The road and mountain biking season typically runs from May through to October, although some roads open up for cyclists earlier in the year. Fat biking is a fun option when snow is covering the trails and roads.
Whatever the season, weather in the mountains is unpredictable so make sure you are prepared with a repair kit, tools, and warm waterproof layers. You should also be aware of wildlife. Check Parks Canada’s website for more information about biking safety and wildlife advisories.
Banff Avenue Bike Valet
The free bike valet is open from 10 am to 6:30 pm and located on Banff Avenue in front of the Banff Visitor Centre (224 Banff Ave.). Visitors and locals alike can drop off, leave and then collect their bicycles during operating hours for a secure bike storage option while exploring the town. The bike valet is operated in partnership with the Town of Banff and Parks Canada by members of the Banff & Lake Louise Tourism Visitor Services team.
Bow Valley Parkway Cycling Experience
Enjoy car free, road cycling along a 17 km stretch of the Bow Valley Parkway from the Fireside Day Use area to Johnston Canyon. This stretch of the road will be closed to vehicles seven days a week in the spring and fall from May 1 to June 25, and from September 1 to September 30.
Visitors and cyclists using the Bow Valley Parkway can park their vehicles at the Banff Train Station parking lot accessible via the Mount Norquay Road entrance to the townsite.
Vehicle access to Johnston Canyon remains available via the Castle Junction interchange on the TransCanada Highway.