Gravely Park
Gravely Park, Mt. Vernon Trail
Ft. Frederick
Ft. Frederick on the C&O trail
Mineral Belt Trail
Mineral Belt Trail - Leadville, CO
Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
U.S.S. Cod Submarine
U.S.S. Cod Submarine next to KBKL
Newark Indian Mounds
Hopewell Indian Mounds - Newark, OH
Gettysburg
Gettysburg Battlefield
Murals in Frederick, VA
Murals in Frederick, VA
First Flight, VA
First Flight & Wright Brothers
Grand Canyon
Bike the Grand Canyon rim
Virginia Creeper Trail
Virginia Creeper Trail Testle
U.S. Air Force Museum
U.S Air Force Museum
AirVenture
AirVenture - Oshkosh
First Flight
First Flight
Colorado River at Marble Canyon
Colorado River at Marble Canyon, AZ
Bryce Canyon, UT
Bryce Canyon Airport
Page, AZ
One of the most bike accesible towns - Page, AZ
Dover Dam - New Philadelphia, OH
Dover Dam - New Philadelphia, OH
Perry's Monument - South Bass Island, OH
Perry's Monument, Sout Bass Island, OH
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Fly 'n Bike

A number of years ago I saw a picture of a pilot who landed a few miles from the Grand Canyon and biked to the north rim. That inspired me to get a foldable bicycle and start my own adventures of flying and biking. After a lot of searching, I selected a 26" Montague that doubles as a great bike for daily use at home. I'm not a road biker, otherwise any airport would do. So, this page is a place to share some interesting airports that provide reasonable access to bike friendly trail systems or cities. A lot of airports are miles of country road from towns or trails. I've tried to find those with less than a mile or so of 2-lane road to deal with. Some airports offer courtesy cars that you might use for a short ride on a nearby trail. I've added highlights of what you can find on your trip at each airport. I've biked the airports with the and I expect you'll have fun with these too. If you're interested in finding bike trails, be sure to check the Bicycling layer in Google Maps. I hope my adventures encourage you to get out to fly and bike.

Comments and addtions welcomed!
tarrow@roadrunner.com

Alabama
Dauphin Island (4R9) - AL
A great barrier island. Visit the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. I've flown in here and walked around the island. It would be perfect for biking.
Mobile Downtown Airport (KBFM) - AL
There's easy access to Mobile from the airport. Visit a battleship, see the live oaks that arch over the street with spanish moss. Plan a visit to the Continental Engines Factory right at the airport.
Arizona
Page Muni (KPGA) - AZ
Bike into town for accomodations and restaurants. Bike down the hill to the Glen Canyon Dam and Visitor Center. Take a tour of Antelope Canyon. Be sure to bike the Page Rim Trail for some great views of the canyon and Lake Mead. There's also the John Wesley Powell Museum.
Grand Canyon (KGCN) - AZ
Get a pickup from the south rim lodge and bike the canyon rim area from Hermit's Rest to the Visitor's Center.
Marble Canyon (L41) - AZ
Land within a half mile of the upper Grand Canyon and bike to the Navajo Bridge. Have lunch at the Marble Canyon Lodge. You can take a short bike ride across the Colorado River. You can stay overnight and take a rafting trip in the canyon from here down a road to Lee's Ferry. This KML file of my flight into Marble Canyon airport. Download it and open it in Google Earth.
California
Half Moon Bay (KHAF) - CA
Land at Half Moon Bay and bike to Pillar Point, see the surf, hike a trail, visit the small towns north and south of the field.
Oceano County (L52) - CA
Look for their Fly ' Ride bikes at the airport. Ride to Pismo Beach and walk on the pier and take in a restaurant.
Reid-Hillview (KRHV) - CA
Bike Silicon Valley! This will put you in the midst of it with bike trails galore. Check if bikes are available at the airport.
Rogers Field (O05) - CA
Enjoy the mountain air in the northern California Sierra's. Check if bikes area available at the airport.
Santa Barbara (KSBA) - CA
It's less than a mile to Goleta Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Check if bikes area available at the airport.
South Lake Tahoe (KTVL) - CA
Enjoy the mountains and scenery of Lake Tahoe. There's a few bike trails near the airport, such as the Pioneer Trail. Check if bikes area available at the airport.
Trinity Center (O86) - CA
Bike a small town in northern California. Check if bikes area available at the airport.
