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Contact: Lynn McAloon, (907) 683-6381
Contact: Elizabeth Beavers, (907) 683-6224
Celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service during National Park Week by exploring Denali on bicycle! Join a ranger-led bike ride from the Teklanika Rest Stop on:
- Sunday April 17th at 11:00 am
- Saturday April 23rd at 1:00 pm
Teklanika Rest Stop is at Mile 29 on the park road. The bike ride will take place on the Denali Park Road from the rest stop to the beginning of Igloo Canyon (10 miles round-trip). For a more moderate ride there will be a turn around option in Igloo Forest just past the Teklanika Bridge (3 miles round-trip).
What to Bring
Bring bikes, helmets, snacks and water for a great day in the park rain or shine. The ranger will make stops along the route to point out plants, animal sign and share natural or cultural history information with participants. Gather for the start of the bike ride at the covered shelter at the Teklanika Rest Stop.
Please be sure to arrive at Teklanika by the start time. It can take about an hour to drive from the park entrance to Teklanika, since the speed limit in the park is generally 35 mph, and some of the road is quite winding. The road is paved for 15 miles, to an area called Savage River, and then is a good-quality dirt and gravel road from there.
This bike ride is a great way to celebrate the NPS Centennial and Denali's 100th birthday by participating in the Human Hundred challenge. Log 100 human powered miles in 2016 and 2017 to commemorate these milestone birthdays - and, don't forget National Park Week is a fee free week! This means you do not need to pay the normal $10-per-person entry fee at Denali.
This program is contingent on road conditions. If the road is closed east of Teklanika rest stop due to snow or ice the bike program will be re-routed if conditions allow. If the road is closed at the Headquarters gate the bike program will be canceled. Please check at the Winter Visitor Center for updates on conditions seven days a week 9:00 am to 4:30 pm or call the park information line at 907-683-6532.
Learn more about planning a late winter / spring visit to Denali