In our communications with local residents along the NEBDR, we have been made aware that some motorcyclists are failing to Ride Respectfully on the route.
We want to remind everyone, that as BDR riders we are lucky to be able to enjoy some of the most quaint and peaceful backcountry roads in the North East, but we can lose our access to these trails, if we don’t practice the right riding etiquette.
When riding a BDR please be courteous, and share the trails with other land users, like hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers.
Specifically, we want to remind everyone about the etiquette for riding around horses.
Despite being large and powerful animals, horses are a prey species. People think horses are bold and brave, when in fact, they react like many prey species with a flight or freeze response.