Cycling is an inherently dangerous sport, both on and off the street. Nothing you read on our website is a substitute for your own responsibility to ensure that you and those with whom you are riding are doing everything possible to ensure your personal safety.


Take a few minutes before every ride to look over your bike and ensure it is in safe working condition. Ensuring proper tire pressure, inspecting tires for cuts or excessive wear, looking for frayed shifter or brake cables are just a few examples.


Always wearing a helmet, obeying the rules of the road and carrying a repair kit and cell phone are a few more examples.


Riding in the bush increases risk of harm. While there may be less vehicle traffic to deal with, other dangers increase. Getting lost or encountering an aggressive bear or cougar, are some of the possible situations. Here are a few suggestions to help try to reduce that risk, but again, we cannot accept legal liability or responsibility for your safety:


  1. ride with others whenever possible,
  2. Always wear a helmet and dress/pack appropriately for sudden changes in the weather,
  3. carry survival gear such as whistle, water, food, matches or lighter, space blanket and first aid kit in addition to the usual repair kit,
  4. carry a compass and a map of the area you plan to ride, even if also carrying a GPS navigation unit,
  5. leave a note or tell someone where you plan to ride, and try to stay within that area,
  6. provide an estimated return time,
  7. some riders carry defensive gear such as knife, bear bangers and bear spray but this is no guarantee of safety.