COVID-19, Trails & You

Ryan Bent
Updated 7/7/2020

Thank you for your patience and respect for each other’s safety and trail closures. Together, we understand that outdoor recreation is a big part of your daily routine. To help keep each other safe and the trails open per the local Chapter’s discretion, we ask that you follow the guidelines presented here. As we continue our efforts to protect each other until COVID-19 is under control, trail etiquette is more important than ever. Thank you!

Know Before You Go – Observe trail closures by checking trail conditions before you go.

Keep Your Distance & Slow the Spread– While on trail, maintain social distancing of at least two bike lengths. Keep a buff and gloves on you for any kind of interaction with other riders including potentially helping another rider that needs your assistance. Please observe all CDC Guidelines.

Small Groups – Limit the number of riders when possible.

Travel Safely– When traveling to ride, limit your stops and interactions when possible.

  • Vermont Residents may travel out of VT to approved counties. Approved locations can be found at the ACCD Cross-State Travel page. If travelling to a quarantine county, Vermonters must quarantine in VT upon return.
  • Non-Vermont Residents from approved counties may enter VT for leisure travel without quarantining. Residents who live in a quarantine county must quarantine in their home state before entering VT. Learn more about quarantine travel requirements on the ACCD website.
  • Learn more about quarantining on VT Dept of Health website.

Go With the Flow– Carefully observe trail directions. This helps riders minimize interaction with other trail users. If you do pass another rider, announce your presence, give the other rider time to adjust, and pass with distance. Please be patient with each other.

Ride-N-Go– Please do not congregate in the parking lot before/after rides or at intersections/transitioning areas on trails.

Beat the Peak– Some parking areas may be limited. If a parking area is full, find another nearby network to ride or come back later. If possible, do your best to try to ride outside of peak times.

No Sharing– Do not share bikes, tools, gloves, helmets, etc.

2 thoughts on “COVID-19, Trails & You

  1. To VMBA leadership and local leaders… thanks for your guidance and leadership in all of this. This good sense given the current situation. And good common sense is exactly what we need these days! Thank you for all you do (and have done way prior to these virus days!). Mark Aiken

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