Bicycling

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* eRiders, please note

Segways, Hoverboards, and eBikes are considered motorized vehicles and their use is prohibited on carriage roads. Fines begin at $130 per person. Exceptions are provided for individuals with disabilities. eBikes are also prohibited for transport on Island Explorer buses.

 

Carriage Roads

Winding through the heart of the park, the carriage roads have crushed rock surfaces perfect for bicycling. Cyclists share the carriage roads with horses and pedestrians. Bicycling is not permitted on hiking trails or on privately owned carriage roads. A carriage road map is available.

Electronic bicycles are not permitted on carriage roads. During winter when carriage roads are groomed for skiing, fat tire bicycles are not permitted on groomed carriage roads.
 

Park Loop Road

The Park Loop Road offers scenic views, but it is winding and narrow and may be congested with vehicles. The road up Cadillac Mountain is very steep and can be dangerous. Bicyclists should use caution when riding on any park road.

 

Safety

Before heading out, cyclists should familiarize themselves with carriage road courtesy and safety:

  • Bicyclists yield to all users on the carriage roads. Everyone yields to horses, which can be startled by sudden movements.

  • Slow down. Speeding can be hazardous.

  • Be prepared to stop. Sudden stops are dangerous on loose gravel.

  • Stay to the right. Give a clear warning before passing on the left.

  • Move to the side when stopped.

  • Wear a helmet and carry water, at least 20 ounces (.6 L) and more on warm days.

  • Leave no trace. Carry out what you carry in.

Last updated: September 11, 2017

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PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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