Thousands to Cycle Parks and Public Lands on September 29

People throughout the world will bicycle parks and public lands during the third annual Bike Your Park Day on September 29.

MISSOULA, MT, August 31, 2018 — Thousands of people will explore parks and public lands by bicycle on Saturday, September 29, as part of the third annual Bike Your Park Day. Nearly 5,000 participants have already registered over 500 rides in 47 U.S. states, Washington, DC, and several countries at BikeYourParkDay.org.

“Bike Your Park Day is a great way to encourage visitors to explore their national parks and public lands by bicycle,” said Krista Sherwood with the National Park Service’s Conservation & Outdoor Recreation Programs. “Bicycling as active transportation and healthy recreation is a fun way to experience the setting in a more natural way while also promoting public health, resource protection, and other economic and social benefits while also reducing vehicle congestion and contributing to the quality of life for surrounding communities.”

People who want to participate in Bike Your Park Day can design their own ride — any distance, any style of bicycling, and any type of park or public land that is open to bicycles. Participants register their ride for free at BikeYourParkDay.org, and an interactive map displays all of the rides taking place. Everyone who registers by September 23 will be entered to win a Co-Motion Cycles Divide bike and an Amtrak trip for two to Glacier National Park.

Bike Your Park Day’s interactive map includes many rides that are open for others to join. People can contact the ride organizer via the interactive website. Those who have questions about Bike Your Park Day can contact one of the more than 150 Bike Your Park Day volunteer advisors based in 36 U.S. states and six countries. They can answer questions about bicycle safety, bike-friendly routes, and nearby parks and public lands.

Media tools are available for those wishing to share or promote their ride, including the Bike Your Park Day logo, sample social media posts and images, a template press release/newsletter article, and a downloadable fill-in-the-blanks poster. The Bike Your Park Day hashtag is #bikeyourpark.

In the past two years, over 20,000 people have participated in more than 2,500 rides in all 50 states and over a dozen countries.

Generous sponsors of Bike Your Park Day include Ridgeland, Mississippi, Amtrak, and Black Coffee Roasting Co.

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Adventure Cycling Association inspires, empowers, and connects people to travel by bicycle. It is the largest cycling membership organization in North America with more than 53,000 members. Adventure Cycling produces cycling routes and maps for North America, organizes more than 100 tours and leadership courses annually, and publishes Adventure Cyclist magazine. With over 47,000 meticulously mapped miles in the Adventure Cycling Route Network, Adventure Cycling gives cyclists the tools and confidence to create their own bike travel adventures. Phone: 800.755.BIKE (2453). Web: www.adventurecycling.org.

CONTACT
Eva Dunn-Froebig, Events and Outreach Coordinator
eva@adventurecycling.org
Direct: 406.532.2743 / Twitter: @advcyclingassoc

IMAGES & INTERVIEWS

Download web-ready photos on the Promote Your Ride page. Download Bike Your Park Day logo. For high-res images, or to arrange an interview, please contact Eva Dun-Froebig.

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