Rules on the trail
Know your equipment, your ability and the area in wich you are riding - and prepare accordingly. Be self-sufficient at all times. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.
Always yeild trail
Make known your approach well in advance. A friendly greeting or bell is considerate and works well; don't startle others.
Leave no trace
Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Practice low-impact cycling. Stay on existing trails, don't create new ones. Don't cut switchbacks.
Ride on open trails only
Respect trail and road closures (ask if not sure), avoid possible tresspass on private land.
Control your bicycle!
Inattention for even a second can cause problems. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations.
Never spook animals
All animals are startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. This can be dangerous! Running cattle and disturbing wildlife is a serious offense.