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Rules of the Trail
Rules of the Trail
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WVMBA supports the efforts of The International Mountain Biking
Association (IMBA) and encourages all racers to adhere to the
Rules of the Trail IMBA has set forth.
- Ride On Open Trails Only.
Respect trail and road
closures (ask if not sure); avoid possible trespassing on
private land; obtain permits or other authorization as may be
required. Federal and state Wilderness areas are closed to
cycling. The way you ride will influence trail management
decisions and policies.
- Leave No Trace.
Be sensitive to the dirt beneath
you. Even on open (legal) trails, you should not ride under
conditions where you will leave evidence of your passing, such
as on certain soils after a rain. Recognize different types of
soils and trail construction; practice low-impact cycling. 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
- Always Yield Trail.
Make known your approach well in
advance. A friendly greeting or bell is considerate and works
well; don't startle others. Show your respect when passing by
slowing to a walking pace or even stopping. Anticipate other
trail users around corners or in blind spots.
- Never Spook Animals.
All animals are startled by an
unannounced approach, a sudden movement, or a loud noise. This
can be dangerous for you, others, and the animals. Give animals
extra room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses, use
special care and follow directions from the horseback riders
(ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife is a
serious offense. Leave gates as you found them, or as marked.
- Plan Ahead.
Know your equipment, your ability level and
the area in which you are riding. Prepare accordingly. Be
self-sufficient at all times; keep your equipment in good
repair, and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or
other conditions. A well-executed trip is a satisfaction to you
and not a burden or offense to others. Always wear a helmet and
appropriate safety gear.
Keep trails open by setting a good example
of environmentally sound and socially responsible off-road