The way you ride today shapes mountain bike trail access tomorrow. Do you part to preserve and enhance the sport’s access and image by observing the following rules of the trail, formulated by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). These rules are recognized around the world as the standard code of conduct for mountain bikers.
Ride on Open Trails Only: respect trail and road closures (ask if uncertain).
Leave No Trace: be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Recognize different types of soils and trail construction; practice low-impact cycling. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage. When the trail bed is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don’t cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.
Control Your Bicycle!: inattention for even a second can cause problems. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations.