1.Ride on open trails only.
2. Leave no trace.
3. Control your bicycle.
4. Always yield trail.
5. Never spook animals.
6. Plan ahead.
The above noted Rules of Trail Use is courtesy of International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA.com). We at Vedder Mountain Trails Association believe in these principles but hold ourselves to yet a higher standard. We are rare mix of trail users that maintain an open and healthy relationship with all other trail users. We don't own these trails. We are simply their caretakers and we want to be respectful of others who enjoy different sports but have a similar charge. To this end here are a few more guidelines for Mountain Bike use on Vedder Mountain trails:
|1.Assume you are not seen nor heard....call out when coming upon other trail users so as not to startle them
2.If trail is damaged/hazardous, mark it & contact VMTA....ignoring it could hurt others
3.Be respectful & kind to other users in other sports....they have a right to be here too
4.Don't assume dogs on the trail will move out of your way....you can hurt them
5.Never conduct any trail repairs or alterations without contacting VMTA
6.Very wet trails are easily damaged....when its pouring out, stay at home
7.Ride, don't slide....dragging your back tire destroys trails wicked fast
8.Look ahead when you are riding....you'll be surprised at what you might see
9.Horses will always be more afraid of you than you are of them....stop & let them pass
10.Hikers/runners will always be more afraid of you than you are of them....stop & let them pass
Mark Steinebach, Treasurer