Tip #2

Keep Right, Pass Left.

It's a trifecta: Move on the right, pass on the left, and be heard!

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Gold Standard: Why Is It Important?

Safety is the highest priority on the trail. If we all follow the same traffic pattern, we are making our moves predictable for each other. Just like road rules, slower traffic should stay to the right (in a comfortable, safe position). Give a friendly warning before you pass a fellow trail user, and always pass to the left. When passing, use a bell or quick verbal warning to alert those in front of you to stay in their lane; this can help you both avoid potential collisions and avoid startling fellow trail users (sometimes we get lost in our thoughts).

Gold Challenge: What Can You Do?

Journey on the right side of the trail, and encourage your fellow trail users to do the same. Set a good example by ringing a bell or calling out “On your left!” in a friendly way when passing. Let’s help each other out.

Note: This is the general rule. Some trails have special areas or traffic patterns for certain users. Know the rules and regulations of your local trails, and use your best judgment. 

Want more info? Read safe passing tips in our TrailBlog: Keep Right, Pass Left—Please!

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