BIKE TRAIL RIDING ETIQUETTE
PROPER BIKE TRAIL RIDING ETIQUETTE IS NOT JUST ABOUT FOLLOWING THE RULES. IT’S ALSO ABOUT TREATING OTHER TRAIL USERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED - WITH RESPECT.
WHEN TRAVELING ON PAVED DESIGNATED BIKE TRAIL
When traveling on a paved designated bike trail, ride on the right side of the trail.
When passing let bike riders or pedestrians know by calling out "On your left." You can also use your bell if you have one.
Always pass with caution as some may have ear buds and may not hear you.
When riders or pedestrians come from another direction, call out "Behind you" to warn others in case someone behind you wants to pass. Let them know by saying "Riders or Walkers up."
IF SOMEONE WANTS TO PASS YOU OR YOUR GROUP
If someone wants to pass you or your group, the rear rider should call out "Bikers down" signifying someone behind you.
There is a 20 MPH speed limit on the paved bike trails.
On roads shared with cars, Ride in the direction of the flow of traffic.
Front rider should lets those behind them know if a car, bike or pedestrians are approaching by calling out "Car up." or "Bikers up"
REAR RIDERS SHOULD WARN OTHERS OF CARS COMING FROM BEHIND
Rider in the rear should aways warn others if a car is coming from behind by calling out "Car down."
Don't approach a stranger for assistance and Keep your distance from someone you're not riding with.
Always be aware of your surroundings,
Finally, remember to follow the speed limit, never pass on the right, be alert, enjoy the landscape and have fun!