Cycling in Arlington National Cemetery and Fort Myer
Arlington National Cemetery and Fort Myer are administered by the U.S. military and have special rules for cyclists.
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington Cemetery allows limited access to bicycles in an eastbound (downhill) direction only. Identification and a helmet are required.
While cycling through Fort Myer, bicyclists must:
- Wear an approved helmet that meets or exceeds American National Standards Institute or Snell Memorial Foundation Standards for bicycle helmets. When purchasing new helmets, riders should look for the Consumer Product Safety Commission certification. Obey all traffic signals, signs and devices except when dismounted, at which time the rules pertaining to pedestrians will apply.
- Ride single file when vehicle traffic is present. Bicyclists may not ride more than two abreast. Bicyclists may not attach themselves to any vehicle being operated on the roadway.
- Not park upon a street or sidewalk or park against a building in such a way as to obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
- Not carry a package, bundle or article that prevents them from safely operating the bicycle.
- Ensure the bicycle is equipped with a front clear reflector and red rear reflector if in operation from one-half hour before sunset to one-half hour after sunrise. Bicyclists will wear a reflective upper outer garment during hours of reduced visibility.
- Not wear or use headphones, earphones or cell phones while riding a bicycle.
- Not attach or carry a leash attached to an animal that facilitates walking or exercising the animal.
For gate hours please visit the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directions page.