New North Dakota Tourism program encourages & rewards bikers’ exploration of scenic byways

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Bismarck, N.D. – North Dakota Tourism has launched the North Dakota Scenic ByRider Program to reward bikers who tour the state’s scenic byways and backways. Riders traveling five of the 10 scenic byways or backways in the state in one calendar year will receive a patch indicating they are a North Dakota Scenic ByRider.
 
“One of the best ways to experience the sights, sounds and smells of North Dakota is to tour on two wheels,” Scooter Pursley with North Dakota Tourism said. “North Dakota’s 10 scenic byways and backways provide sensory overload for bikers looking for a thrilling afternoon run or a relaxing evening ride with friends. Quaint towns, unique dining spots and great scenery await along these state-designated routes.”
 
To verify they were on the route, bikers need to take a photo of themselves holding a copy of the current North Dakota Travel Guide in front of their bike and a recognizable scenic area, attraction, accommodation or event on that byway.
 
Once bikers have photos taken along five different byways or backways, they can email them to Scooter Pursley at jpursley@nd.gov or mail them to Pursley at North Dakota Tourism Division, 1600 E Century AVE, PO Box 2057, Bismarck ND 58502. Bikers will receive a patch for their vest or jacket, verifying them as a North Dakota Scenic Byrider. Those riding two-up will receive patches for each rider.
 
More information about the North Dakota Scenic ByRider program can be found at NDtourism.com. Or, call Scooter Pursley with North Dakota Tourism at 701-328-2525 or 800-435-5663, or via email at jpursley@nd.gov.
 
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