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Several bikers are working on crafting some great rides for you. It will take a while, but will be worth the wait. On the right are some tips for biking in the Santa Ynez mountains above Santa Barbara.

photo biking on Buckhorn trail

Bikers enjoying the Buckhorn Trail.
  • Stay Alert: Santa Barbara front country trails can be extremely crowded. Stay alert!
  • Yield: Bicycles yield to all other trail users. Uphill travel has priority.
  • Use a Bike Bell: Use a bike bell to let others know of your approach.
  • Maintain Control: Maintain controllable speed, slow around blind corners, and ride within your limits.
  • Ride Smart: Use riding techniques that minimize impacts to the trail.
  • Leave No Trace: Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.
  • Avoid Wet Trails: Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones, consider other options.
  • Ride Open Trails: Respect trail and road closures.
  • Speak: Take the time to say “Hello” and "Passing on your Left/Right" to other trail users.
  • Small Groups: Keep riding group sizes small, less than ten is recommended.
  • Be Prepared for the Ride: Know your equipment and needs for the trail.
  • Participate: Volunteer for trail maintenance events, you will have more trail to ride.

These tips come from the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Volunteers. Check out their website www.sbmtv.org.

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