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Ride Rules

Safety & Gear

  • Helmets must be worn at all times.
  • Proper safety gear and adult supervision for riders under the age of 18 is required.
  • Bring sufficient water. There will be water & Gatorade stops along the way.
  • Wear sunscreen.
  • Dress for the weather.
  • Wear close-toed shoes.


  • Respect other trail users; joggers, walkers, bladers, and wheelchairs all have trail rights
  • Respect slower cyclists; yield to slower users

Pass on Left

  • Scan ahead and behind announcing your intention to pass another user
  • Pull out only when you are sure the lane is clear
  • Allow plenty of room, about two bike lengths, before moving back to the right

Announce when Passing

  • Use a bell, horn, or voice to indicate your intention to pass
  • Warn others well in advance so you do not startle them
  • Clearly announce "On your left" when passing

Yield when Entering and Crossing

  • Yield to traffic at places where the trail crosses the road
  • Yield to other users at trail intersections
  • Slow down before intersections and when entering the trail from the road

Be Predictable

  • Travel in a straight line unless you are avoiding hazards or passing
  • Indicate your intention to turn or pass
  • Warn other users of your intentions

Do Not Block the Trail

  • For group rides, use no more than half the trail; don't hog the trail
  • Stop and regroup completely off of the trail

Clean up Litter

  • Pack out more than you pack in
  • Encourage others to respect the path
  • Place all litter in its proper receptacle
$6,172 raised of $10k goal
teams registered
pledges received

The 2019 Race for the Rivers fundraising challenge is on! Our goal is to raise $10,000, all of which goes to the Greenway Network.

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