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6 Tips for Biking in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole presents an eclectic mix of cycling opportunities all year round, from thrilling mountain bike treks through wooded trails to relaxed cruises on an e-bike or road bike along paved pathways and roads.

We asked a local cyclist for some tips on how you can make the most of your cycling experience in Jackson. Here are some of her top tips:

  1. Bring water and DRINK it. You are at an elevation of approximately 6,400 feet above sea level on the Jackson bike trails and pathways. Because of the elevation, you may also find that you are hungrier than usual (bring extra snacks!) and that you need to apply sunscreen more frequently.
  2. In addition to your credit or debit cards, bring a little cash for emergencies. Our savvy local tells us that at the start of every riding season, she tucks a $20 bill under one of her shoe footbeds, just in case...
  3. Don’t forget to bring your Grand Teton National Park pass! Bikers need passes at the Moran and Moose entry stations.
  4. Make some stops along the way. If you are making the 17-mile trip from town to Jenny Lake, Dornan’s in Moose is a great place to stop for lunch and cold drinks. When heading out to the West side of the valley, Basecamp is a great spot to refill water bottles or grab a quick snack.
  5. Equip yourself with the proper cycling supplies. To be prepared for your bike ride, you should remember to pack the following items. In the event you forget to pack an item, you can always purchase it at one of the many bike outfitters around Jackson Hole.
    • Biking shorts and t-shirt
    • Helmet
    • Biking shoes
    • Thermal layers and rain gear
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Water bottle
    • Bike pump and repair kit
    • National Park pass
    • For emergencies: ID, money, and mobile phone
    • Optional: bike computer, bear spray, and a camera for the many photo-worthy moments you’ll encounter along the way!
  6. One final tip: Cycling is about the ride, not just about getting to your destination! So be safe and prepared and most of all, enjoy your cycling adventure in Jackson.

Learn more about different cycling experiences and the many other outdoor activities that await you in and around Jackson Hole.

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