I am a mountain biker and have been for quite some time. I am here to share with you my knowledge on safety tips when biking down steep mountainsides. I’ve had my fair share of spills and crashes, but luckily all I ever suffered from were scrapes or bruises. However, accidents happen, and it is essential always to be prepared for the worst! Many things can go wrong in the trails, so make sure you are safe and aware at all times while biking.
Here are some basic Moutntain biking safety tips you need to remember:
Wear the right gear for your ride. Always wear protective gear like helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, and gloves, which will keep you safe if you fall off your bike–don’t forget the sunscreen! Don’t forget to pack extra clothes too because accidents happen (I know from experience). Be safe by wearing what is necessary to keep you comfortable and injury-free, whether that means a helmet, goggles, or something else. You’ll want to wear safety shoes to prevent falls on slippery surfaces (icy roads/paths). You also need gloves; winter’s ice can burn if it comes into contact with skin unprotected from its coldness
Never ride beyond your control.
Never ride beyond your control! Making sure that they stay within control while riding their bikes, so there aren’t any accidents or injuries involved during rides. By being able to adjust terrain quickly from out-of-control situations, riders will not only avoid crashing themselves but those around them too. If you find yourself uncomfortable with the trail, it is never a problem to walk. It’s always best for people to be respected and not told what they should do in situations where their safety may come into question or otherwise be compromised.
Keep your speed under control.
The key to keeping your speed under control is making sure you’re not going faster than the trail has been set up for. That’s so important that they even have a saying about it: “If in doubt, slow down.”
Knowing your trail
It would be best if you never pushed the limits on trails that you aren’t familiar with. You’ll have an easier time learning them if you take it slow until you know what to expect and where all of the rocks are at!
Slow down around blind corners
You’ll always want to slow down around corners, as you never know what might be waiting for you just on the other side.
Start small, then go big.
This is a great way to avoid injury and make your performance look more believable. Practising in less challenging situations before going big will give you the necessary experience for success while also making it easier on yourself if anything goes wrong.
Playing it smart
If you start to question what you’re doing, don’t do it! Don’t second-guess yourself and listen to your gut. Your instincts are always there for a reason – so use them wisely.