Hoosier Mountain Bike Association

HMBA Trail Information => O'Bannon Woods State Park => Topic started by: PKemppainen on April 07, 2020, 01:51:56 PM

Title: COVID-19 Pandemic Temporarily Suspends Mountain Biking on DNR Properties.
Post by: PKemppainen on April 07, 2020, 01:51:56 PM
https://www.in.gov/dnr/10342.htm (https://www.in.gov/dnr/10342.htm)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, the Indiana DNR has temporarily suspended use of the mountain bikes and horses on UNPAVED trails in ALL State Parks and State Forests, beginning 4/8/20.

This is based around the idea that if rescue or emergency extraction was required, it would involve "breaking" the social distancing guidelines for the rescuers. Based on the DNR's experiences statewide, more horseback riders and mountain bikers apparently require rescue or emergency first aid.

Please note that hiking (or trail running) is still allowed on the trails, and cycling is still permitted on PAVED roads and trails.

Stay safe and stay separated.