Biking Safety

bikers (wearing helmets)

The Bluestone Turnpike Trail is open to bikes. The trail can be rocky and muddy in places. A bike trip a can be a fun filled day as long as you are prepared and stay safe.

Safety tips:
• Plan ahead – check local weather conditions for the day.

• Wear a helmet.

• Carry a small first aid kit with bandages for cuts and abrasions.

• Drink plenty of fluids (no alcohol or caffeine)

• Stay on the trail.

• Control your speed; the trail is not frequently maintained and hazards may exist.

• In case of emergency call 911.

• Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to be back.

• Hunting is permitted in the park; blaze orange clothing is recommended during hunting season.

• Watch where you put your hands and feet; poison ivy, copperheads, and timber rattlesnakes live in the park.

• After biking check yourself for ticks.

• Horses are permitted on the Bluestone Turnpike Trail. Share the trail responsibly with hikers and horses.

Trail Regulations:
• All trash must be carried out.

• Pets must be restrained and leashed.

• Always stay on the trail.

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