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BIKING tips

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*Cycling Smart*

Our commitment is to respect our beautiful yet fragile environment. We strongly believe that everyone, including us, can be a powerful force in creating a sustainable future. 

We like that you love it here, but love it like you live here. 

Knowledge is Key

Sustainable biking can be achieved through bikers managing their speed, being aware of the trail turns, and respect other trail users. When a rider goes at moderate speed, he is less likely to slam the brakes in case of an emergency as he can anticipate any dangers.

This saves the surrounding vegetation from destruction and dust. Knowledge of the trail makes it easy to hit the turns at a speed one can handle confidently.

Always be on the lookout

When it comes to nature, you are your brother’s keeper. A little awareness can make a big impact on animals' quality of life living within the trail. The loud noise made by bikers and the speeds of bikes can scare and disrupt wildlife habits. Shortcutting is a common trait that is strictly prohibited because it not only damages vegetation from trample but also creates a fall line inviting erosion to further harm vegetation.

Bring plenty of water

It’s easy to rack up the miles in Moab, and many riding areas have little to no shade available. The desert heat can cause dehydration faster than you think. Make sure you’re prepared with at least one gallon of water per person, per day.

Never ride in mud

This is heavily discouraged as these bikes render the trails barely passable after they dry. Moreover, the trail's widens suffer vegetation loss and erosion as riders deviate from the marked path to the less muddy ground. In addition to this, muddy bikes may carry seeds of trees and other plantations. These seeds may be unknowingly deposited in sensitive areas, causing a wipeout of existing vegetation.

Stay on the trail

Help to keep all of our trails open. Protect this fragile, but crucial, Biological soil by remaining on designated roads, routes, and trails at all times. Biological Soil Crust, also known as Cryptobiotic Soil, is the foundation of desert plant life. This black, knobby crust is made up of many different living organisms and plays a vital role in maintaining the desert ecosystem.

However, this sensitive soil is extremely fragile and can take decades to grow. A footstep or tire track can damage the crust for decades, having lasting impacts on the desert environment. Help to protect this fragile life by remaining on designated roads, routes, and trails at all times.

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