Cycling at Haleakala National Park Given "High Risk" Rating
Bike riding can be as dangerous as climbing Mount Rainier or horseback riding in the Rockies? That's the preliminary finding by a National Park Service team that assessed the risk of commercial cycling at Haleakala National Park.
The assessment, prepared in the wake of the death last fall of a woman pedaling down from the summit of 10,023-foot Mount Haleakala, was presented earlier this week to the Park Service's West Region Board of Review.
“Based on accidents and fatalities, it rates as one of the highest risks,” park Superintendent Marilyn Parris said about the bike tours in an interview with The Maui News.