Truckee (KTRK) - CA
There's a bike friendly road into Truckee at the Donner Pass. Check if bikes area available at the airport.
Colorado
Leadville/Lake County (KLXV) - CO
Fly into the highest paved runway in the U.S. at 9933 MSL. The airport is on a mesa in a large mountain valley. Watch your density altitude. Bike the Mineral Belt Trail.
Here's a flight around the Rocky Mountains and into Leadville. Download and open in Google Earth.
Gunnison (KGUC) - CO
High in the Rockies is Gunnison. This small town is walking and biking distance from the airport.
Florida
Everglades (X01) - FL
The town is near as well as Everglades Park National Park. Air boat rides are just around the corner.
Cedar Key (KCDK) - FL
Cedar Key is a great stop on the way to central Florida. Bike to the restaurants. Or there is a taxi who listens to the Unicom frequency.
Key West (KEYW) - FL
This is a natural for biking given the size of the island. You can bike to Key Largo on the Florida Overseas Heritage Trail
Georgia
Jekyll Island (09J) - GA
It's a short bike to golf, the beaches, restaurants, and Nature Centers on Jekyll Island.
St. Simons Island (KSSI) - GA
Just across the sound from Jekyll Island you'll find St. Simons Island with easy bike access to their beaches and local attractions. Bike rentals are available on the island.
Idaho
Boise (KBOI) - ID
If you like the outdoors this is the town. Bike trails take you rigth from the airport into Boise.
Indiana
Eagle Creek (KEYE) - IN
Bike to the Eagle Creek Park just up the road. Have lunch at Rick's Boatyard.
Maryland
College Park (KCGS) - MD
Get your TSA background check. Fly in here and you're 20 minutes from DC via DC Metrorail. With lots of access to places to stay and sights in DC, there is also the Mt. Vernon Trail that takes you south through Alexandria to Mt. Vernon.
Frederick Muni (KFDK) - MD
Visit AOPA headquarters at the airport. It's an easy bike into town. Check out the murals on the bridges and antique shops in town.
Ocean City (26N) - MD
What could be better than landing just blocks from the beach and the resort area of Ocean City. There are dedicated bicycle lanes on West Avenue and on the Boardwalk that's less than a mile away. Note that you can't ride your bike on the boardwalk.
Michigan
Charlevoix (KCVX) - MI
The airport is just a quick sidewalk bike ride from the town of Charlevoix. Be sure to bike the side streets with the Mushroom Houses. Stay at a bed & breakfast and bike the Lake to Lake trail. It's a great day ride up to Petosky and back.
Mackinac Island (KMCD) - MI
You need a bike since there are no cars allowed on the island. There's a wonderful paved trail that circles the island. The roads on the island are easy to navigate with many interesting sites to see from forts to old graveyards.
Kalamazoo (KAZO) - MI
The Kal Haven trail goes from Kalamazoo to South Haven on Lake Michigan. And don't miss the Air Zoo at the airport.
Sebewaing Township (98G) - MI
Bike into this small town on the thumb of Mighican on Saginaw Bay. Check if bikes are available at the airport.
Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City (KTVC) - MI
There's a great network of bike trails along western Michigan. Check if bikes are available at the airport.
Minnesota
Crystal Airport (KMIC) - MN
The Minneapolis area has numerous dedicated bike paths. You'll find a bike trail right at the exit to the airport.
Missouri
Jefferson City Airport (KJEF) - MO
The 237 mile long Katy Trail goes right past the airport. To get into town, use the Missouri River Skywalk.
Montanna
West Yellowstone (KWYS) - MT
There's a Jeep trail right at the exit to the airport that will take you into West Yellowstone. Check if bikes are available at the airport.
Nebraska
Pioneer Village (0V3D) - NE
Pioneer Village has been around since I was a kid. The museum is right next to the airport and the town of Minden is just a short distance away.
New Jersey
Cape May (KWWD) - NJ
Bike into town and spend some time on the beaches. While you are there, check out the WWII gun emplacements guarding the inlet to Delaware Bay.
New Mexico
Los Alamos (KLAM), NM
It's a short bike into town. Check out the museum and Oppenheimer's house on Bathtub Row.
New York
Brockport (7G0) - NY
The airport is about 1.5 miles south of the Erie Canal Bike Trail.
