Salida and Buena Vista Colorado
Mountain Bike Vacation Guide
For mountain biking’s benefit
Follow the NORBA Code of Ethics
The following is the National Off-Road Biking
Association’s Code of Ethics. Banana Belt Fat Trackers urge you
to follow the code – be a credit to biking.
1. I will yield
the right of way to other non-motorized recreationists. I realize
that people judge all cyclists by my actions.
2. I will slow
down and use caution when approaching or overtaking another and
will make my presence known well in advance.
3. I will maintain
control of my speed at all times and will approach turns in anticipation
of someone around the bend.
4. I will stay
on designated trails to avoid tramping native vegetation and
minimize potential erosion to trails by not using muddy trails
or short-cutting switchbacks.
5. I will not
disturb wildlife or livestock.
6. I will not
litter. I will pack out what I pack in, and pack out more than
my share if possible.
7. I will respect
public and private property, including trail use and no trespassing
signs; I will leave gates as I found them.
8. I will always
be self-sufficient and my destination and travel speed will be
determined by my ability, my equipment, the terrain and present
and potential weather conditions.
9. I will not
travel solo when bike-packing in remote areas. I will leave word
of my destination and when I plan to return.
10. I will practice
minimum impact bicycling by “taking only pictures and memories
and leaving only waffle prints.”
11. I will always
wear a helmet when I ride.