The first-ever Bike Your Park Day on September 24 encourages people to explore parks and public lands by bicycle in celebration of the National Park Service’s (NPS) centennial, National Public Lands Day, and Adventure Cycling Association’s 40th anniversary.
The Montana Bicycle Celebration will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Bitterroot Trail, free, supported bike rides with optional shuttle service, a bicycle expo, social events with nationally-acclaimed speakers, music, art, and films hosted by Adventure Cycling Association in honor of their 40th anniversary and Sunday Streets Missoula. Adventurecycling.org/MTBikeCelebration & MontanaBikeCelebration.com
Media are invited to a press conference on Wednesday, March 9 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Travelers’ Rest State Park, 6717 Highway 12 West, Lolo announcing the newly formed Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance and highlighting events associated with the Montana Bicycle Celebration scheduled for this summer.
The National Bike Travel Weekend interactive map, DIY resources, and over 150 nation-wide ambassadors will connect and inspire thousands of adventurers to go on a bike overnight in celebration of Adventure Cycling Association’s 40thanniversary.
Celebrating the heroes of bicycle travel in the U.S., Adventure Cycling’s awards include the Pacesetter Bicycle Travel Award, June Curry Trail Angel Award, Sam Braxton Bike Shop Award, and the Adventure Cycling Volunteer of the Year Award.