Trail User Tips

This is a new page as of 9 February 2012.
We will try to offer tips to the various types of trail users which may be of interest depending on your type of use.
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Articles That May Be Good To Carry When Biking  
Below is a list of items, articles, tools, and supplies that some bikers may want to carry with them; especially on long rides where getting back to their vehicle or obtaining assistance is likely to be an issue.   
This list is extensive and is open for additional entries - if you have suggestions; please send them to us so we can add them for everyone’s benefit! 
  • Spare tube
  • Air pump
  • CO2 tire inflator with extra cartridge
  • Presta tube adapter if your bike has presta valve tubes
  • Tube repair kit
  • Old pill bottle with some dollars and change inside; wrap the pill bottle with a dozen or so wraps of duct tape; also a couple of links of chain and or chain pins that match your bike chain in case of severe damage to your chain.
  • Chain repair tool
  • Tire removal bars (3 is a good number)
  • Multi - Tool, or a tool kit (this should have sufficient accessories to service your components)
  • Some toilet paper
  • Wet hand cleaners that are individually wrapped
  • Band-Aids
  • Pepper spray for aggressive dogs / people
  • Energy supplement such as Goo
  • Rain Parka
  • Bike Lock
  • Lights, a small "pen light" in case you have an unexpected need, head and tail lights if you may be riding at night.
  • Mosquito / Bug Repellent












  • Be sure to bring water if you are taking a long hike.
  • In cold weather layered clothing works the best. Include layered mittens or gloves so one layer can be removed if you get too warm.
  • For snow covered trails you can use Yak Traks. For icier surfaces consider taking an old pair of walking shoes and screwing in sheet metal screws. Recommended are 8x3/8 (item 70271) at Ace Hardware. You can purchase 100 for $3.69. Rim the bottom of each shoe and then fill in the center areas with a few more screws.
  • Be aware the trail has mile markers that will help you know how far you have travelled.
  • Please be considerate if you are walking with a dog. The trail has several boxes that contain plastic bags to help clean up after your dog.
  • Mosquito / Bug Repellent
  • A flash light is helpful during dark winter mornings or late evening walks.
            Information above from Jan Proli - Thanks Jan!