Although riding on trails eliminates the danger of sharing the road with motorized vehicles they present their own safety challenges – particularly multi-use trails. Bikers frequently stop without warning and walkers can step in front
Orange – extreme: downhill (DH) trails, dirt jumps and freeride areas Bike parks are suitable for: riders aspiring to an elite level of technical ability; incorporates everything from full on downhill riding to ‘big air’
Green grade – easy trails Green grade trails are suitable for: beginners or novice cyclists. Bike required: most bikes and mountain bike hybrids are suitable. Skills needed: basic bike skills are required for this grade.
Many safety items can be improvised from other commonly carried objects in hiking or ski packs. Carrying these multi-use items can reduce pack weight and keep you prepared for many situations. Ø Rigid stays in
Trail grades are split between those for cross-country singletrack trails and those for extreme trails and forest roads. This is to highlight that: forest roads can be of variable difficulty and are not part of a progression