COVID-19 Statement

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has affected nearly every part of our lives, and, unfortunately, mountain biking is no different. UVMBA recognizes that mountain biking is so many things – a huge joy, a release from everyday life,and a primary source of exercise for many members. It also has a huge positive effect on our mental health. We believe that our trails can be used in a safe manner during this time if you follow these guidelines. 

Note that none of this guidance overrides trail closures for mud season and/or other trail conditions. Please do not ride on soft or muddy trails even if they are open.

  • Refrain from riding if you are exhibiting symptoms, even if you think it is just a cold.
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during rides.
  • Avoid using port-a-potties and other facilities at the trailhead.
  • Do not travel significant distances to ride.
  • Do not take chances that may result in needing medical care.
  • Group rides are not recommended. 
    • If you choose to ride in a group, be generous and allow greater than 6 feet. 
    • Groups of family or household members preferred over other groups.  
  • While on trails, warn other users of your presence. Step aside to let others pass; keep in mind that singletrack is usually only about 3 feet wide.  Passing at intersections and other widened areas is recommended.
  • Generously observe the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times.
  • If the trailhead appears busy, choose another time or place to ride. Try to choose less popular times. 
  • Recognize that due to many people not working, and generally being stuck at home, you may see lots of new users – please be welcoming and respectful.