Trail Etiquette along the Peace Trail
We’re all in this together
by Dean Paynter - Rock Trail Coalition
“Hey! Get out of the way!”
“You’re riding way too fast out here!”
“Don’t block the trail!”
We observed this exchange of shouted comments on the Peace Trail (!) near the Fisher Creek trailhead last summer. Two couples, about in my age group, were having a conversation standing in both lanes of the trail as they were approached by another couple, also in about my age group, on bicycles. People were arguing and shouting and exchanging opinions about who was right.
The fact is they were ALL wrong.
Google ‘ trail etiquette’ – or read the trail etiquette comments on the Janesville bike map and we find some basic simple principles that can help us all get along on this shared resource, the city bike trail.
Let’s add one more rule that is not on most lists:
We are all sharing the same trail. Be Kind to One Another.