Episode 1 – Be Prepared
“ Maybe packs aren’t for goobers.”
Familiarize yourself with area you will be riding.
If riding alone, be sure someone knows of your route.
Bring sufficient food, water, tools, spare parts, and clothing.
Leave no trace. Nobody likes to see empty wrappers on the trail.
Episode 2 – Share the Trail
Featuring Greg Minnaar & Kate Courtney & cameo appearance by Maurice Tierney (Dirt Rag Magazine).
“ It’s kind of like everyone out on the trail is part of one big family.”
Always Yield the Trail to Other Trail Users.
Yielding means slow down, establish communication, be prepared to stop if necessary and pass safely.
For horses, stop and ask equestrians if it is ok to pass. Horses are easily startled.
Episode 3 – Use the Flow
“ Use the flow bro. Use the flow.”
Stay on legal and open trails
Avoid skidding and cutting corners
Obey signs and posted speed limits
Show respect and compassion to other trail users.
Episode 4 – Be a Steward
“It’s like one big life cycle “
Participate in local trail maintenance and trail building days. The more you help build, the more there is for you to ride!
Don’t poach trails when they are closed for maintenance. Nobody likes a busted berm.
Don’t build any trails or features without the permission of the local land manager.
“The more trails I help build, the more trails there are to ride. Its like one big life cycle.”
Woah….that’s a deep thought.
Donations to NICA help strengthen and expand the interscholastic cycling movement, both by adding new state leagues and supporting existing leagues.