changes constantly and most are local and highly-rated Californian beers.
Gekkeikan Sake: Established in Folsom, California in 1989, it’s a state-of-the-art brewery with a beautiful koi pond and Japanese garden. The tasting room offers complimentary tasting of “Kobai”, their latest plum wine, as well as a variety of their locally produced sakes.
Train back to Sacramento: Your ride back on the American River Bike trail can be a great way to unwind after lunch but another option is the Sacramento light rail which departs directly from Sutter Street and yes, you can bring your bike on board and relax!
JUMP Bike: Sacramento is perfect for cruising …no hills, plenty of protected bike lanes, shady streets and countless cafes and shops. Grab a JUMP bike anywhere in town and cycle around with some electric assist. Make sure to pick up a breakfast beverage for the ride and secure it on your cupholder for a nice morning ride around the downtown and midtown areas.
Bike Dog Brewing & Sellands Market-Cafe: Take a short bike ride up the river and onto Broadway to enjoy a beer at Bike Dog Brewing, co-founded by four Sacramentans with a love for bikes, dogs and craft beer. Order some lunch from next door at Sellands Market- Cafe offering high quality, handcrafted foods.
Dead Brewers Tour at the Old City Cemetery: Before Prohibition (1920), Sacramento was one of the country’s most noted beer-brewing cities; over seventeen breweries called the city home. As you tour the Old Cemetery, you will hear many interesting tidbits about Sacramento’s brewing past.
River Cats Game: After you return your bike, walk across the iconic Tower Bridge, over the Sacramento River, to Sutter Health Park for an evening of brews and baseball. The River Cats season runs from April –September and the park boasts a great view of the Sacramento skyline.
Sac Brew Bike: A 100% pedal-powered, 15-passenger cycle that tours downtown with the mission to provide the ultimate brew and bite experience by partnering with some of Sacramento’s best local tasting establishments. Their tasting room offers local libations while you wait for your tour to start. Take a three-hour tour and visit some of our favorites.
Der Biergarten: Authentically German in its extensive beer selection and light German food menu, with 32 beers on draft and sausages brought in fresh from Sacramento’s #1 German Butcher.
Tank House: Tank House features a full bar and classic BBQ food, including brisket and ribs. They highlight a wide array of local and craft beers and their large outdoor patio backs up to the historic water tank house of midtown, built in 1881.
Alaro Craft Brewery: Handcrafted beer and a farm-to-table menu featuring a diverse selection of creative entrees & small plates with a Spanish flair.
Sacramento Beer Train: This 2.5-hour train ride features a live band and four tasting stations each with a Northern California brewery pouring two beers. Guest can wander among the three open-air cars or sit and relax in an enclosed car. Halfway through the trip guests can de-board to enjoy fire pits and a beautiful river view.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Tour & Dinner: A guided tour offers an inside look at the brewhouse, grounds, sustainability practices, and packaging facilities. Afterward, enjoy a tasty meal in the taproom. DO NOT miss the Torpedo Beer Cheese.
Concert in Sierra Nevada’s Big Room: Live music and beer. What’s better than that?