The Big Picture

Keeping the Kootenays moto-friendly

Ride the road to respect

If you want it, you have to give it! Yes, just like with any group of people, there’s always a few bad apples that give the rest of us are bad name. But it really isn’t that hard to put your best wheel forward, and not surprisingly, you’ll make alot more new friends. The Kootenays are full of small, quieter communities. And thats a big part of what makes this region special, so let’s do out part to help keep it that way…

WAVE TO PEOPLE

it makes a big difference

SLOW DOWN

when passing homes

MINIMIZE ENGINE NOISE

and dust when in residential areas

Be Fire Smart

Practice good fire safety, keep our trails safe.

Stay the course

and avoid private property

RIDE TO THE RIGHT

Whenever possible, be in the right-hand lane

Don’t crowd the centreline

Beware of right blind corners

DON’T STOP

or re-group near homes

DON’T TEAR UP TERRAIN

or blaze new trails

REDUCE YOUR SPEED

Always reduce your speed going into blind corners or in areas with limited sight-lines.

BE DISCRETE

when nature calls

LEAVE GATES AS FOUND

whether open or closed

MAKE FRIENDS

Non-riders find us interresting, chat them up!

multi-use trails

Slow down and assume oncoming traffic

LEAVE NO TRACE

pack it in, pack it out

YIELD TO ANIMALS

slow down, stop or pass slowly

ALWAYS REPRESENT

motorcyclists in the best light

DON’T ARGUE

with local property owners