Roules of Trails (shared)
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.
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.
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.
Regulation on access to Bike Area (all trails)
Mountain Biking and Gravity sport activities such as Downhill, Freeride and Enduro involve elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help to reduce. Please, READ CAREFULLY and adhere the responsibility code and share a safe experience with others. The regulation below is applied on the all Bike area unless otherwhise specified (e.g. "Bike Park" - "Pump Track" and "Skills Aree", they have their own regulation). The access to Bike Area, Bike Park Zone and lifts is permitted only for people who have subscribed the responsability assumption. No responsabilities are due to lift companies, Bike Park operators, municipality or other subjects, who decline any responsabilities.
1. Before riding check if the trail respond to your ability level and your equipment. You must have a basic technical ability to ride in control and safety to you and the others.
2. You must control your speed according to trails and your ability level. In case of need contact Paganella Bike Park instructors and guides who can follow you and help you.
3. It is mandatory to wear an approved full-face helmet and other protective equipment such us back/elbow/knee armor. Strongly recommended the use of gloves, technical pants, shoes, neck brace and mtb googles. Different regulations could be during races, competitions and contests.
4.To ensure both your safety and other bikers ensure your equipment and bike are in perfect conditions and shape. If something doesn’t work ask in one of our Service Points and have your bike and your equipment checked by a qualified bike mechanic and expert before you start riding.
5. It is mandatory to respect all signs and warnings along the trails, paying attention to road crossings, pedestrian crossings and access roads.
6 When entering a trail or starting downhill you must look uphill and yield to other riders, keep a safe distance from riders ahead of you: they have the right of way! You must proceed in such a manner that you can stop or avoid any biker and object on the trail. Do NOT stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
7 It is mandatory follow the instructions provided by the Paganella Bike staff.
8 Acting correctly at road signs and bike signs.
9.It is your responsibility to avoid bikers, people, animals and everything that it is not expected on the trail. Except on the Bike park trails, pedastrians, hikers and other track users take precedence.
10. Some trails presents road crossings. Keep a safe distance from cars and pedestrians and give them the right of way. You must pay attention and slow down especially when approaching a secondary dirt road and road crossings: yield to vehicles, motorbikes and people.
11. Stay on marked trails. Keep-off closed trails and areas. Such an unfair behavior can be condemned with a fee or by immediate withdrawing of the bike pass.
12. Please assist if you are involved in or witness a collision or accident: dial emergency number 118; call and identify yourself to Bike Park and lift facility offices.
13. When riding in the Bike Area photo or video shooting could be done by professional photographers for promotional aims of Bike Area or territory. Bike Area management undertakes to use the above mentioned material in accordance with the law, avoiding situations which can compromise personal dignity and respectability of the person filmed. The setting and use of images is to be considered free. Buying a bike pass during races, contest and other events means a tacit approval of use and publication of images and this releases the Bike Area management (or its representatives) of any public and criminal liability.
14. Do NOT feed, provoke or approach wildlife. If you see a cow, sheep or other animals give them plenty of room and do NOT disturb them.
15. Do NOT destroy nature and respect the environment around you! Take all trash with you: LEAVE NO TRACE!
16. Expert and local riders are asked to guide the new guest riders along the trails and make them respect the Bike Park Responsibility Code.
17. The unfair behavior along the trails and on lift facilities causes the immediate withdrawal of daily bike pass without any refund.
18. Lifts and trails can close without any warning or refund because of weather conditions, interruption of electricity supply or other particular necessities.
19. Stay off the lifts and out of the Bike Park if your ability is impaired through the use of drugs or alcohol.
Supplementary regulations on access to Bike Park Zone (bikers only)
Mountain Biking and Gravity sport activities such as Downhill, Freeride and Enduro involve elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help to reduce. Please, READ CAREFULLY and adhere the responsibility code and share a safe experience with others. The Bike Park access implies the full responsability assumption for biker conduct, the consequences from and the full acceptance of the regulation below.
1. You can enter the Bike Park trails only after signing the release of liability, waiver of claims and assumption of risks and indemnity agreement and after buying a regular bike pass, bike shuttle service ticket or lift ticket. When entering the Bike Park and its trails the biker will assume fully responsibility of his behavior and his consequences and must fully accept the responsibility code rules. No responsibility can be attributed to lift facility management, Paganella Bike Park management, local authorities and its representatives who refuse any responsibility.
2. When entering the Bike Park you must have a basic technical ability to ride in control and within your ability level. You must be able to avoid other people and objects.
3. You must control your speed according to trails and your ability level. In case of need contact Paganella Bike Park instructors and guides who can follow you and help you.
4. It is mandatory to wear an approved full-face helmet and other protective equipment such us back/elbow/knee armor. Strongly recommended the use of gloves, technical pants, shoes, neck brace and mtb googles. Different regulations could be during races, competitions and contests.
5. It is your responsibility to avoid bikers, people, animals and everything that it is not expected on the trail. In the Bike park trails, pedastrians, hikers and for other track users the access to the bike park is forbidden, anyway, you must let him up!
6. During your first ride on every trail even if you know it, you must ride at a low speed to check and inspect the terrain and features. Be aware of changing conditions of trails throughout the day after many passages.
7. Hiking in any direction and uphill biking on the Bike Park trails is not permitted. Downhill riding only. It is forbidden also to drive any kind of vehicle on trails.
8. You must be able to avoid other people, animal or object around you even if unexpected on the trails. Uphill riding and biking in the Bike Park is NOT permitted. In any case you must be able to avoid any people: slow down and give them the right of way.
9. It is forbidden to modify Bike Park trails and structures.