Corning-Painted Post (7N1) - NY
Corning is a small, very walkable and bikeable town. Visit the Corning Museum of Glass or the Rockwell Museum. There are plenty of restaurants and shops on their main street and a couple of hotels. The town is a short distance from the airport.
Finger Lakes Regional (0G7) - NY
Bike into Seneca Falls.
Fishers Island (0B8) - NY
This looks like a great small island to explore. Check for bikes at the FBO.
Lake Placid (KLKP) - NY
This airport is just south of Lake Placid. See the Olympic Museum and training facilities, or hike a mountain.
Martha's Vineyard (KMVY) - NY
Land at Martha's Vineyard and you are in the middle of the island. A bike let's you explore the beaches, towns, dining, and activities.
Pen Yan (KPEO) - NY
Pick up the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail just north of the airport in Pen Yan.
Massachusetts
Provincetown (KPVC) - MA
Out on the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is an easy flight, over water, or following the cape. The beach is walking distance from the airport. A bike is a great way to explore the cape and town.
Maine
Machias Valley (KMVM) - ME
There's a couple mile ride into town. Check out the Bad Little Falls Park. Check if bikes are available at the airport.
North Carolina
First Flight (KFFA) - NC
This is a must for any pilot. It's a large place so a bicycle helps get around the birthplace of powered flight.
Dare County (KMQI) - NC
Take the bike trail into Manteo. Stay overnight at a bed & breakfast. Visit the Ft. Raleigh outdoor museum on the north end of the island. Be sure to visit the museum in the FBO with displays of Civil Air Patrol and U.S. Navy from WWII.
Ocracoke Island (W95), NC
This is a nice small island to explore.
Ohio
Bowling Green (KBWG) - OH
The airport is right across the street from the town and Bowling Green State University. It's an easy ride into town and lots of restaurants downtown.
Burke Lakefront (KBKL) - OH
Downtown Cleveland awaits: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, USS Cod Submarine, International Women's Air & Space Museum in the terminal. Easily connects through Cleveland to Tremont and the Cuyahoga Valley bike trail to Zoar and eventually New Philadelphia.
Carroll County Airport (KTSO) - OH
Just across the road from the airport is a gravel drive that leads to the Bluebird Farm Park with a small covered bridge. Continue over the bridge and the road leads up into Carrollton.
Cincinnati West (I67) - OH
Just about a 1 mile ride to the east is the Cincinnati Whitewater Forest.
Delaware Co. (KDLZ) - OH
Out the gate to the north, it's an easy ride through a housing development with nicely paved sidewalks but the street is wide and has little traffic. The town of Delaware and Ohio Wesleyan University are not far away.
Freeman Swank Farms Airport (0OH5) - OH
This is a well kept grass strip near Butler, Ohio. The owner welcomes visitors. Call to check field conditions. It's a short ride to the 18.5 mile rural scenic Richland B&O Trail from Butler to Mansfield.
Greene County (I19) - OH
Bike out the access road downhill to the Creekside Trail. The hill out of the airport is steep, so be prepared on your trip back. The road links you to the large Dayton area bike trail system. The USAF Museum is about 15 miles on a paved rail trail.
Geauga Co. (7G8) - OH
Amish country and town of Middlefield is just north of the airport. The Maple Highlands Trail goes right past the airport. You can bike north on this trail to Chardon, Ohio.
New Philadelphia (KPHD) - OH
Shoenbrunn Village is just south of the airport. There is an antique carousel in the Tuscora Park. A bike trail from Cleveland is planned to be extended to New Philly.
Newark (KVTA) - OH
City streets and sidewalks to Newark Earthworks. There are two sites. Be sure to check the northern section at the golf course built around the mounds.
Parr (42I) - OH
Bike into Zanesville via city streets and try out the "Y" bridge.
Put-In-Bay (3W2) - OH
You're on an island! Bike to Perry's Monument. Catch a boat to North Bass. Enjoy the restaurants and beaches.
Urbana (I74) - OH
There's an easy ride into downtown Urbana, Ohio. One 1-mile south of the airport is the Simon Kenton Trail. Bike to Springfield, Dayton, and Cincinnati via bike trails.
Willard (8G1) - OH
Bike into Willard. East of Chicago Pizza across the street; try their pizza buffet.
