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Many state parks and forests offer bike paths, rail trails and mountain bike trails, as well as quiet paved roads that are ideal for exploring on two wheels.

Check the state park website for more information on where to bike.

Safety equipment such as helmets and protective gear are highly recommended for all riders. Many states require helmets for younger riders.

Like any outdoor adventure, if you come prepared, you will have a safer, more enjoyable experience.


IMBA Rules of the Trail

Ride Open Trails

Respect trail and road closures.

Leave No Trace

Be sensitive to the environment, dirt and vegetation. Avoid wet trails.

Control Your Bicycle

Ride within your limits.

Yield Appropriately

Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you’re coming.

Never Scare Animals

Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. Use special care when passing horses.

Plan Ahead

Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly.


IMBA has clubs and chapters in all 50 states and in many countries. Go to for more information.