Trail Etiquette for MTB Users
- Obey all signage at Stromlo Forest Park.
- Courtesy is the best safety on the trail. Remember that your behaviour is a reflection on the MTB community as a whole.
- Other trail users may not be familiar with the MTB trails. Talk to them about their use, directions and safety.
- Know the local trail rules. Minimise your impact by staying on the MTB trails.
- Stromlo Forest Park has designated Mountain Bike (MTB) and equestrian trails. Cyclists are not permitted to use designated equestrian trails. Equestrians are not permitted to use designated MTB trails. Other fire trails are open to both equestrians and cyclists.
- Equestrians have the right of way over other users on all trails. This is an international standard. Walkers have next priority and then cyclists.
- Cyclists should yield to horses by stopping and asking permission of the horse rider to pass.
- Cyclists must allow horse riders time to position their horses for safety.
- Cyclists should not ring bells as they may startle a horse - voice contact is preferable. A frightened horse is a danger to you, the horse rider and other park users.
- It is advisable not to pass within a metre of a horse as they may kick if startled and have considerable reach.
- Pass other trail users with care and travel in single file on busy trails.
- Slow down at intersections where you are likely to meet MTB and equestrian trail intersections and watch for other users.
- Ride your MTB at a controlled speed, especially approaching blind corners.
- Keep to the right when passing other users.
- Carry a mobile phone, especially if you are riding on your own. Know who to call in an emergency, either 000 or a friend or park management.
- Report problems with trail conditions to the SFP management on 02 6256 6700.
For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 6256 6700
Stromlo Forest Park is a shared public facility with designated trails for bike riders, runners, walkers and equestrians. Trails are clearly marked and colour coded and there are specific rules for their use.