Two Wheels, Infinite Experiences

April 11, 2017John WilburnPursuits
– Sandeep Rajagopal, Share the Experience
Whether on a trail, road, or mountain-side, bicycles are a great way to experience and traverse the parks.

Bicycles are a great way to explore parks with friends and loved ones on the road or the trail. 

You don't have to be an Olympian to cycle across our national parks – many locations include relaxing escapes and scenic tours. For those more adventurous in nature, several parks offer challenging routes to test your endurance and balance. No matter which paths you take, make sure you are respectful of the land and other bikers so that the experience is enjoyable for everyone.

Find Your Trail

Remember Safety

The shadow of 4 bikers on a paved road surrounded by green trees and snow-dusted grey mountains at Glacier National Park

Biking through Glacier National Park

Ian Truscott, Share the Experience
  • Check posted signs and maps to make sure you stay on designated roads and trails suitable for bicycling.
  • Visit park websites to check for any recent road closures.
  • Always wear appropriate safety gear – even for short joy rides a helmet is a must.
  • Obey all traffic laws when riding on roadways, and share the road with other bikers and vehicles. 
  • Some trails can be remote – make sure you have ample supplies to be prepared for any situation that may arise such as flat tires or lights for when visibility is low. 
  • Lock you bike when you go exploring but please only secure your bike to appropriate structures or park-supplied bike racks. 
  • Weather can change quickly in some of the parks, be sure you have dressed appropriately for a range of conditions. 
  • Nature is all around, so be prepared for local fauna -- whether it is small insects to even large cattle!

Other Parks to Bike

A man wearing khaki shorts and a grey t-shirt on a mountain bike on a paved road in front of the brown and grey cliffs of Badlands National Park

Cycling through Badlands National Park

National Park Service

Comments

Yosemite is a great place for biking. The valley floor is reasonably level with trails going all over. You can rent bikes by the hour or day, If you don't have one.
Larry
Edmonds
You can't ride the trails in Yosemite valley, it's illegal, they'll give you a ticket when they see you.
Andy
House
Acadia NP... one of the best places to bike by far
Vin
Davulis

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