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    Looking for a route from Woodland to Sac

    I work in Woodland and live in Sac (Natomas). I am looking for a route so that I can ride to/from work. When heading into Sac I have figured out a route that gets me to Old River road and runs parallel to the Sac River...but it does not look like there are any bridges until I street. I would like to cross further north than that (somwhere south of Elverta and north of Powerline would be ideal). Anyone know a way across the river in that area?

    Thank you for any help

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    You can take 102/Pole Line south to Davis, pull into the office park on the right just before the overpass at I-80, the south end of the parking lot turns into Kendall Road. You will hit the end of Kendall shortly and be at 2nd street, hang a left and 2nd will turn into county road 32a which ends at the start of the Yolo Causeway/I-80 (there's a protected bike path on the westbound side) which empties onto West Capitol. Take West Capitol and link up with the bike trail in Old Sac. You can exit out of Discovery Park which turns into Natomas Park Drive.
    Enjoy! It's a fun ride.
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    The route you have chosen is the shortest. There aren't any other bridges out that way until I Street... I went a little off tangent. Sorry.

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    I don't think there is an easy way to do this without riding the extra miles south to I st. or Tower Bridge. I think it's legal to cross the river at I-5 but it would be somewhat dangerous. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
    I think it's legal to cross the river at I-5 but it would be somewhat dangerous. Good luck!
    It's both dangerous and illegal. For sure.

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    I've done that I-5 bridge, but on a very early Sunday morning with minimal traffic. Legal or not, I don't think I'd want to do it as part of a weekday commute. I think you're stuck with the I Street Bridge.
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    Thanks for the help. I would love to ride the extra miles through Davis, but I will have problems with daylight (at least until it stays light until 7:30 and beyond). I'll try to drive it today and go north from I-5 and hope there is some small bridge out there (maybe near Teal Bend Gold Course??) that I just don't know about.

    Thanks again.

    Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by redspoke View Post
    It's both dangerous and illegal. For sure.

    Well, if it's legal to cross the Napa river on HWY 37, or to cross the bay on the Antioch bridge, then I don't see why it's not legal to cross the river on I-5. The two examples I give are way more dangerous.
    I have heard from many people it is legal. I'll try to find a source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
    Well, if it's legal to cross the Napa river on HWY 37, or to cross the bay on the Antioch bridge, then I don't see why it's not legal to cross the river on I-5. The two examples I give are way more dangerous.
    I have heard from many people it is legal. I'll try to find a source.
    State highways are different.
    This is the dmv vehicle code regarding freeways
    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc21960.htm
    It's not clearly defined but I'll put money on it being illegal on all of Interstate 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redspoke View Post
    State highways are different.
    This is the dmv vehicle code regarding freeways
    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc21960.htm
    It's not clearly defined but I'll put money on it being illegal on all of Interstate 5.
    Going over the Sacramento River on I-5 is illegal in that stretch. However, you can ride I-5 from Garden Highway to Richards Boulevard when the American River floods. Not sure that's a ride I'd do.

    I live in Woodland and would love another route to Sacramento, but I don't think there is one. Looks like the closest is US 99, which doesn't help.

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