Free Bike to State Parks Weekend

Washoe Lake State Park

The Nevada Division of State Parks will admit, free of charge, bicyclists who ride into any Nevada State Park the weekend of May 19-20, 2007, in celebration of National Bike Month.

Nevada State Parks include Lake Tahoe-Nevada (which includes the Spooner Backcountry), Valley of Fire, Spring Mountain Ranch, Lahontan, Floyd Lamb, Cathedral Gorge and Kershaw-Ryan.

This weekend is in conjunction with Nevada Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18, as well as the League of American Bicyclists’ National Bike Month. More information on bicycling in Nevada can be found at http://www.BicycleNevada.com or calling (775) 888-RIDE.

Benefits of bike riding include improving overall fitness, easing traffic congestion and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It is also an opportunity for families to spend quality time together outdoors.

Nevada Division of State Parks participates in the Nevada Bicycle Advisory Board’s statewide efforts to promote and improve bicycle riding, safety, enforcement, tourism, trails and events.

For more information on bicycling opportunities in Nevada State Parks, please contact Richard Keller at (702) 875-9174 in the Southern Nevada area, Cheryl Surface at (775) 684-2788 in the Northern Nevada area or visit the Nevada State Parks’ website at http://www.parks.nv.gov.

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 2.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 26 parks in Nevada.

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