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Track Courtesy

Walking


Walkers should remember that the track is open to mountain bikers throughout the year:
  • Expect to meet mountain bikers: Bikers are allowed on the Kenepuru Saddle to Anakiwa section of the track throughout the year while are allowed on the the Ship Cove to Kenepuru Saddle section from March 1 to November 30 annually.
  • Respect bikers right to be there: Bikers have as much right to be on the track as you.
  • Co-operate with bikers movements: Help bikers to help you. No-one wants collisions or close shaves.
  • Respect the Land:
    - Take only photographs - leave only footprints
    - Always stay on the track
    - Avoid soft surfaces and delicate native vegetation
  • Respect Yourself
    - let others know where you are and when you will be back
    - take warm clothing, a first-aid kit, food and water, a good map
  • Do NOT Litter

Biking


Mountain bikers are reminded to observe the Mountain Bikers Code at all times. In particular:
  • Respect Others: always give way to walkers. Walkers have the right of way at all times. It's your responsibility to make room for them on the track.
  • Overtake with Care: Don't surprise walkers from behind. Carry a bell or give a yell to inform them that you are coming up behind them.
  • Control Your Speed: don't go so fast that you can't stop within the visible distance ahead of you.
  • Avoid excessive breaking: Heavy rear breaking can damage the track surface, especially after rain.
  • Respect the Land:
    - Take only photographs - leave only tyre prints
    - Always stay on the track
    - Avoid soft surfaces and delicate native vegetation
    - Avoid heavy breaking: heavy rear breaking can damage the track surface, especially after rain.
  • Respect Yourself
    - control your speed and always wear a helmet
    - do not travel long distance alone
    - let others know where you are and when you will be back
    - take warm clothing, a first-aid kit, a repair kit, food and water, a good map
    - maintain your bicycle to aviod breakdowns
  • Do NOT Litter

 

 

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