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-bike use on the Ridge to Rivers trail network is restricted to trails and roads that currently allow motorized use. BLM, Forest Service, Ada County and Idaho State Department of Fish and Game prohibit e-bikes and other motorized devices on all non-motorized trails that cross their jurisdictions. Approximately 52 miles of motorized trails and primitive roads are accessible for e-bikes.
Trails and Roads open to e-bikes and other motorized devices:
More information on these trails and roads can be found on the Ridge to Rivers map.
The City of Boise does provide an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals with a mobility disability to ride an e-bike as defined by the City of Boise on certain city-owned property with Ridge to Rivers trails. Users are asked to visit either the Boise Parks and Recreation Admin Office (1104 Royal Blvd.) or the Fort Boise Community Center (700 Robbins Rd.) to complete the accommodation process. Please bring the following:
Questions? Please call the Boise Parks and Recreation main line: 208-608-7600 or email BPR@cityofboise.org
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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