It’s so easy to get caught up in the adrenaline and euphoric rush that mountain biking gives us. The more we ride, the more confident we get, but we also start to forget the little things… like safety and riding etiquette.
It’s great to spend time riding with other like minded shredders at trail centers – but it’s always sad to see people not taking care of themselves, and others!
So here are 8 things to remember when you’re out on the trails, so everyone can enjoy awesome riding without incident, feel more confident…. and not be a douche-bag to others.
It’s important to maintain your bike regularly. Washing it after a ride is usually the last thing you want to do, but it’s a good habit to get into. Washing it down, polishing it and lubricating the suspension will help your bike last longer and be less susceptible to rust (A.K.A bike cancer). Cleaning your bike is a great opportunity to check tyre pressure, check the suspension and bolts to ensure your mechanisms are working correctly. After all, a rider is only as good as their steed.