Bike Your Park

bicyclists along a curved road lines with trees
Bicyclists in Shenandoah National Park

NPS photo

In celebration of National Public Lands Day on September 30, 2017, the National Park Service is partnering with the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) to encourage everyone to ride a bicycle to or within their favorite park and public land 2nd annual Bike Your Park Day.

Join in the Fun!

The National Park Service welcomes visitors to discover our nation’s gems whether they arrive and travel by car, on foot, by bicycle, or by any other allowable means. While not all park areas are available for bicycling, many are -- so you should check before you go! Bicycling -- as active transportation and healthy recreation -- is a fun way to experience the park setting in a more natural way while promoting public health, resource protection, and other economic and social benefits. For some tips for planning ahead for your trip, check out the NPS Trip Planning Guide.

Plan an Event!

Parks and partners alike can participate in Bike Your Park Day and may consider aligning bicycle-related events or activities with the Bike Your Park and National Public Lands Day for visitors and surrounding communities. Many parks and public lands welcome bicycle travelers but have various policies regarding required permits, particularly for large groups and/or groups charging a fee to participants. Be sure to check in advance.

Find or Register an Event!

To find a Bike Your Park Day event, or for more information about registering events, planning a ride, or encouraging others to participate, visit