Mountain Biking – Riding Responsibly

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Mountain biking expert Scott Scudamore discusses riding bikes responsibly.

    Scott Scudamore: Hi! My name is Scott Scudamore and we are teaching you how to ride a mountain bike with confidence. In this clip we are going to talk about riding responsibly. The International Mountain Bicycling Association or IMBA has rules of the trail. One of the most important rules is leave no trace. If you are riding your bike and your tiers are actually making ruts in the trail or your tiers are filling up with mud, the trail is too wet, then you should not be riding. If you go out there and you take something to eat or you take something to drink, keep the waste with you, take it back out of the woods when you go; all part of leaving no trace. You should always be controlling your bike at all times and easy way to do that, as we're planning ahead with your ride, so you know exactly what you are looking for and then that way that keeps you under control. So, one of the other rules is that we should always yield the trail to other users whether it be a equestrians or joggers or hikers or fishermen out on the trail, we always want to yield and that gets part back to the control your bike and to be planning ahead. So riding responsibly and the rules of the trail, hopefully now that you understand those rules, you have much better experience ridding your bike on the trails and making sure that that experience is inline with other users on the trail as well.