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Bike on the Tour Road


Cyclists can enjoy the battlefield too! You will be challenged by the similar hills that British soldiers traversed to fight the American soldiers. From the tour road you will see many monuments dedicated to the men who fought at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, as well as scenic views of the now peaceful forest. Be aware of deer, pedestrians, and cars!

When riding your bicycle at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, please follow these safety points:

  • Only ride on the right side of the road with cars. The left side is reserved for pedestrians. Be aware that pedestrians may walk on the left side, you must yield to them.

  • The tour road is one way only.

  • Travel below the posted 20 mph speed limit.

  • Protect yourself and wear your helmet. Call 911 for accidents.

Be careful and look both ways at the intersections on Old Battleground and New Garden Roads.

Bicycle Helmet Law

On 10/1/2001, the CHILD BICYCLE SAFETY ACT went into effect as enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly. Here is what it means to you and your child:

  • All children below the age of 16 must wear a protective bicycle helmet that fits well and is fastened securely to the child's head using the straps of the helmet while they are operating a bicycle.

  • This law also applies to children under the age of 16 who are passengers on bicycles being operated by another person. This does not apply to tricycles.
  • This requirement applies to all public roadways, public bicycle paths, or other public maintained right-of-ways.
  • Any parent/guardian found responsible for violation of the Child Helmet Safety Law may be ordered to pay a civil fine of up to ten dollars ($10).

Details
Cyclists can be any age, however it is strongly encouraged that children 16 and under do not ride alone. 
Do not attach your dog to your bicycle and force them to run alongside. This park has large hills, and this activity will lead to an injury for you or your dog. 
This park is free. 
The Battlefield Tour Road gates open at 8:30AM and close at 5:00PM. All vehicles must be removed from the Visitor Center parking lot and from Tour Road at 5:00PM or may face a ticket or fine. 
 

Last updated: January 9, 2018