Rider Safety Rule

While riding with a group, we stress the importance of watching for the two riders behind you.  Don’t turn off a main road or trail without waiting for them to catch up.  Make sure they see you turn off especially when you come to a “T” or “Y” in the road or trail.  Best thing to do is wave at the two riders and wait for them to acknowledge by waving back.  It is important that everyone arrives back at their vehicles safely.  Click on Code of Riding Ethics for a printable copy.

Code of Riding Ethics

  • I will respect the rights of all recreationalists to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
  • I will respect public and private property.
  • I will park considerately, taking no more space than needed, without blocking other vehicles, and without impeding access to trails.
  • I will keep to the right when meeting another recreationalist. Yield the right-of-way to traffic moving uphill.
  • I will slow down and use caution when approaching or overtaking another.

    Wildlife near an ATV trail in the Paddock Reservoir area.

  • I will respect designated areas, trail-use signs and established trails.
  • When stopping, I will not block the trail.
  • I will not disturb wildlife.
  • I will avoid areas posted for the protection of feeding wildlife.
  • I will not litter and will pack out everything I pack in.
  • I realize that my destination objective and travel speed should be determined by my equipment, ability, the terrain, weather, and traffic on the trail. In case of emergency, I will volunteer assistance.
  • I will not interfere with or harass others. I recognize that people judge all trail users by my actions.
  • Motorized trail users should pull off the trail and stop their engines when encountering horseback riders. It is also a good idea to take off your helmet and greet the riders.

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