Safe & fair with the bike
Whether uphill, downhill or biking in the valley - there are rules we should follow. We are proud that a large part of our beautiful region can be explored by bike. But that is not a given. Each route crosses land that is someone's property and you pass alpine pastures and meadows where grazing cattle are equally enjoying their summer. Our small code of conduct contains 10 rules that everyone should internalize. Everyone should look after him- or herself, our beautiful nature and on the property of others - so we create a great togetherness! Have fun biking!
#1 Healthy on the bike
Mountain biking is an endurance sport. The positive stress stimuli for heart, circulation and muscles require health and a realistic self-assessment. Avoid time pressure and slowly increase the intensity and length of your tours.
#2 Plan carefully
Specialist literature, maps, the Internet and experts are valuable tools in choosing a bike tour that suits your fitness and ability. Always tailor tours to the group, the weather forecast and current conditions. Beware of lone riders: even minor incidents can lead to serious emergencies.
#3 Ride only on approved trails
Do not ride cross-country or on off-limits trails. This prevents erosion damage and preserves wildlife habitat. Use only cleared roads and trails and respect local closures and regulations to prevent conflicts with landowners, trail keepers and other nature users. Because forest and estate roads are also workplaces, always expect agricultural and forestry vehicles.
#4 Check your bike
Before every ride, check the brakes, air pressure, tight fit of the wheels, suspension and gears of your bike. Annual maintenance by a specialist ensures that your bike is in perfect technical condition. Make sure that you are sitting in a healthy position.
#5 Complete equipment
Warm clothing, rain and wind protection, repair kit and first aid kit belong in your backpack, as well as cell phone (Euro emergency call 112), light and enough food and drink. Gloves and goggles protect your hands and eyes. Map or GPS are valuable orientation aids.
#6 Always wear a helmet
Uphill and downhill, always wear a helmet! In the event of a fall or collision, a helmet can prevent head injuries or even save your life. Protectors can protect you from injury. So that you are safe on the lines & trails in Bikepark Leogang and in the region, we recommend the following protective equipment: full-face helmet, protector jacket, gloves, knee pads and optional neck protection.
#7 Pedestrians have priority
Be considerate of pedestrians by announcing your arrival early and reducing your speed. Stop if necessary. A friendly greeting encourages acceptance.
#8 Control your speed
Adjust your speed to the situation. Drive attentively and be ready to brake, as unexpected obstacles can be expected at any time. You can learn riding and braking techniques in mountain bike courses. These are offered in the Bikepark Leogang by the bike school Elements Outdoorsports.
#9 Leave no traces
Controlled braking prevents soil erosion and trail damage. Take your trash with you and avoid noise!
Images: Klemens König