Hoosier Mountain Bike Association

The Den => Newbies Corner => Topic started by: mbetz on August 08, 2011, 08:54:22 PM

Title: Trail Etiquette
Post by: mbetz on August 08, 2011, 08:54:22 PM
Just got on the bike after a few years off of road riding and absolutely loved my ride today. It's so much better on the trails. Anyway, how far back from hikers should you alert them to your presence? What's the proper phraseology? Oh, and my apologies to the hiker and her dogs that I startled at Southwest Way today.
Title: Re: Trail Etiquette
Post by: jasonhilt on August 08, 2011, 09:05:38 PM
I usually try to notify as soon as I see them but always within at least 50 to 60 feet, depending on speed.
When I am at Town Run, being that it's 95% MTB, usually just a 'rider up' is enough for them to step off and then a 'Thank you' as I pass them.  I will still be prepared to stop until they are all the way off.  For those that don't hear, I will repeat in a louder voice again.  For those that wear headphones, I just ram my tire up their a..... ;D. 
So far this has worked pretty good on all the other trails I have been on.