Mesa Verde National Park Accepting Applications for Bicycle Rental Operation Commercial Use Authorization

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Date: February 17, 2016
Contact: Cristy Brown, 970-529-4608
Contact: Dewey Higley, 970-5299-4613

Mesa Verde National Park Superintendent Cliff Spencer today announced that the park will begin accepting applications for a commercial use authorization (CUA) for bicycle rental operations on Wetherill Mesa in Mesa Verde National Park; the operation will also include stroller and wheel chair rentals.

The National Park Service will issue up to one CUA authorizing a temporary bicycle rental operation located at the Wetherill Mesa parking area in Mesa Verde National Park.  Under the CUA, the permittee will be authorized to rent bicycles to park visitors for use on approved roadways and trails on Wetherill Mesa.  The permittee will be responsible for providing and maintaining all rental equipment necessary for the operation, as well as temporary sales and storage facilities.

The National Park Service will issue the CUA for an initial term of twelve months.  The need for the CUA will be re-evaluated after the initial season.

The National Park Service will utilize information and data collected during the term of this CUA to aid in the transportation plan for Wetherill Mesa and in determining how bicycle operations will be managed in the future.

A copy of the application and application instructions, along with 2015 visitation statistics for Wetherill Mesa, can be obtained by contacting the Mesa Verde National Park Concessions Management Division at (970) 529-4613.  In order to be considered, completed applications must be received by March 4, 2016 at 4:00pm local time.

The National Park Service will review all applications received by the closing date and select the best qualified applicant to operate the bicycle rental.

For questions or additional information about the bicycle rental operation, please contact Dewey Higley, Concessions Management Specialist, at (970) 529-4613.



Last updated: February 17, 2016

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