As a mountainbiker, every time you throw your leg over that bike, you’re an ambassador for our sport. So, anything you do – positive or negative – represents everyone on a mountain bike. If you have been in the sport for a number of years, you probably already understand this. But, as we all know, there are a ton of new people on bikes – and that’s great.
The FVMBA encourages you to educate some of these new folks on some of the things we all might take for granted. Like not speeding through the streets of neighborhoods that have trailheads. Being careful how and where you park in those neighbourhoods. Packing out what you pack in. Take that flat inner tube or power gel wrapper with you, don’t leave it behind. And most of all, show them how cool it is to be on a bike by interacting with others positively even if it’s just a smile and wave.
We share the trails with many user groups and so showing consideration and respect when out there having a blast is part of making sure trails stay open and accessible to all.