rules for cyclists and mountain biker

 
 

To ensure we cyclists and mountain bikers in Austria continue the wonderful opportunity offered to exercise formally in such a beautiful country of the Alps to our beloved sport of mountain biking, it is of extremely great importance that keep all of us on the following rules and agreements . For, in addition to tourism, as elsewhere, hunting, forestry and agriculture in Austria is important too. We must understand and respect the interests of farmers, forest owners, foresters and hunters.

  • Opening times: Mid-May to late September from 8-18 Clock
  • Hikers have priority: We drive carefully and select our speed so that we can stop at any time if necessary. Pedestrians to pass more slowly, and we are paying particular attention to children, the speeds and distances can not yet assess how we adults. A friendly welcome and a "thank you" when the walkers pave the way to help the mutual understanding and thus the image of mountain bikers.
  • Respect for nature: We only drive during daylight hours and keep to the specified opening times. In the woods we go no earlier than 3 hours after it has become clear and leave the forest again and 3 hours before dark. We take our garbage with us again and avoid unnecessary noise. We leave nothing but our tire tracks and only take with our impressions. During braking, we sure do not block the wheels.
  • We drive on the roads and paths on which allows mountain biking and cycling specifically, or is not prohibited. We never run wild through the woods. There are many special downhill trails in Austria.
  • Uphill, it is also very important to set up the helmet.
  • We are approaching the grazing in the slow tempo and prevent possible panic reactions. Also, we once again close the pasture gate very carefully. In encounters with wild animals, we adhere to in order to give them the opportunity to remove themselves without panic.
  • The bike tour to prepare well: Take a handy, tools, and a small pharmacy with an emergency. Before beginning the bike tour, we look for options again if our bike is technically ok. To us not technically or stamina to overwhelm us, we inform in advance about the bike tour and observe the weather, which is in high alpine terrain, the weather turn very quickly. When a storm was coming, then we are looking for a suitable shelter in time. Before ascending the difficult passages of the doubt and just push the bike.

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