Gap Creek Trails Alliance has written a Code of Conduct for Mountain Biking.
Gap Creek Trails Alliance, a not-for-profit association was formed in June 2001 to work with land managers to provide legitimate access for mountain bike riders.
- Be courteous and respect other users in the area. Inform others you are behind them and how many are in your group.
- Pass safely. Horses and walkers can be startled by the approach of a bicycle.
- Always give way to horses, walkers, runners and other users of the track.
- Keep left. Apply the road rules where possible.
- Slow down approaching blind spots like corners. Other users may be ahead.
- Maintain control of your bicycle. Ride at a safe speed.
- Ride within your ability and ride according to the track conditions.
- Look after yourself. Always take a spare tube, bicycle pump and tyre levers.
- Carry water and food as necessary. Carry a mobile phone and tell someone your intended route.
Minimise Environmental Impact
- Avoid skidding. Skidding reduces your control and damages the track.
- Stay on the track. Cutting corners and track widening degrade the bush environment.
- Avoid riding on wet tracks.
- Carry your rubbish with you, including punctured tubes