Trail Etiquette & The Environment
- We promote safe and responsible use of our trails.
- We believe that education and awareness programs will further protect the natural environment while at the same time, the utilization of a trail network provides for a unique opportunity to experience nature.
- ORV’s provide and allow for an increased mobility for a variety of users. our environmental guidelines address the biotic (living organisms) and abiotic (non-living) components of all ecosystems, and are directed to all trail users, including ORV (off road vehicle) riders.
- Regulations are for your protection and we support and encourage all ORV operators to respect them.
- We believe the continued use of a trail in the outdoors is directly related to how it is use today. Trail Builder Info
- We believe riding on designated trails protects the environment.
- Remove your helmet when talking to other trail users
- Always yield the right-of-way to other trail users who are approaching or passing
- Ride on designated trails. Do not utilize CLOSED trails. ‘If you don’t know, don’t go!’
- Avoid sudden stops and starts and quick directional changes with acceleration
- Avoid sensitive and restricted areas at all times, especially wetlands, lakeshores, steep stream banks and hills
- Cross at designated crossings and utilize bridges when available.
- Cross watercourses at 90-degree angles and drive carefully and slowly
- Do not venture out on new, non-ORV designated trails without consulting appropriate stakeholders
- Comply with all applicable legislation and/or municipal bylaws
- Keeps in mind the following statement: ‘Shared use trail – expect/respect other users.’
- Signal when approaching from behind. In particular, be certain to communicate with the riders of horses and those walking pets
- Avoid running over young trees and shrubs, particularly in the spring and the growing season of the summer
- Do not trespass on private property and do not utilize single-purpose trails designated for other (non-ORV) activities
- Promote parking and dismounting from your ORV to walk to sensitive, scenic, historic and cultural areas
- Enjoy wildlife viewing opportunities, avoid stressing any species particularly during the rearing stages
- Respect and be courteous to other users who are also using shared use trails
- Avoid riding after heavy rains
- Adjust riding behavior according to season and location
- The planning and staging of rodeos and safety courses should be within areas such as pits, gravel parking lots and controlled areas
- Take a rider safety course and ride within your abilities
- Do not cut switchbacks or take shortcuts
- Keep your speed and engine rpm low and steady when approaching other riders, homes, etc.
- What you pack in, pack out – do not litter
Note: Guidelines will be altered as required. We invites any comments related to its guidelines ([email protected].)
In a Nutshell Take a CSC-approved ATV SXS Sled MotoX safety course ALWAYS wear a helmet and proper protective equipment. Pack the necessary tools and gear. Don’t ride alone – use the buddy system! Keep your ORV well-maintained. Never ride on paved or public roads. Know your limits. Ride within your abilities, in a controlled manner and with common sense.
- Respect the environment and other trail users. Keep to marked trails and tracks and resist the urge to blaze new ones. Keep quiet pipes. More and more trails are closing to motor sports due to offensively loud tailpipes. Join a local ATV club and experience the beautiful trails with others who share your passion. Clubs create quality safe riding areas and keep them open. Do some trail maintenance. Give back to the trails and earn good karma for future rides!