Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail
SART Official Community Website
3 Feet Clearance Law Helps Make Bicycling Safer for Santa Ana River Trail Users
September 16, 2014 - A bill requiring drivers to give bicyclists 3 feet of clearance when passing was signed into California law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law was promoted by the California Bicycling Coalition as “Give Me 3. Read details of the new 3 Feet Clearance Law
CALTRANS SR-91 Santa Ana River Bridge Construction Closes Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail between N. Tustin Ave and S. Lakeview Ave until October 2015
During construction, the Santa Ana River Bridge will be widened and retaining walls will be installed from east of the connector to Tustin Avenue. The bridge widening will include the extension of seventeen piers along the flood control channel. During pile driving operations, Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail detour signs will be posted for bicyclists to use Lakeview Avenue, Riverdale Avenue and Tustin Avenue as an alternate route. Tustin and Lakeview Avenues do not have a dedicated bike lane, but Riverdale Avenue does. Additional signs will be posted on Lakeview Avenue and Tustin Avenue informing motorists to share the road and to enforce no parking on specific dates.The project has 500 construction working days with completion estimated in late 2015. The contractor is OHL of Irvine. Read details of the Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail Closure between N. Tustin Ave and S. Lakeview Ave until October 2015
Santa Ana River Levee Repairs
Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail RE-Opens
The Santa Ana River Trail was closed from Hamilton Street to Pacific Coast Highway for leeve repairs. Most of the Levee repairs are finished. The SART is now open again. Bicyclists can now goes straight or cross over Hamilton/Victoria bridge to the southbound side which terminates at PCH. For additonal information about the Santa Ana River Trail levee repairs: SART Hamiltion Closure Photo and Information Sheet
ELECTRIC BIKES, MOTOR SCOOTERS, DRINKING ALCOHOL, POT SMOKING, and TALKING ON PHONE WHILE RIDING BICYCLE ARE PROHIBITED ON THE SANTA ANA RIVER TRAIL.
ALWAYS RIDE, RUN or WALK TO THE FAR RIGHT SIDE. DOG OWNERS MUST KEEP THEIR PETS ON A SHORT LEASH. DO NOT OBSTRUCT TRAIL USERS.
AVOID WEARING HEADPHONES or EARBUDS, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CAN NOT HEAR OTHER TRAIL USERS. WHEN PASSING CYCLISTS, RUNNERS, WALKERS or SMALL KIDS FROM BEHIND ALWAYS ANNOUNCE:
-- BEHIND YOU - PASSING ON YOUR LEFT --
THANK YOU AND PLEASE ARE GOOD SART TRAIL COURTESY WORDS. BE NICE, FRIENDLY, KIND AND HELPFUL !
Support the Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail
REQUEST - WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Your active support is needed to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the Santa Ana River Trail and bicyclists who utilize the SART. CLICK HERE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Friends of the Santa Ana River Trail
Friends of the Santa Ana River Trail is a volunteer community group involved in Bicycle safety education, eco-friendly preservation and recreational multi-use of the Santa Ana River Trail system. Also, known as the Santa Ana River Bikeway, Santa Ana Bicycle Path and SART. Our goal is to encourage a high quality, family oriented trail system that blends an attractive mix of recreational amenities, neighborhood green space, and local cultural heritage allowing people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the pleasures of the Santa Ana River Trail in a fun and safe environment.
As Santa Ana River Trail advocates our community oriented goal has three main parts: 1) to enhance public safety of the Santa Ana River Trail through public education and volunteer community watch; 2) to encourage the socio-economic recreational use of the Santa Ana River Trail as a conduit for connecting local communities, neighborhoods, families, friends and workplaces together; and 3) to act as the Santa Ana River Trail Mediator resolving trail use disputes, complaints, and injury.
The Santa Ana River Trail spans over 120 miles through Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The trail is one of the largest non-motorized social boulevards in the United States. It is utilized by school kids, workers, walkers, runners, bicyclists, horse riders, bird watchers and its parks and open spaces are social gathering places for kids, families and communities.
Santa Ana River Trail - Bicycle Safety - Bicycle Accident Mediation
Over the last several years, Santa Ana River Trail bicycle safety has become better with the posting of Trail Regulation signs and cleanup of homeless problem. However with a mixture of recreational users, runners, walkers, bicyclists, bike groups, and workplace commuters there are ongoing public safety and security concerns.
