Parks Partnerships & Resources

Adventure Cycling’s Partnership Model

Adventure Cycling partners with parks to improve bicycling experiences and increase visitation by bicycle. We work with parks on initiatives like increasing bicycle camping, improving bicycle safety and road conditions, organizing car-free days and Bike Your Park Day rides, tracking bike visitation, designating U.S. Bicycle Routes, and adding amenities like bike parking and repair stations.  We provide expertise, guidance, support, and resources to help parks work towards their bicycle-related goals.

Adventure Cycling and the National Park Service signed an agreement in 2013, which opens the door for individual park units to partner with us. We are also working with interested state park systems and other public land management agencies. Email Saara Snow at travel-initiatives@adventurecycling.org to discuss partnership opportunities.

Learn more about our recent National Parks and State Parks successes. 

Resources for Parks

Bicycle Camping

Safety

  • Bicycle safety information - Natchez Trace, Glacier
  • Natchez Trace Parkway Bicycle Planning study- evaluation, case studies, and recommendations for safety
  • Glacier Park studies
    • Study 1: Comparing Bicyclists, Non-Bicyclists, and Bus Drivers: Characteristics and Opinions of Bicycling Going-to-the-Sun Road
    • Study 2: Assessing Going-to-the-Sun Road Traveler's Attitudes, Knowledge, and Perceptions of Bicycling

Bike Your Park Day

Bike Your Park Day is an annual event that inspires thousands of people to bike in or to their parks and public lands on the same day – the last Saturday in September. Rides can be any distance and any type of biking that’s permitted (road, mountain, gravel, etc.). Find resources to plan, register, and promote your ride at www.bikeyourparkday.org.