Cruiser Bike Rides & Routes
Winding through the heart of the park, the carriage roads have crushed rock surfaces perfect for bicycling. Cyclists share the carriage roads with horses and pedestrians. Bicycling is not permitted on hiking trails or on privately owned carriage roads. A carriage road map is available.
Park Loop Road
Park Loop Road offers scenic views, but it is winding and narrow and may be congested with vehicles. The road up Cadillac Mountain is very steep and can be dangerous. Bicyclists should use caution when riding on any park road.
Before heading out, cyclists should familiarize themselves with carriage road courtesy and safety:
- Bicyclists yield to all users on the carriage roads. Everyone yields to horses, which can be startled by sudden movements.
- Slow down! Speeding can be hazardous.
- Be prepared to stop. Sudden stops are dangerous on loose gravel.
- Stay to the right. Give a clear warning before passing on the left.
- Move to the side when stopped.
- Wear a helmet and carry water, at least 20 ounces (.6 L) and more on warm days.
- Leave no trace. Carry out what you carry in.
Biking is the perfect way to see Acadia National Park. With a combination of spectacular loop roads overlooking the ocean, and crushed gravel carriage roads that weave through the park, biking is the way to go!
Bicycle rentals are available in Bar Harbor, a town near the entrance of the National Park. A well reputed vendor is http://barharborbike.com/
There are other private businesses that offer rentals and quick google search will yield many results if you can't find the equipment you need at Bar Harbor Bikes.
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