Trail tolerance

7 thinking steps to happy riding

Seven dwarves in the tale of Snow White, Seven Wonders of the World - and the seven thinking steps to happy riding. The latter will - with a wink - demonstrate the culture of biking in Davos Klosters. Follow the thinking steps and be a happy rider.

Step 1: Share the trail

In Davos Klosters walkers and mountain bikers use the same paths without limitations. This is made possible by a tolerant and careful attitude by all parties. Mountain bikers brake to walking pace when overtaking and stop at crossroads with narrow paths, in order to allow space for walkers. In turn, pedestrians accept mountain bike riders as equal path users and allow them to pass wherever possible and sensible, when the two meet each other on a path.

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Step 2: Stay on trails

What a car manufacturer already said, also applies to biking: "Fun is not a straight line". Curves make a ride exciting and bring flow - no matter how far or narrow they are. That's not all: When bikers stay on the trails, they also take care of the landscape. So: Don't be tempted by abbreviations and stay on the trails. And the ones, who ride curves completely, have more of it anyway.

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Step 3: Leave no trace

Deeply rutted and eroded trails feels like a faded love story for a biker. So protect what you love: Ride smoothly and do not brake with blocked wheels. And if you go easy on the trail, you are also treating your bike with care. Share the love!

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Step 4: Stay informed

Slipped path sections, heavily frequented trails or ongoing forestry work - there are good reasons to stay up to date. Note and obey the signs. Because well informed, you simply ride better.

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Step 5: Yield to others

The one wants to go up, the other down: sooner or later, the trails of bikers, trail runners or hikers will cross on the trails. Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you are coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. And particularly on narrow trail passages: briefly stop, let the others pass and ride on.

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Step 6: Control your bike

Warm wind blowing around your head, rolling wheels and a big grin on the face. Bikers in Davos Klosters know this feeling really well. Despite all the flow, you should always be prepared for the unexpected. Control your bike and ride within your limits.

 

 

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Step 7: Close fences

"Fox you stole the goose." This lyric line is from a well-known Lullaby. Well of course, on the bike trails, there are no geese. Nevertheless, there are good reasons for the fences: they border pasture areas and ensure that the farm animals do not leave the intended area. So, please close the fences after the passage. The small break you can by the way combine easlily with a refreshing sip from your bike bottle.

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