Bicycling Safety

Ride Single File Bicycle Safety Sign On Colonial Parkway
Ride Single File Bicycle Safety Sign On Colonial Parkway

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Your Bicycling Safety

Bicycle accidents can occur anywhere - even in a national park. We want your visit to the park to be safe and enjoyable. Please observe the national park regulations and safety suggestions on this page. Parents and group leaders: Please set an example of responsible cycling.

  • Bicyclists must obey all the same traffic laws as motorists. Ride to the right side of the road, with traffic in single file. Observe all traffic signs, including speed limits.

  • On tour roads, ride only in the direction indicated by the one-way signs. Be alert for walkers, other bicyclists, vehicles and wildlife.

  • Ride only on paved roadways. To protect natural and cultural resources, including archaeological sites and earthworks, off-road bicycling is prohibited.

  • Ride with at least one other person if possible. All bicyclists should wear a helmet and proper eye protection.

  • A few joints in the pavement along the Colonial Parkway may be wide enough to catch a bike tire and affect your balance or control.

  • Wear brightly colored clothing for improved visibility. Avoid riding at night or during times of reduced light.

  • Virginia can be very hot during the summer. It is wise to carry and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

Last updated: August 23, 2015

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Colonial National Historical Park - Yorktown Battlefield
P.O. Box 210

Yorktown , VA 23690


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