August 23, 2017
NPLD and Bike Your Park Day: September 30
September 30 is not only National Public Lands Day, but also Bike Your Park Day!
If you haven't registered your NPLD site yet, please do so before the September 22nd cut-off date to ensure you receive the Fee Free Coupons to provide to your volunteers. Register your event at: https://www.neefusa.org/pld-registration
If you'd like to co-brand your event to encourage volunteers to bike to or within your recreation areas, media tools are available at https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/bike-your-park- day/promote-your-ride/ for your volunteers to share or promote their ride. The site includes the Bike Your Park Day logo, sample social media posts and images, a template press release/newsletter article, and a downloadable fill-in- the-blanks poster. The Bike Your Park Day hashtag is #bikeyourpark. See the message below for more information.
Subject: Thousands to Explore Parks & Public Lands by Bicycle on September 30
People throughout the world will ride to or within parks and public lands during the second annual Bike Your Park Day on September 30, also National Public Lands Day.
Over 550 rides with more than 3,000 participants in 48 U.S. states, Washington D.C., and several countries are already registered for the second annual Bike Your Park Day on September 30. Thousands more will participate and are expected to register at BikeYourParkDay.org in the next several weeks.
Bike Your Park Day encourages people to explore urban and rural parks and public lands by bicycle whether it's on paved roads, paths, or mountain bike trails. Bike Your Park Day is on the same day as National Public Lands Day and many parks will offer free entrance and will organize special activities and service projects.
People who want to participate in Bike Your Park Day can design their own ride any distance, any style of bicycling, and any type of park or public land that is open to bicycling. Participants register their ride for free at BikeYourParkDay.org, and an interactive displays all of the rides taking place. Everyone who registers by September 18 will be entered to win a bike from Advocate Cycles and an Amtrak trip for two, with bikes, to Glacier National Park.
Bike Your Park Days interactive map of rides includes many that are open for others to join. People can contact the ride organizer via the interactive website. Those who have questions about Bike Your Park Day can contact one of the more than 100 Bike Your Park Day volunteer advisors based in 36 U. S. states and six countries. They can answer questions about bicycle safety, bike-friendly routes, and nearby parks and public lands.
Lisa McKinney, Communications Director
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