"We are happy to announce that the Bells-on-Bikes program has been expanded to several Auburn SRA Trailheads (Confluence, Drivers Flat, Grizzly, and Olmstead). Please help support the program by using a bell while riding (whatever you ride), running or hiking and returning it...or send in a donation to FATRAC if you opt to hold on to your bell. Also, if you notice bell stock getting low in any boxes drop us a note. Please spread the word!! And FYI Bell Boxes in Granite Bay, Darrington, and Sweetwater in Folsom Lake SRA are restocked as well."
From their webpage:
The FATRAC Bell Program" In 2018, Folsom Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition (FATRAC) initiated a bell program in the Folsom Lake and Auburn State Recreation Areas to reduce conflicts and proactively facilitate better inter-user trail use. Many of the trails in the State Recreation Areas are multi-use trails that are very popular with equestrians, hikers and cyclists alike. As our trails become more popular, FATRAC wants to address the growing potential for trail conflict by doing our part to improve trail etiquette and make all users feel as safe as possible. One way we hope to accomplish this is by providing bells for all trail users. Wearing a bell, whether you are riding a bike, a horse, walking or running will make it easier to let users know where you are and avoid surprise encounters.
The way it works…
(1) grab a bell from one of the several strategically located bell boxes;
(2) strap the bell to your handle bars, saddle, pack or belt loop;
(3) let it ring!;
(4) return the bell to any FATRAC Bell Box OR donate $5 at www.fatrac.org/donate, keep the bell and FATRAC will buy more! Donate to FATRAC and the Bike Bell program here! Make a note along with your donation stating you want your donation steered towards the bell program and we'll make it happen."
For more information CLICK HERE on the webpage.