NORTH SHORE CODE OF CONDUCT
North Shore bike trails are amongst the provinces most heavily used. This coupled with the extreme rainfall experienced annually on these slopes creates special management concerns. It is important that you, the rider, follow the North Shore code of conduct to help keep our trails safe, environmentally sustainable and enjoyable for years to come.
- Heavy Rain = Don’t Ride– Intense storms that frequent the shore trails during fall and winter can quickly degrade trail conditions filling low lying areas with water and softening trail surfaces. Tire tracks in soft ground will churn up underlying soil and create mud that is more easily transported into nearby streams and these soft spots can take months to dry out is the heavily forested canopy. Please hold off on your ride until the trail has had time to absorb any standing water.
- Always stay on the trail. –Please stick to the main flagged routeand do not braid the trail. Braiding kills native vegetation, increases soil erosion. Valuable time is wasted by trail crews who have to put these braids to bed instead of upgrading main routes.
- Ride on open trails only & Obey trail closures– Trails are periodically closed for maintenance throughout the summer season or are closed seasonally to minimize damage from winter rains and snowpack.
- Follow parking restrictions and use designated drop off and pick up points– Most north shore trails terminate at residential neighbourhood trailheads. Please be kind to the local residents.
- Respect other trail users.
- Respect the environment.
- Ride don't slide.
- Pack it out.
- Know your limits. Better to walk away and ride tomorrow. Please remember that that trails classified intermediate on The Shore, would be considered advanced in many other areas of the world.