Registration Open for Johnny Cash Trail Run and Bike Ride

September 21st, 2017 by

Folsom will dedicate the Johnny Cash Trail October 14, and registration is open for the noncompetitive run/walk along the trail.

There’s a 4.2 mile walk and 6.2 mile run that begins shortly after the 8:30 a.m. dedication ceremony. A community bike ride is also taking place.

The Johnny Cash Trail connects to existing trails in Digger and Sharon Williams Rodeo Park. This offers runners, walkers and cyclists convenient access to Folsom’s Historic District and the extensive American River Parkway trail. A variety of federal grants and local transportation funds funded the $3.23 million project. Folsom’s three Rotary clubs donated more than $10,000 to the effort.

The evening culminates with an outdoor festival in Folsom City Lions Park. There, Robber’s Ravine Bridge will provide the backdrop for “Out Among the Stars,” an exclusive outdoor dining event featuring a menu created by Michelin star Chef de Cuisine Duncan Holmes and Karen’s Bakery Café.

The first installment of the Johnny Cash Trail opened in 2014 and includes the Johnny Cash Bridge that spans Folsom Lake Crossing Road.  The bridge mimics the look of Folsom Prison’s East Gate guard tower, the location of a famous Cash photo taken before his concerts.

All of the October 14 events benefit the Art Experience, with proceeds earmarked for “Cash’s Pick”—two 7-foot-tall bronze guitar picks that shall anchor each end of the Johnny Cash Trail.

Folsom’s Johnny Cash Trail is an homage to Cash’s famous song, “Folsom Prison Blues” which he performed at the prison just down the street from the trail.

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