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Share the Trail

Throughout the summer, Jefferson County Open Space, sponsors Share the Trails Events to bring all trails users together with a festive atmosphere. Come out and meet the rangers and other trail users!

Rules of the Trail

Ride Open Trails: Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if you are uncertain about the status of a trail. Do not trespass on private land. Obtain permits or other authorization as required. Be aware that bicycles are not permitted in areas protected as state or federal Wilderness.

Leave No Trace: Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

Control Your Bicycle: Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations, and ride within your limits.

Yield Appropriately: Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you're coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. Bicyclists should yield to other non-motorized trail users, unless the trail is clearly signed for bike-only travel. Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one.

Never Scare Animals: Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses, use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife are serious offenses.

Plan Ahead: Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly. Strive to be self-sufficient: keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.

The Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery

The Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery is a Social Enterprise whose purpose is to provide access to children, youth and families to affordable bicycle solutions, while training diverse youth with professional work skills in the shop. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday and volunteers are welcome to come help fix up bikes on certain days, check their website for details : http://www.luckybikesrecyclery...Read more

Help Get Kids Outdoors and on Bikes

Too many children grow up in the Denver and the Boulder area without having the opportunity to explore the fantastic Colorado Rocky Mountains. Get kids outdoors and on bikes by helping out our friends at Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder. Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder's core mountain biking program for underserved youth is looking for both volunteer and paid rider leaders. Find out more at http://www...Read more
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