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Biker Responsibility Code

Bicycling involves the risk of serious injury. Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and the safety of others. 


  1. STAY IN CONTROL: You are responsible for avoiding objects and people.
  2. KNOW YOUR LIMITS: Ride within your ability. Start small and work your way up.
  3. PROTECT YOURSELF: Use an appropriate bicycle, helmet and protective equipment.
  4. INSPECT AND MAINTAIN YOUR EQUIPMENT: Know your components and their operation prior to riding.
  5. BE LIFT SMART: Know how to load, ride and unload safely. Ask if you need help.
  6. INSPECT TRAILS AND FEATURES: Conditions change constantly; plan and adjust your riding accordingly.
  7. OBEY SIGNS AND WARNINGS: Stay on marked trails. Keep off closed trails and features. Ride in the direction indicated.
  8. BE VISIBLE: Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, feature, landing or are not visible.
  9. LOOK OUT FOR OTHERS: Look both ways and yield when entering or crossing a road or trail. When overtaking, use caution. The downhill user has the right of way.
  10. COOPERATE: If involved in, or witness to an incident, identify yourself to staff.
  11. LEAVE NO TRACE: Do not feed, provoke, or approach wildlife.

Know and Follow the Code. It is Your Responsibility.