Friday, December 16, 2011

Winter Riding Tips!


Please be aware of ever constantly changing conditions of the trails during the winter months. Often times the trail surface will be frozen and solid in the morning but thawed and wet during the afternoon. Also the trails can be frozen in the shaded areas, but muddy on south facing slopes or areas the direct sunlight reaches. Please note that if you are leaving tracks on the trails while hiking or riding or there is mud on your shoes or bike, then you are doing damage to the trail.

Sometimes it's best to just turn around and call it a day, as damage to the trail is very difficult to repair and all of the singletrack at Smithville is maintained by volunteers not the Land Manager.

Thank you for your help!

For more information on trail building, maintenance and etiquette please visit Earth Riders Trail Association's (ERTA) website!

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