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Public Works

Mountain Bike Rules

Do your part to retain trail access by observing the following rules formulated by IMBA, the International Mountain Bicycling Association. IMBA’s mission is to promote environmentally sound and socially responsible mountain biking.

Keep trails open by setting a good example of environmentally sound and socially responsible off-road cycling

Ride on Open Trails Only

Respect trail and road closures. The way you ride will influence trail management decisions and policies.

Leave No Trace

Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Even on open authorized trails, you should not ride most trails after a rain. Recognize different types of soils and trail construction. Practice low-impact cycling. This means staying on authorized trails and not creating new ones. Don’t cut switchbacks.

Control Your Bicycle!

Inattention for even a second can cause serious accidents or problems. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations. Dragging your rear wheel causes ruts, which then fills with water and can eventually turn into large washed out areas.

Always Yield the Trail

Make your approach known well in advance. A friendly greeting or bell is considerate and works well, and don’t startle others or wildlife. Show 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

An unannounced approach, a sudden movement, or a loud noise startles animals. This can be dangerous for you, others, and the animals. Give animals extra room and time to adjust to you. 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, and the area in which you are riding – and prepare accordingly. Bring water. 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 satisfaction to you and not a burden on others. A helmet is required by all riders and also wear appropriate safety gear. During severe weather months, either rain or wildfire warnings, please check the City's Red Flag Warnings for closure of the Park before making plans. Red Flag Closures are to ensure the safety of the visitors and to help preserve the environment.