Enforcement of Santa Ana River Trail Codes and Bicycle Regulations is fragmented over many Local, State and Federal jurisdictions. Like most trail systems nationwide, the Santa Ana River Trail system and OC Parks does not have the daily manpower to watch over all aspects of trail use, code enforcement, public safety and public trail education.
In an effort to preserve everyone's individual rights, public safety, and trail security, the Friends of the Santa River Trail has established a SART Community Hotline to report incidents of public safety, personal injury, vandalism, security concerns, injury and disputes along the Santa Ana River Trail system. We are concerned about the increasing number of bike groups and bike ride events riding the SART. Many bicyclists and bicycle groups are using the SART as a speed track. Please report all bike groups who are violating the SART Trail Regulations.
Your community support is needed to ensure the safety and security for all Santa Ana River Trail users. We have established a Trail Safety Mediation Center to handle the resolution of disputes, complaints and conflict of interests involving the Santa Ana River Trail.
Trail Regulation Signage along Santa Ana River Trail
Santa Ana River
starts with YOU!
Please report violations to the Santa Ana River Trail regulations. Email your Comments to: email@example.com with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org We will share your comments on this website and maintain your privacy.
Your comments regarding the Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail - SART are very important. This is your Trail and your Community. Whatever your position is, your feedback is very important. Thank you!
13042 Old Myford Road
Irvine, CA 92602
OC Parks Commission Website: http://www.ocparks.com/hbpcommission/
Did you Witness or Have Been a Victim of an Bicycle Accident or Crime?
To file a complaint, comment or send photos of trail regulation violations, go SART Community Hotline to report incidents of bicycle safety, personal injury, vandalism, security concerns, and bicycle disputes along the Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail system. Your community support is needed to ensure the safety and security for all Santa Ana River Trail users.
July 01, 2012 - New SART Trail Re-routes Between Green River and Featherly Regional Park. Update April 2013 - Route has been changed again due to construction at Featherly Park campground. Learn More View Pictures
What is better
Bicycling or Running?
Riding a bicycle 20 miles at an average 15 miles per hour burns the same amount of calories as running 5.6 miles at any speed.
Conservationists Plan For Park Near The Mouth Of The Santa Ana River
A nonprofit organization wants to create the Orange Coast River Park, a 1,000-acre preserve that would stretch into Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach Read More - click here
Santa Ana River Trail Closures
SOUTHBOUND ROUTE BETWEEN GREEN RIVER GOLF COURSE AND HIDDEN VALLEY WILDLIFE AREA
We get several inquires regarding the Santa Ana River Trail SART Route between Green River Golf Course and Van Buren Street (Hidden Valley Wildlife Area). The bicycle route between Green River and Van Buren is surface streets. If you look at the Photo Zones 13,14,15 you will be able to follow the streets on a Riverside/Corona map. The photos are arranged in a Northbound order.
The suggested Southbound Route is:
Exit Hidden Valley
Turn Right onto Arlington. Arlington changes name to North Dr. North Dr. ends at California Ave.
Turn Left onto California Ave.
Turn Right onto Seventh Street
Turn Left onto Valley View
Turn Right onto Detroit, cross ovver I-15 bridge to Hammer
Turn Left onto Hammer
Turn Right onto Norco Dr. Norco DR changes name to Corydon Ave.
Turn Left onto River Rd.
Turn Right onto Lincoln Ave
Turn Right onto Railroad St
Turn Left onto Auto Center Dr. Changes name to Serfas Dr at 91 Freeway
Turn Right onto Palisades Dr.
Turn Right onto Green River Rd. Cross over 91 Freeway and continue south until Green River Golf Course. You will see entrance to SART that continues 30 miles to Huntington Beach
Display at Coal Canyon along Santa Ana River Trail ....see more photos
Triangle Complex Fire burns part of Santa Ana River Trail between Wier Canyon and Green River Golf Course. See picture taken Saturday Nov 22, 2008. Click Here to view exclusive photos.
Disclaimer: Friends of the Santa Ana River Trail is not a law enforcement agency nor part of a governmental department. However through our volunteer work we support the efforts of local police, fire and public works departments and the various governmental departments which oversee and safeguard the Santa Ana River Trail system.