Vehicle-Free Days on the East Rim Drive

Bicyclists on East Rim Drive

Each September, the park's East Rim Drive is closed to motor vehicles on the second and third Saturdays of the month.

In 2022, the dates will be:
Saturday, September 10
Saturday, September 17

The closure takes effect on Friday, the night before the event at 8 pm until 6 pm on Saturday, the event day.

The purpose of the closure is to give bicyclists and pedestrians an opportunity to enjoy 24 miles (39 km) of scenic roadway without vehicle noise and traffic.

To learn more, visit the official website of the "Ride the Rim" event. For additional information about bicycling in the park, visit our bicycling webpage.

Please be aware that the East Rim Drive is not flat. It has steep grades and is considered a strenuous ride for bicyclists. The park does not rent bicycles, so participants will need to bring their own.

People not wishing to bike may want to find alternate days to visit the park. Many viewpoints and hiking trails will not be accessible to motorists; boat tours and trolley tours will not be operating; and the West Rim Drive will likely be congested with automobiles (and bicyclists who are riding the full loop around the lake).

Last updated: September 6, 2022

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