Respecting the Trail Rules, which are based on the international "Rules of the Trail" of the IMBA, leads to environmentally and socially compatible mountain biking and helps to prevent further restrictions of our sport.
The "Rules of the Trails" are part of our Huhn DNA and we are really honoured that all Huhn owners share this DNA and take it at heart on their rides.
Ride on open trails.
Respect your local trail builders and be a good steward of the physical environment. Keep singletrack single by staying on the trail. Respect local closures. Forestry, cattle drives and nature conservation concerns justify this. Local closures may also be justified in local recreation areas.
If you believe there aren’t enough trails or variety near you, it's time to get involved. Your engagement will be welcomed because it takes a village to create, refine, and protect great places to ride.
Share the trail.
Most of the trails we ride are multi-use. If you encounter other trail users, announce your passing well in advance. Be aware that other trail users may recognise you too late, do not frighten them. Reduce your speed to walking pace when passing or simply stop until the trail users have passed. There are some regional differences and unique rules on single-use, directional mountain bike trails - know the code where you ride. Be nice. Say Hi!
Leave no trace.
Make sure you keep nature and trails as clean as you found them. Take your packaging, used repair kits and all other stuff home again or dispose of it properly in the correct rubbish bin. Do not brake with locked wheels (Except in emergency situations and even then controlled braking is an advantage). Blocking brakes increases soil erosion and causes trail damage. Adjust your riding style to the surface and the nature of the trail. Not every trail can handle every braking manoeuvre and every driving style.
Yeah, grow up: Don´t skid! ;-)
Ride in Control.
Speed, inattentiveness, and rudeness are the primary sources of trail conflict among user groups. Adapt your speed to the current situation. Hikers, other bikers or barriers can appear at any time in blind sections. You must be able to stop within sight! For your own and others safety.
If possible, start your tour right at your front door. Check your equipment, assess your skills and choose a fitting terrain in which to ride. Bad weather or a puncture can make your ride much longer. Be prepared for unforeseen situations: Remember to bring tools, water and a first aid kit. Wear safety equipment. Ride with a partner, or share your riding plan with someone if you’re heading out solo.
Mind the animals.
Grazing animals and all other animals in the forest deserve special care! Close the grazing fences after you have passed them. Leave the forest in time for darkness so as not to disturb the animals.
Take care of your Huhn.