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.
- 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.
- 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.