…or, how to make and keep friends on winter trails.
- DO: Yield to hikers.
- DO: Play nice with nordic skiers.
- DON’T: Don’t ride (or walk) in the 2 track (classic xc ski track) It destroys it for others.
- DO: Tip your cap to snowmobilers. Our local club has been super-welcoming to the sport of fat biking and packs in many options for our benefit.
- DO: Clean up after Fido, and yes, take the baggie with you. No one loves your dog’s poop as much as you do.
- DO: Ride a soft tire so you don’t chew up the trail – keep it below 10 psi on groomed and improved trails.
- DO: If leaving ruts or ruining the experience for other users…. go home! You’re not doing anyone any favors.
- DO: If you have a muddy tire, wipe it off or spin it off in a snowbank or something besides the groomed trail. The mud causes additional and uneven melting when the sun hits it.
- DO: Tell someone you ride plan, and bring enough layers to keep you warm on the up (hot) and the down (cold).
- DO: Support your local grooming club – groomed trails don’t just fall from the sky.
Bottom line: Be cool. Share the trails, share the love!