Safety is Black & White

The safety of riders is always our first concern.

Additionally it’s important to set a good example to new riders.

We spend a lot of time talking about safety, worrying about safety, and planning for the worst while hoping for the best.   Mountain biking can be dangerous but by following these tips it can be fun from start to finish!


Know your skill level

We know you want to progress your riding, so do we! But elevate your game slowly and carefully as you build essential skills. Peer pressure and the desire to keep up gets lots of riders hurt.  Biking takes time to master so start small and take your time!

Where you ride

Determines the bike you need to have.  These days there are a lot of different bikes and you should have the right tool for the job depending on what style of riding you are doing! If you have any questions about the type of bike you should have, chat with a local bike shop!

Don’t Stand on Takeoffs or Landings

We totally get that you want to scope out obstacles and jumps before you ride them (which is sensible and safe!). Be careful how you do this and be aware of your surroundings. Find a safe place to stop, park your bike, and stand.

Ride with a friend!

Riding alone is relaxing right up until the moment it becomes a bad time.  Whenever possible bring someone with you.  Either way make sure to leave a trip plan with someone and be clear about when you should return.

First aid training

As an industrial area there are a ton of first aid courses available in our region.  It can make a huge difference out on the trail to know how to treat an injury.  Don’t be afraid to call for help – Search and Rescue is always free in BC.


A well maintained bike is a safe bike.  A poorly maintained bike is an injury in the making.  Singletracks has a good guide on maintenance here but talk to us on the trail as some of our members are really good at this stuff and happy to share their knowledge.


Report all wildlife sightings to the Wildlife Alert Reporting Program (WARP) through the COS 24 hour hotline at 1-877-952-7277.

In Case Of Emergency

Don’t bother breaking glass.

Call 911 immediately.   BC Ambulance and Tumbler Ridge Search and Rescue will come for you!