Trail Riding and Safety Tips
Purchase and use all required and available safety gear.
Let others know where you are going riding and when you plan on being back.
Always plan ahead. Bring maps, water and overnight emergency supplies for longer rides.
Never Ride Alone.
Stay on marked and designated roads and trails.
Maintain your vehicle and equipment in safe and optimal operating condition.
Act responsibly and have respect for other recreation users and natural resources.
Ride cautiously. Trail conditions are constantly changing, be ready for anything.
Take all precautions to have a safe and enjoyable trail ride. A good day riding is one with no damages or injuries at the end.
Leaving a Good Impression
- Be conscious of any impacts you are making on the land. Avoid excessive unneeded wheel spins. Have as little impact as possible.
- If you pack it in, please pack it out. Help maintain this area by keeping it clean.
Ride single file at safe speeds on the right side of roadways. All roads and trails are two way so anticipate oncoming traffic. Respect other road and trail users.
- Avoid high speeds and high rpms near camping and picnic areas.
- Stay on designated trails and roads. Cutting switchbacks, creating hill climbs and riding cross-country cause's serious erosion problems. Repairs cost tax dollars and citations cost you dollars.
- Animals have there place in the forest too. Avoid unnecessarily disturbing wildlife. Cut your throttle when you encounter them while allowing them to cross your path.
- Noise issues are the biggest complaint against OHV's by nearby residents and other recreation users. Keep your riding areas open by keeping your machine as quiet as possible. Use and maintain quiet, forest friendly muffler systems. Repack and service mufflers according to the manufacturer's suggestions.