The bike and recreation trail is used by joggers, walkers, dog-walkers, and bicyclists alike along the American River Parkway in Sacramento in this image from June 2013. This weekend, however, as authorities prepare for the first major holiday of the summer, the expectations are for calm, leisurely floats down the river by mostly well-behaved families and groups. Alcohol bans approved in 2006 and 2007 for the river and the parkway during the Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day holidays have had a dramatic impact on the river and on the huge festivals such as “Rafting Gone Wild” that once attracted thousands of people through Internet postings.
The bike and recreation trail is used by joggers, walkers, dog-walkers, and bicyclists alike along the American River Parkway in Sacramento in this image from June 2013. This weekend, however, as authorities prepare for the first major holiday of the summer, the expectations are for calm, leisurely floats down the river by mostly well-behaved families and groups. Alcohol bans approved in 2006 and 2007 for the river and the parkway during the Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day holidays have had a dramatic impact on the river and on the huge festivals such as “Rafting Gone Wild” that once attracted thousands of people through Internet postings. Randall Benton RBenton@sacbee.com
The bike and recreation trail is used by joggers, walkers, dog-walkers, and bicyclists alike along the American River Parkway in Sacramento in this image from June 2013. This weekend, however, as authorities prepare for the first major holiday of the summer, the expectations are for calm, leisurely floats down the river by mostly well-behaved families and groups. Alcohol bans approved in 2006 and 2007 for the river and the parkway during the Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day holidays have had a dramatic impact on the river and on the huge festivals such as “Rafting Gone Wild” that once attracted thousands of people through Internet postings. Randall Benton RBenton@sacbee.com

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