Ride only on trails open to bicycles:  Respect trail and road closures. Ask the appropriate land manager for clarification if you are uncertain about the status of a trail. Do not trespass on private land.

Electric bicycles are not allowed on non-motorized trails on USFS land:  If the trail is open to motorcycles it is open to e-bikes.  If the trail is not open to motorcycles it is not open to e-bikes. Check with other jurisdictions for clarity on their rules regarding e-bikes.

Ride on established trails only:  Do not cut switchbacks or create new trails. 

Leave No Trace: Ride when the trails are dry.  Muddy trails are easily damaged.  Do not skid! When passing other trail users, choose places with less potential for impact to vegetation to keep trails narrow.

Control Your Speed: Especially when distance visibility is limited.  Ride within your limits and be ready to yield the trail at any moment. 

Yield Appropriately: Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you’re coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to all users headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe, controlled and courteous one. Although technically motorcyclists are supposed to yield to all non-motorized users, consider stepping off the trail if you hear them coming since they can’t hear you coming.

Always yield to equestrians:  When passing horses, dismount from your bike, walk around them on the downhill side of the trail, use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain).  Speak to the rider so that the horse can better recognize you as a person. Horses are prey animals and may view you as a potential predator until you help set their minds at ease.

Running cattle and disturbing wildlife are serious offenses.

When you are the first rider in a group and you pass other trail users, tell them how many more riders are behind you.    

Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.  Don’t endanger yourself and become someone else’s problem.

Pack out all your trash, including food scraps.

Plan Ahead: Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly.

Help other trail users in need who are not as well prepared as you.