Bike Safety

What to Ride

Riding the Stevens Pass Bike Park is best enjoyed using a different type of mountain bike than you might be used to. Mountain bikes with full suspension for downhill riding will make your day in the park safer and way more fun.

Our Stevens Pass Bike Shop has a variety of premium downhill rental bikes available to rent.

How to Ride Smart

Whether it’s your first time in the park or it’s your first lap, it’s important to ride smart. Slow down before you speed up because crashes can happen often on your first lap. Ride a trail multiple times to get familiar with the features and equipment first so you can confidently push your limits without pushing your threshold. Use the pre-ride, re-ride, and free-ride system.

  1. Warm up the brain and body and inspect the trail at low speed
  2. Lap a trail a few times and get to know the flow of the features
  3. Start small and work your way up to faster speeds and larger features

Mountain Biker's Responsibility Code

Mountain biking involves the risk of serious injury or crash. Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and that of others.

ALWAYS:

  • Stay in control. You are responsible for avoiding objects and people.
  • Know your limits. Ride within your ability. Start small and work your way up.
  • Protect yourself. Use an appropriate bike, helmet and protective equipment.
  • Inspect and maintain your equipment. Know your components and their operation prior to riding.
  • Be lift smart. Know how to load, ride and unload safely. Ask if you need help.
  • Inspect the trails and features. Conditions change constantly; plan and adjust your riding accordingly.
  • Obey signs and warnings. Stay on marked trails only. Keep off closed trails and features. Ride in the direction indicated.
  • Be visible. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, feature, landing or are not visible.
  • Look out for others. Look both ways and yield when entering or crossing a road or trail. When overtaking, use caution and yield to those ahead.
  • Cooperate. If involved in or witness to an incident, identify yourself to staff.

Know and Follow the Code. It is Your Responsibility. Park privileges revoked for breach of the Code.