PLEASE READ: Do not attempt to ride track features or trails while they are wet/muddy. Trail status updates are posted on the City Bike Park Facebook page. CHECK TRAIL STATUS
All motorized vehicles are strictly prohibited beyond the gravel parking lot.
Bike Park Rules & Etiquette
- Ride at Your Own Risk.
- Bicycle Helmets Highly Recommended. A properly fitting CPSC-rated helmet is highly recommended for everyone. A snug fitting, full-face helmet is encouraged when jumping.
- Respect Others:
- Stay in control at all times. Be aware of your surroundings and other park visitors. Adjust your speed when the park is busy.
- Be courteous and share the track with other riders.
- Take turns and keep a safe distance between you and the rider in front of you. Clear landing areas quickly.
- Riders yield to pedestrians and uphill traffic.
- Ride jump lines in one direction, one line at a time.
- If you stop for a break or due to mechanical issues, move off to the side of the trail.
- Respect the Bike Park:
- PLEASE do not use the dirt trails or dirt features when they are wet or muddy. If mud is sticking to your tires/shoes, or you are creating ruts/footprints, it’s too wet to use. Failure to follow this rule causes unnecessary damage to the bike park and is costly to fix – don’t be that person.
- Obey bike park trail and feature closures. Closure information can be found on the City Bike Park Facebook page.
- Stay on designated bike trails.
- Do not modify trails or features.
General Park Rules
- No motorized vehicles are permitted beyond the parking lot.
- No unauthorized carrying of firearms or concealed weapons.
- No alcoholic beverages permitted.
- No smoking, vaping, or illicit drug use.
- Please help keep your park clean. Place all litter in trash/recycling receptacles.
- Please respect the native vegetation and wildlife.
- To reduce potential safety conflicts with cyclists, dogs are prohibited in the bike park.
- No camping, fires, fireworks, or graffiti.
- Improper conduct may result in a citation, suspension, or expulsion from the bike park.
- Special events or programing require advance permission from Richmond Parks and Recreation.
Bike Park Safety Guide
HAVE FUN. RIDE HARD. PLAY SAFE.
- Bicycle Helmets Highly Recommended. A properly fitting CPSC rated helmet is highly recommended for everyone. A snug fitting, full-face helmet is strongly encouraged when jumping. You only get one brain – protect it.
- Bicycles should be in good working order. Riding a bike that is in poor condition or improperly assembled is dangerous. Visit your local bike shop for a safety check and get your bike(s) tuned up by a professional mechanic regularly.
- Lower Your Saddle for improved bike handling on jumps and pump tracks.
- Look Before You Leap. Natural and man-made terrain can change due to weather, use and maintenance. Do not ride or jump blindly!
- Ride Safely Within Your Ability. Some features or lanes require advanced skills, including jumping. The skill level required for the various park features are identified on the map.
- Ride Progressively. Start small and work your way up to more advanced features as your skills develop.
- Protective Gear Is Highly Recommended. In addition to a helmet, wearing gloves, shin, knee, elbow pads, body armor and, in some cases, a neck brace is a good idea – especially when jumping. Your body will thank you.
- Slippery When Wet. Tracks and features are slippery when wet. Use extreme caution and abide by the posted track status.
Pedestrians & Spectators:
- Hike/Jog at your own risk.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Other bike park users may be moving quickly.
- Do not block or obstruct the bike park trails/features. Do not stand or sit in blind areas.
- Parents/Guardians, please watch your young children carefully and stay with them at all times.
- Children require adult supervision.