Always make sure you’re familiar with your equipment and bring tools for any necessary repairs. Before you leave, check the snow conditions and weather forecasts, and prepare accordingly. It is strongly recommended to wear a helmet.
- Do not ride on closed trails
It is prohibited to ride on a closed path or in a place where fatbikes are not permitted whether it is due to protected environment or to prevent injury. Riding on cross-country skiing trails is also strictly forbidden (classic or skate).
- Do not ride if the snow is too soft
The following are signs that the snow is too soft: If you cannot steer in a straight line, your tires sink more than 2.5 cm (1 in.), or if you have to get off your bike to go down a slight slope. Accessing trails where the snow is too soft may damage them. In order to help preserve trails for other participants, please do not ride where the snow is too soft.
- Respect wildlife and the environment
Avoid unnecessary skidding and wheel blockages to avoid damaging the trail surface. Do not throw trash on the trails and do not disturb the wildlife. If you need to repair your bike, bring the defective parts back with you and dispose of them in the nearest trash can.
To avoid injury, do not go off-trail intentionally. Avoid taking an untagged shortcut, which could damage the ecosystem.
- Exercise caution and remain courteous at all times
Slow down in the presence of other trail users and politely announce your approach. Be prepared for any situation, including stopping on short notice.
For your safety and the safety of others, slow down on busy trails.
- Make room for other trail users
Remember that you must yield to hikers and skiers, and always be considerate of others. Slow down to avoid injuring yourself and others.
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