As you ride, you have the power to protect the land or damage it. The legacy you leave as a mountain biker is determined every time you hit the trails.
Weather can change quickly. Get the latest forecast and be prepared.
Let someone else know where you are riding and when you expect to return.
Get an early start, and give your group plenty of time to complete the ride (twice the time you think you need).
KEEP IN CONTROL:
Control your speed. You should be able to stop in half the distance you can see ahead.
Yield the right-of-way to others on the trail.
Always wear a helmet.
Ride in groups of three or more. Stay with the rider behind you, and don't let the group get separated.
Plan a predetermined route and a meeting location (time and place should the group get separated.
Never leave an injured person alone.
RESPECT THE RESOURCE:
Ride only on existing trails and roads.
Never create new trails or make short cuts or "turn-outs" around fallen logs, water bars and muddy areas.
Ride through puddles rather than around them.
Avoid soft and wet trails.
Don’t chase or disturb wildlife or livestock.
Pack it in, pack it out. Carry out all trash you carry in.