MBCC MTB CODE OF CONDUCT

Stay safe on by adhering to the MBCC – Code of Conduct below.

Make sure you know this code before you head out on the trails and remember to always be safety conscious.

Always Plan Ahead

  • Know your bike, your equipment, your ability, and the area in which you are going to ride and prepare accordingly.
  • Be self-sufficient. Keep your equipment in good order and carry necessary supplies for trailside repairs and any changes in the weather or other conditions.
  • Please only ride on official mountain biking trails
  • Carry water and food as necessary. Carry a mobile phone and tell someone your intended route.
  • Please keep left on dual directional trails. Apply the road rules where possible.

Bike Maintenance

  • Carry a puncture repair kit, always take a spare tube, bicycle pump and tyre levers. A tool kit and small first aid kit at all times and know how to use them.
  • Helmets & gloves should be worn at all times.
  • Ride within your abilities and keep your bike under control
  • Keep your bike in good working order.

This and more information can be found at rules of the trail

Leave No Trace

  • Follow the Leave No Trace principles. Carry your rubbish with you, including punctured tubes
  • Do your bit to help prevent the spread of plant disease and invasive species. After your ride: Brush any loose material off your wheels, footwear and bike and if possible wash down your bike. Before your next ride: Clean your bike thoroughly.

Be courteous

  • Let your fellow trail users know you are coming. A friendly ‘hello’  is considerate and alerts others to your presence.
  • Pass slow and wide, slowing to a walking pace or stopping if necessary. This is particularly important when approaching or passing horse riders.
  • Say ‘thank you’ if other trail users give way to you. It is polite and helps to build good relationships with others.
  • If cycling in a group, pass horses on the same side and in single file and advise riders how many are in your group.
  • Avoid Disturbing Animals
  • Animals can be startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. This can upset dogs, startle horses, scatter cattle and sheep and disturb wildlife. Be aware of your potential impact on animals and take care to avoid disturbing them.
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