Pennsylvania
Sunriver Airport (S21) - OR
Bike into town or take some of the numerous bike trails in Sunriver right outside the ariport gate. There are over 40 miles of flat and paved bike trails to discover.
Pennsylvania
Beaver County (KBVI) - PA
With city streets and some sidewalks, you can bike into town and down to the river.
Franklin (KFKL) - PA
Town of Franklin and access to the Samual Justus Trail in the valley. Check the hill before you try this one. You can also get the courtesy car for a few hours to get you to the trail in the valley.
Gettysburg (W05) - PA
A bicycle ride through the battlefield will give you a perspective you can't get in a car or tour bus. Bike along the high water mark of the battlefield. See what it was like to make it up Little Round Top. Bike past the Wheatfield and Devil's Den. The park Visitor Center has a wonderful Cyclorama of the battle.
Piper Memorial (KLHV) - PA
Bike to the Piper Aircraft Museum or into town.
Williamsport (KIPT) - PA
Easy access to town and the Susquehanna Greenway Trail runs right near the airport.
Zelienople (KPJC) - PA
Visit the small town of Harmony.
Rhode Island
Block Island (KBID) - RI
Block Island, out in Long Island Sound, is a great place to visit for the day or longer. Mopeds and bikes are available at the airport.
South Carolina
Hilton Head (KHXD) - SC
Bike to the beach or your resort.
South Dakokta
Wall (6V4) - SD
Highway signs for Wall Drug are scattered across the region. This is a definite place you have to visit. It's an easy bike or walk from the airport. Don't forget to try the donuts and get your picture with the Jackalope.
Texas
Galveston (KGLS) - TX
Bike near or far from the airport on Galveston island and there is surely something to do. Moody Gardens is right next to the airport. The long Galveston Seawall Boulevard with shops, restaurants, and public beach is not far away.
Utah
Bryce Canyon (KBCE) - UT
The area is relatively flat and you can bike to the motel. You can also bike to Bryce Canyon National Park from the airport. Or take a short ride to Ruby's Inn that's not far from the airport, stay overnight, and catch a shuttle to the park.
Virginia
Abingdon (KVJI) - VA
You can bike into town from the airport. Check out the plays at the Barter Theatre. Abingdon is mile 0 on the 34 mile Virginia Creeper Trail. There are numerous trestles with a beautiful ride through forested Virginia. From Damascus, you can get a ride to the top of Whitetop Mountain and bike back, all downhill.
Luray (W45) - VA
Bike to the Luray Caverns or into town.
Tangier Island (KTGI - VA
Bike or hike from the airport on this island in Chesapeake Bay.
Washington
Boeing King Co. (KBFI) - WA
If you like biking and exploring cities, Seatle is a bike friendly city. Exit to the north and there are bike lanes into the city.
Wisconsin
Lake Chetek Municipal (Y23) - WI
Bike a small town in the North country of Wisconsin and enjoy Lake Chetek. Check if bikes are available at the airport.
Oshkosh (KOSH) - WI
The EAA Museum is right at the airport. It's easy to bike off the airport and right into town. Don't forget to bring your bike for EAA AirVenture.
Shell Lake Municipal (KSSQ) - WI
Bike a small town in the North Wisconsin and enjoy Shell Lake. Check if bikes are available at the airport.
Waukesha (KUES) - WI
This airport gives you easy access to the town of Waukesha, Bike Trails, and hotels. There's a small museum in the FBO.
Washington Island (2P2) - WI
Another island! You'll see from their island map there are plenty of things to do. Schoolhuse Beach is a short distance north of the airport and has a magnificient stone beach with crystal clear water. Check for a fishboil fly-in. Just be careful, and plan for the short grass strip.
Wausau (KAUW) - WI
Bike to Memorial Park on the Wisconsin River. The airport is right next to a residentala area. It should be an easy ride to a restaurant or other parrs of town. Check if bikes are available at the airport.
West Virginia
Potomac Airpark (W35) - WV
Bike across the bridge to Hancock, MD. There's a bike shop in town if you need it and a number of restaurants. The C&O Towpath Trail is part of the Great Allegheny Passage and runs from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC. Ft. Frederick, a French and Indian War fort, is 15 miles down the trail to the east.
Summersville (KSXL) - WV
Land on this penninsula and take the Long Point Trail that's right next to the airport.
Wyoming
Cheyenne (KCYS) - WY
Bike trails border the airport with access to Cheyenne.

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