4. PAY IT FORWARD
Paying it forward is a practice that bikers who want to make a difference can pick up. At this point, it should be a given that littering just shouldn’t happen, but still, if the trails are dotted with bottles, wrappers, and other trash be sure to pick it up. Another way to pay it forward is to pick up branches, debris or small fallen trees that are blocking trail access. Check out your local mountain bike club to see if they host trail maintenance days. If you ride the trails, you should help maintain them. Refrain from riding when it’s raining and the trails are muddy. Those deep puddles created while it’s wet harden and dry over time creating deep, uneven divots in the trail that then need to be maneuvered around.