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Bicycling

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Bicycling General Information

Bicycles are allowed on open forest roads, on many forest roads that are gated to prevent motor vehicle travel, and on more than 1,100 miles of trails on the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests.  Many trails are open to multiple non-motorized uses; meaning the trails are shared by hikers, horse riders, and bicyclists.  Bicycles must remain on authorized roads and trails; cross-country travel is not permitted.  Bicycles are a form of mechanical transport and are not allowed in Wilderness.  Information on allowed trail uses is available on trailhead signs and the National Geographic-Trails Illustrated map for the area, or by contacting the nearest Ranger District office.  

Electric bikes (e-bikes) are considered motor vehicles and are restricted to certain areas. Learn more about e-bikes and where they can be used.

Trail Etiquette:

Trail etiquette for multiple use trails calls for horses to have the right-of-way.  Hikers should yield to horses.  Bicyclists should yield to horses and hikers.



https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/gwj/recreation/bicycling