BIKE SAFETY GUIDELINES

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The Safety Guidelines We Follow

 Scouting MTB follows all the BSA Bike Safety Guidelines as listed below. 

  • All cyclists must wear a properly sized and fitted helmet and appropriate clothing.
  • Cyclists must ride with traffic and watch out for hazards.
  • Cyclists must follow safety rules, including local regulations.  They  must never ride in an unsafe manner such as two to a bike or  hitching  to a vehicle.
  • Cyclists must use caution at turns and intersections.
  • Bikes must be appropriately sized and adjusted for the rider.
  • Bikes should have horns or bells and reflectors. Extra gear must  be  properly secured. Mirrors and water bottle mounts are recommended.
  • Bikes must be properly maintained.
  • Bike racing is a hazard. Race only on a course which is free of vehicles and pedestrians and only with proper supervision.

We also adhere to the Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety

Few youth organizations encompass the breadth, volume, and diversity of physical activity common to Scouting, and none enjoy a better safety record. The key to maintaining and improving this exemplary record is the conscientious and trained adult leader who is attentive to safety concerns.


As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout  activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council  Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the “Sweet Sixteen” of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgement and common sense, are applicable to all activities.


To view the list of the Sweet 16 of BSA Safety, please click here.

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