Bike Your Park Day Ideas

Bike Your Park Day is an event that anyone can participate in. Whether you’re a beginning or elite bicyclist, eight or 80 years old, or whether you live in an urban or rural area, get inspired with the resources below to start planning your ride.

Get Started

If you’re new to bicycling, these resources can help you get started:

Find Your Park

Learn about the parks and public lands near you, as well as options for overnight stays and bicycle routes:

Bring Your Family

Kids of all ages can learn about the outdoors on two wheels and discover a fun and healthy way to recreate on Bike Your Park Day.

  • Every Kid in a Park: all fourth graders and their families can get a free pass to all national parks, lands, and waters.

  • Discover the Forest: A kid-friendly site that helps families connect to the forests and public lands near them.

  • Kids in Parks: The NPS offers many programs to engage kids and help them discover the outdoors.

  • Bicycling with kids: Adventure Cycling’s How-To resources can help you introduce bicycling to your kids.

Discover Urban Parks

You don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to an iconic park like Yellowstone for Bike Your Park Day — many cities have incredible urban parks to visit by bike.

  • Biking in the city: Bikeabout provides bicycle tourism information for a list of major U.S. and Canadian cities. Find routes, maps, public transportation resources, lodging and more.

  • Bike Share: If you live in an urban area and don’t own a bike, bike share can be a great way to check out urban parks on two wheels. Some national parks even offer bike share!

  • Bikemunk also offers a comprehensive list of bike share companies by state.

Go Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is another way to explore your public lands and the bike trails they offer. Make sure that biking is allowed on the trails before you ride them. 

Bring Bikes Aboard

Put your bike on a bus, train, or boat and use public transportation to supplement your bike overnight.

  • Amtrak Bicycle Services: Amtrak has many different services that allow people to bring bicycles on trains — check out the options for the routes in your area.

  • Planning Your Amtrak Bike Trip: Use these planning tools to help you figure out which bike services each Amtrak route and station provides.

Be A Park Steward

Give back to your parks and public lands by participating in a service event on September 26, 2020 for National Public Lands Day when you bike your park.  It's possible to participate in both Bike Your Park Day and National Public Lands Day!

Photo by Aaron Teasdale