Whatcha know ’bout Trail Etiquette?
Have you ever been in a situation on the trail where you thought about the procedure for those “understood rules”? I present to you the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s ‘Rules of the Trail’. For most people, this would be common sense, but for new cyclists…this is the fine line between an exchange on the trail, or being ‘that’ guy/girl. When practicing trail etiquette, the rules just come naturally. Dictionary.com provides the term etiquette below:
3. the code of ethical behavior regarding professional practice or action among the members of aprofession in their dealings with each other: medical etiquette.
Yield Appropriately -This is HUGE. When I first started getting out on public trails, I didn’t understand the said rule about yielding to uphill bikers. What’s easier? Coast down or Pedal up?
Watch your corners, all motorized vehicles yield to self powered cycles. Pay attention to one way single-tracks as well. I’ve see it go bad for people thinking they had the right a way, then wind up injured.