When you escape the bustle of urban life for your nature getaway, we know the last thing you want to do is sit in traffic.

But with busy tourist seasons underway in the nation’s most iconic parks, chances are you will encounter some stop and go driving during your venture to Old Faithful, El Cap, or the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Rather than changing your plans to visit these stunning natural areas, consider utilizing alternative human-powered transportation to get you and your family where you need to go.

Remember that old bike you purchased years ago now collecting dust in the deepest depths of your garage?

Yeah, that thing can get you places, without the traffic, the pollution, and the stress.

Screen Shot 2016-07-15 at 10.05.28 AMFresh air and the open road in Yellowstone!

Slow down, embrace the fresh air, and try something new—take your bike out for a spin while visiting our National Parks.

DSC_0262Delaware North associates out enjoying the day at the Grand Canyon!

Here’s a list of some of the most bike-friendly parks for you to consider visiting.

  • Glacier National Park in Montana
  • Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
  • Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
  • Canyonlands National Park in Utah
  • Acadia National Park in Maine
  • Redwood National Park in California
  • Shenandoah National Park in Virginia

Here are a few safety reminders for your next bike excursion:

  • Always wear a helmet! Afraid of looking dorky? Check out these style-conscious and affordable helmets at Critical Cycles.

  • Follow traffic rules! You are considered a vehicle when biking on roads and must abide by the same rules as cars. Use hand signals to indicate the directions you plan on biking.

  • Check your bike! Make sure your brakes work properly, your tires are pumped up adequately, and every part is functioning normally. Quick tune-ups at your local bike shop are cheap and easy, and ensure that you will stay safe during your ride.

What are you waiting for? Have fun, get out there, and remember: NATURE RULES!

Delaware North offers excellent lodging opportunities near Glacier, Grand Canyon, and Shenandoah National Parks.  

Are you committed to eco-friendly transportation? Check out our Go Green discount at Kalaloch Lodge near Olympic National Park.