Most people who don’t ride bikes have no idea what “on your left” means. If you say this it may actually cause them to move to the left, causing an accident!
Here are a few steps to follow instead :
Consider buying a bell – compact models can be found in most bike shops fairly cheaply. These little gadgets help hikers, walkers, and runners know that you’re a considerate bicyclist, and there is talk of making bells required on some trails.
Rocketing past a horse is a really bad idea, because they are easy to startle and may throw their riders, causing injury or death. Mountain-bike riders, equestrians, and horses are at risk of physical harm in these encounters, and it is of extreme importance that mountain-bikers be careful around horses.
Here are a few steps to follow when passing equestrians :
Interest in mountain biking has been booming and the trails can get super busy on the weekends. Many of these new riders are still learning skills and trail etiquette and with the advent of e-bikes are getting further out into the trail system and riding faster with less experience. Keep in mind that not every other rider you pass is an experienced rider and that ALL the trails on the Fort Ord National Monument and surrounding areas are bi-directional so you can expect oncoming traffic on any trail at any time.
Here are a few steps to follow when passing other cyclists: