© BergeSeen eTrail © Salzkammergut_Katrin Kerschbaumer
© BergeSeen eTrail © Salzkammergut_Katrin Kerschbaumer
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Etiquette - Trail tolerance

As a figure on the playing field of mountaineers and recreational athletes, you as a mountain biker have a special duty to behave appropriately. In some areas, bikers and hikers can easily share the paths. A project that can make school! But that is only possible with mutual respect. Black sheep throw us back years.

  1. TRAIL SHARING
    Hikers, trail runners, bikers - togetherness on the trail is only possible with respect. This includes keeping sufficient distance and adjusting your speed. Keep in mind that it is difficult for others to judge your speed.
  2. NO BRAKE MARKS
    Locking brakes are taboo. They are no more than proof of your technical inability to drive. The braking distance becomes longer, the noise frightens hikers and deer and the paths break down.
  3. BEWARE TRAFFIC
    Pay particular attention to oncoming bikers and other commercial vehicles when cornering. We comply with the Road Traffic Ordinance (STVO) and only overtake other forest users at walking pace. During forestry work, we contact the workers in good time and thus avoid serious accidents!
  4. STAY ON THE WAY
    Detours across meadows or through the middle of the terrain are taboo. Also avoid well-worn shortcut lines. No shortcuts! Leaving paths is not only grossly unsportsmanlike, it is illegal disrespect and stupidity towards farmers who care for and preserve our landscape, as well as wanton destruction of our nature. We therefore only bike on marked and approved routes. Cycling off marked routes and outside of the approved times can lead to lasting concern for wild animals and damage to forest and plants.
  5. RESPECT TEMPORARY BLOCKS
    Forest owners have the right and obligation to manage the forest, and therefore their property, and to work it up after storm events. It may be necessary to set up temporary locks for this. A restricted forest area is to be avoided at all costs, above all for your own safety. Should an encounter with heavy equipment nevertheless take place, we will contact the workers in good time to avoid accidents.
  6. DO NOT RIDE AT DUSK AND DARK
    Night rides may be fun, but the trend is a disaster for nature and animals. So: leave the forest to the hunt that is required by law in Austria at dusk and to the animals at night. We bike only in the permitted time! May, June, July, August 7 a.m. to 7 p.m September 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m October 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
  7. GUEST IN THE FOREST
    We are guests in the forest and we behave accordingly. We leave nature as we would like to find it - without waste.
  8. BE CAREFUL
    Many bikes look like motocross machines. Bright colours, protectors and helmets also ensure a provocative look. Make up for it with a calm, friendly manner, that makes up for a lot. Don't drive past hikers and bio-bikers in a pseudo-wheelie and consider whether you really need a full-face helmet. When overtaking, switch to a lower support level and exchange a few friendly words with your fellow road users.
  9. NO TUNING
    With motor tuning, your E-MTB loses its status as a bike. Even if the 25km/h limit is annoying on some routes. Tuning is illegal and harms the sport. Take it sporty and pedal a little harder.
  10. With common rules of the game, we ensure that the forest will continue to offer a unique recreational and living space as well as a workplace for everyone in the future.

 

You can find more information about cycling in the forest on the website of the Bundesministerium für Landwirtschaft, Regionen und Tourismus.

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