Please ride on marked legal trailsĀ  ONLY

Respect:

  • the landscape
  • your local trail builder
  • keeping single track SINGLE
    staying on the trail
  • Please leave nothing behind
  • Please DO NOT ride muddy trails
  • Please ride through standing water, not around it
  • Please ride (or walk) technical features, not around them

Be Courteous:

  • trails are multi-use
  • mountain bikers please yield to horses and foot traffic
  • descending riders please yield to climbing riders
    be nice and say hi

Ride in control:

  • speed, inattentiveness and rudeness are a cause of future trouble
  • If you need to pass, slow down, ring a bell or verbally announce yourself
  • wait until the other trail user is out of the path
  • use extra caution around horses, as animals are
    unpredictable
  • be very aware when riding trails with poor sight lines and blind corners

Plan ahead:

  • be prepared and self-sufficient
  • carry what you might need
    download the trails onto your phone via
    www.swellendamtrails.com
  • OR carry a map
    ride with a partner or share your riding plan with a friend

Mind the animals:

  • All animals are unpredictable as well as fearful of
    human interaction and should be avoided at all costs.