Please follow the International Mountain Bike Association Guidelines.
• To hikers, runners & horses.• Downhill bikers yield to uphill bikers.
• Stop! Yield with one foot on the ground and two wheels on the trail when yielding to hikers, runners & bikers. Don’t ride parallel to the trail.
• When encountering another user from behind, slow down, announce your presence and ask to pass.
• Promote a good trail ethic – Always slow down and say hello when encountering other users.
E-bikes have been classified as motorized vehicles by all Ridge to Rivers Partner agencies. As such, they are allowed ONLY on the 8th Street Motorcycle Trail #4 and Femrite’s Patrol Trail #6.
Horses are part of Idaho’s heritage, and equestrians are welcome on Ridge to Rivers trails. This can sometimes be a scary proposition for the equestrian rider sharing a narrow trail with a fast-moving mountain bike. Horses and mules are prey animals. That means they think everything wants to eat them; even the hiker with a large, scary backpack and especially the fast-moving biker “chasing” them or encountering them on a blind corner.
What should you do if you encounter a horse rider?
• Ride, don't slide. Do not skid.
• Don't cut corners or curves.
• Stay on the trail.
The Ridge to Rivers trail system is a wonderful place to ride by yourself or with friends. The trails get a tremendous amount of use however, and can become quite congested at times. If you ride with, or are organizing a group ride, please consider adopting the following recommendations to help minimize your impact on other riders and hikers using the trails:
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