Arlington National Cemetery has officially banned biking across its grounds for the general public, the Army announced Monday.
"While we know that riders intend no disrespect, bicyclists traversing the cemetery grounds do impact funeral services and the experience that families expect and deserve as they visit their loved one's grave," the Army said in a statement.
Bikes were previously allowed across much of the cemetery, but the Army said cyclists intermingling with drivers and pedestrians is a hazard. According to NBC Washington, visitors with family passes may still bike to and from their loved ones' graves.
The policy change will go into effect Oct. 26.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com