August 27, 2016
After a big celebration of Adventure Cycling’s birthday last July, we’re gearing up for Bike Your Park Day on September 24 — celebrating our public lands and the 100-year milestone of our national parks. Join over 6,000 people in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and several countries to explore your nearby parks and public lands by bicycle, all on the same day.
Bike Your Park Day is all about building the bike travel community and introducing the joy of bicycling to people who haven’t yet experienced it. And it’s easy to participate: Ride any distance to or within a favorite park or public land. Ride your road bike, mountain bike, cruiser, bike share, and you can bring kids along with their strider bike, tag along bike or bike trailer. Go solo, or go with friends, family or your bike club and help someone who has a taste for adventure take the next step.
Once you’ve registered, share your ride and spread the word! Here are six ways to let people know you’re participating in Bike Your Park Day.
You’ve registered an awesome #bikeyourpark ride — now share it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest … you know the drill. Post photos, with #BikeYourPark and encourage someone to join your ride or inspire them to organize their own ride and register it at BikeYourParkDay.org.
Check out the social media resources on the Share Your Ride page to promote your ride including the logo, and social media images and messaging you can use.
Plus, share your photos on Adventure Cycling’s Submittable page. Help us make a photo album of the big day.
Facebook makes it a breeze to invite friends to join your ride, track RSVPs, build excitement, and keep all participants informed. Be sure to connect with Adventure Cycling’s Bike Your Park Day Facebook event page and connect with people all over the world on September 24.
If you’re a member of a cycling club, bicycle advocacy organization, park or public land group, consider incorporating Bike Your Park Day into your programming and promotion. Use the sample newsletter article/press release for your organization’s newsletter or website. Include the event logos and images and if your organization is organizing a public trip, send a press release to your local media to gain community excitement.
If email is your preferred method of communication, that works too. Use the sample Bike Your Park Day (zip file) newsletter article/press release to draft an energetic email about your upcoming adventure or general information to inspire others.
Contact us and we’ll mail you Bike Your Park Day stickers to share with anyone else who’s interested in the event. Download a printable Bike Your Park Day poster to hang up at businesses and organizations like bike shops, bike clubs, outdoor recreation stores, and community centers.
Now you can purchase virtually anything with the Bike Your Park Day logo on Zazzle.com. Check out t-shirts, hats, and other fun products at the Bike Your Park Day store and wear your support.
Find all of these resources on the Bike Your Park Day Share Your Ride page. Thanks for being part of Adventure Cycling’s 40th anniversary by helping inspire people all over the world to travel by bicycle. Enjoy the ride!
Images 1, 7 & 8 courtesy of Adventure Cycling, photo 2 courtesy of Lassen NP, photo 3 by Saara Snow, photo 4 by Jamie Bianchini, photo 5 courtesy of Blue Ridge Revolutions, photo 6 courtesy of Salsa Cycles.
Adventure Cycling celebrated its 40th anniversary all year with National Bike Travel Weekend, the Montana Bicycle Celebration, and Bike Your Park Day. Look for National Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day in 2017. Thank you to the 40th anniversary sponsors: Raleigh Bicycles, Montana Department of Commerce, Salsa Cycles, Advocate Cycles, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, Primal Wear, Visit Mississippi, Visit Idaho, Travel Oregon, Osprey Packs, Experience Plus!, Destination Missoula and Missoulian.
Find out more about Adventure Cycling’s generous sponsors.