Ride responsibly and we’ll all be happier.
Ride Open Trails:
Respect all trail closures — regular trail closures are posted by NREA on our Facebook page.
Leave No Trace:
Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don’t cut switchbacks. If you bring something in, please take it out.
Control Your Bicycle:
Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Please ride within your limits.
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 should yield to other non-motorized trail users, unless the trail is clearly signed for bike-only travel. Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one.
Never Scare Animals:
Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. When encountering or passing horses, use special care. Please slow down and make verbal contact and be prepared to stop and dismount your bike if warranted. Follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain).
Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly. Strive to be self-sufficient: keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.