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  • Cyclists should never travel alone, should carry proper tools and spares and should wear a helmet.
  • Excessive speed is out of place on the trails.
  • Be sure brakes are in good working order, and observe all hazard warning signs.
  • Excessive sliding should be avoided to preserve trails.
  • Cyclists should always keep an eye out for approaching users and expect another user at each approaching corner.
  • Cyclists should pass other trail users slowly and considerately.
  • Cyclists - travel slowly and carefully. Allow wildlife to move off the trail before passing. Signal your approach well in advance when passing hikers and indicate the side you intend to pass on. Pass slowly and with care. Dismount if approaching a horse and stand on the downhill side when possible.

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