Stay safe on the trails!
Some trails are on state, county, town or village roads and share the roadway with vehicles!
Click here to access NYS safety tips for rules for cyclists: https://www.dot.ny.gov/display/programs/bicycle/safety_laws/safety-tips
and here for pedestrians:
Smart biking tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: https://one.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/bike/10Smartroutesbicycle/pages/smartroutes.htm
Biking under the influence IS a crime in some states; click here for more information: https://bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/bui_full_chart.pdf
Some trails travel through land where hunting takes place seasonally. Click here to access information about NYS hunting calendars and regulations: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/huntseason19.pdf
Click here for information about tick-borne illness and prevention: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/Docs/CampsLyme.pdf
Good rules of thumb:
ALWAYS wear a helmet while biking (not just children!)
Strive to be SEEN: Bright colors, lights, reflective gear
Make NOISE: Wear a whistle; use a bike bell AND announce you're passing on the left