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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Trail Protocol Reminder

biking on a trail

During the warmer months, trails can get busy. Sometimes we all need a little reminder about trail protocol.
How to use our trails responsibly....

Safety:

  • Wear a helmet when riding a bike.
  • Use lights and reflective gear when it’s dark.
  • Bicyclists should use hand signals to communicate turns to others.
  • Look and listen for other trail users.
  • Be cautious around corners and bends in the trail.
  • Stay to the right unless you are passing. If you are passing, ring your bell or give a verbal warning such as “passing on your left”.
  • Call 911 for any emergencies and note where you are on the trail. Note the nearby streets or road marks.
  • Please report light outages to the Electric Department at 479-524-3777

Passing:

  • Always pass slower traffic on their left.
  • Be sure to give an auditory warning when passing. Either loudly say, “passing on your left” or ring your bicycle bell.

Environment:

  • Do not litter. Please throw away all trash.
  • Do not disturb wildlife.
  • Please do not use motorized vehicles on trails (except motorized wheelchairs)
  • Stay on the trail.

Pet Responsibility:

  • Keep your pet on a leash and by your side.
  • Pick up after your pet. Please do not leave pet waste on the trails.

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