Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Trail Etiquette

Help make the trails fun and safe for everyone by using the following guidelines:

• Parents please educate your children on trail rules.
• No ATV’s or motorized vehicles allowed on the trails.
• Please be courteous to all other trail users.
• Bicyclists, wear a helmet for your safety.
• Bicycles yield to all other trail users (walkers, runners, and hikers on the trail, and cars when crossing streets). Yielding means slow down, communicate, be prepared to stop, and pass safely.
• To avoid erosion and damage to the trail, avoid riding the trail in rainy or wet conditions.
• Use a bell or your voice to warn others when passing.
• Keep your bike under control and at a safe speed at all times.
• Pet owners, leash and pick up after your pets.
• Downhill traffic should yield to uphill traffic. When in doubt, give the other user the right of way.
• Use caution when using headphones. You may not be able to hear people trying to warn you.
• To prevent injury to yourself and damage to natural resources, please stay on the designated trails.
• Do not litter. Do your part to keep the trails clean.
• Glass bottles and containers are prohibited.
• Be aware of trail conditions and proceed with care when conditions are poor, such as wet, covered in leaves, icy or strong winds.
• Do not block trail. Groups move to the right or form a single line.