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Backcountry Bike Ride

Join Government Canyon State Natural Area volunteers on a Backcountry bike ride.

Who Is Invited

Open to ages 18 and older.  All participants must be able to ride over broken, rocky terrain with some changes in elevation. 

Registration & Fees

Registration required for EACH participant.  Sorry, no group registrations.  Natural Area entry fees apply; stop at the Entrance Fee Booth to self-pay/register. 

When & Where to Meet

Arrive by 8:45am.  Meet near the rainwater harvesting tower next to the Visitor's Center.  Plan ahead, as the Natural Area often experiences heavy visitation and wait time at the fee booth.

What to Wear & Bring

Dress in layers and wear appropriate shoes for biking and helmet; bring two liters of water and a snack.


Group size is limited to 8.  No pets please.  To reduce human impact on the Natural Area, please follow the Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics.


This program is subject to cancellation.  On inclement mornings, check trail conditions by calling GCSNA's main office at 210-688-9055 after 7:30 am, or by going to the GCSNA twitter feed or the Friends of Government Canyon Facebook page.    

For more information about this program, email