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Ride in the right lane, except when passing another vehicle, preparing for a left turn, or avoiding hazards. Always ride with the flow of traffic. Ride on the paved shoulder whenever one suitable for bicycle riding is present. Cyclists should ride on the right (never against traffic), follow lane markings and use hand signals. For your safety, do not pass on the right, and be sure to use lights and reflective gear at night.
Ride two abreast only when no motor vehicle traffic is approaching within 300 feet (front or rear) or when all cyclists are on the shoulder. On curving canyon roads, play it safe and ride single-file.
Use hand signals to indicate left or right turns, slowing, or stopping. Remember to obey red lights and stop signs.
Never assume motorists see you or that you have the right-of-way. Expect the unexpected; your first responsibility is to avoid a crash.
Get a helmet that’s comfortable and fits well. Wear it whenever you ride… it can reduce the severity of brain injury in a crash by 88%, and it could save your life! Replace your helmet anytime it’s involved in a crash, or if it becomes worn out after normal wear and tear.
Ride, skate, and walk single-file, on the right side of the trail and with the flow of the other trail traffic. Don’t block the trail. Groups should be in single file when other trail users are present and should never use more than one-half of the trail to allow for the flow of traffic.
Obey speed regulations. Slow down and use caution when approaching or overtaking other trail users. Riding a bike down a hill at excessive speeds is a hazard to the cyclist, as well as any motorists, pedestrians or equestrian traffic the cyclist may encounter. It can also be dangerous in areas where wildlife crosses the roadway. Keep speeds within the posted limits; just like motorists, speeders on bikes may be ticketed.
Before passing another trail user, be courteous and make your approach known. A friendly greeting like “Hello, passing on your left,” or ringing a bell, is considerate.
Stay on existing trails and don’t create any new ones. Pack out at least as much as you pack in. Carry identification and some money with you in case of emergency.
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