Etiquette for bicycling:
Recreational paths and trails have become quite popular.
As a result, trails can become very congested and safety is a major issue.
Whether bicycling, walking, or jogging, following the same rules as everyone
else will help you have a safer, more enjoyable time.
Trails have engineering and design limitations that
require you to ride differently than you would on the road. If your preferred
speed or style of cycling is inappropriate for trails, look for better suited
All trail users, including bicyclists, joggers, and wheelchair users, should be
respectful of other users, regardless of their mode of travel, speed, or skill
Give an Audible Signal When Passing
Give a clear signal when passing. This signal may be a bell, horn, or voice.
Warn in advance so that you have time to maneuver if necessary. “Passing on
your left” is the most common signal used to alert other users of your
Stay as close to the right side of the trail as is safe, except when passing
Pass on Left
Pass others who are going your direction on their left. Look ahead and behind
to make sure the lane is clear before pulling out. Pass with ample separation.
Do not move back to the right until safely past. Fast-moving users are
responsible for yielding to slower moving users.
Clean up Litter
Do not leave any debris along the trail. If you drop something, please pick it
up and carry it until you find a litter receptacle. Go the extra mile—pack out
more trash than you bring in.