Advice to mountain bike riders
There must be room for everyone who enjoys visiting forests and the open countryside, whether for action on wheels or on two feet for recreational enjoyment. We therefore share with you a code of conduct.
In the Kingdom of Cycling, there must be room for everyone who enjoys visiting forests and the open countryside, whether on wheels, on two feet or four paws, or whether for action sport or recreational enjoyment. We therefore share with you a code of conduct, called the “MTB Natural Law”, jointly developed by Danish sports and nature associations.
MTB Natural Law
1. Ride where permitted
- In nature, you may only ride on roads and paths
- Avoid riding on signposted horseback riding trails or hiking trails separate from the forest lanes
- Do not ride on ancient monuments, burial mounds (barrows), dikes or steps
- Do not ride in private forests from sunset until 6:00 the next morning.
2. Ride responsibly
- Adjust your speed and keep your distance – the traffic code also applies in nature
- Ride together – remember your helmet, phone, 112-app and health insurance card
- Protect the tracks during very wet periods. Use only robust tracks and forest lanes
3. Show consideration
- Ride at a leisurely pace when you meet other forest visitors or riders on horseback. Use your bell in good time or a verbal "ding-dong"
- Do not throw your litter in nature
- Avoid places where there are many forest visitors, and protect animals and plants
The Mountain Bikers' Natural Law has been developed by the Danish Nature Agency, the Danish Outdoor Council, the Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), the Danish Society for Nature Conservation, the Danish Orienteering Federation, the Danish Cyclist Union (DCU) and the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Association (DGI). The Mountain Bikers' Natural Law is a joint code of conduct campaign for MTB riders, which aims to ensure good relations between riders, nature and the other guests of the forests.