Cycling is a pleasant and physically useful activity which offers a maximal joy to all of its users while they move through the open air. To assure you a pleasant and safe ride, it is necessary to observe some basic rules.
- Ride on open trails only
Respect trail and road closures (ask if not sure), avoid possible tresspass on private land.
- Leave no trace
Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Practice low-impact cycling. Stay on existing trails, don't create new ones. Don't cut switchbacks.
- Control your bicycle!
Inattention for even a second can cause problems. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations.
- Always yeild trail
Make known your approach well in advance. A friendly greeting or bell is considerate and works well; don't startle others.
- Never spook animals
All animals are startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. This can be dangerous! Running cattle and disturbing wildlife is a serious offense.
- Plan ahed
Know your equipment, your ability; and the area in wich you are riding - and prepare accordingly. Be self-sufficient at all times. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.
The described basics are not the only ones. In one word, be good to yourself and to the others and you'll have a good time.
We wish you a nice ride!