etiquette

General

  • Observe and follow all signage placed at the trails at all times.
  • Stay on the trail. Do not go off trail even to pass or create new trails.
    Narrow trails mean less environmental impact.
  • Horses and other vehicles are not permitted on the mountain biking networks
  • Wear appropriate safety gear and be realistic about your abilities.
  • Be aware of road crossings and give way to vehicles.
  • Leave no trace! Take your rubbish with you when you leave.
  • Mobile reception may not be available in some areas.
    Be aware of your locations as your travel the trails.

Mountain Bike Riders

  • Slow down when approaching other track users. Alert others when approaching.
  • Maintain at least 50 m between riders.
  • Avoid skidding and sliding—this may result in collision with other trail users and damage to the trail surface.
  • Beware of swift flowing water when crossing creeks and other water streams.
  • Pass other trail users with care and travel in single file on busy trails.
  • Ride your mountain bike at a controlled speed, especially approaching blind corners.
  • Keep to the right when passing other users.
  • Other trail users may not be familiar with the mountain bike trails. Talk to them about their use, directions and safety.

What to do if you encounter a horse:

  • On trails where horse riding is permitted, equestrians have the right of way over other users on all trails. This is an international standard. Walkers have next priority and then cyclists.
  • Cyclists should yield to horses by stopping and asking permission of the horse rider to pass.
  • Cyclists must allow horse riders time to position their horses for safety.
  • Cyclists should not ring bells as they may startle a horse – voice contact is preferable. A frightened horse is a danger to you, the horse rider and other park users.
  • It is advisable not to pass within a metre of a horse as they may kick if startled and have considerable reach.
  • Slow down at intersections where you are likely to meet other users.