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Safety

Family Biking Evolution Bike Park

Evo Bike Park Safety

Mountain Bikers Responsibility Code

1. STAY IN CONTROL. You are responsible for avoiding objects and people. 
2. KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Ride within your ability. Start small and work your way up. 
3. PROTECT YOURSELF. Use an appropriate bike, helmet, and protective equipment. 
4. INSPECT AND MAINTAIN YOUR EQUIPMENT. Know your components and their operation prior to riding. 
5. BE LIFT SMART. Know how to load, ride and unload safely. Ask if you need help. 
6. INSPECT THE TRAILS AND FEATURES. Conditions change constantly; plan and adjust your riding accordingly. 
7. OBEY SIGNS AND WARNINGS. Stay on marked trails only. Keep off closed trails and features. Ride in the direction indicated. 
8. BE VISIBLE. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, feature, landing or are not visible. 
9. LOOK OUT FOR OTHERS. Look both ways and yield when entering or crossing a road or trail. When overtaking, use caution and yield to those ahead. 
10. COOPERATE. If involved in or witness to an incident, identify yourself to staff. 

Know and Follow the Code. It is Your Responsibility. 

Being Prepared

ELEVATION
There is about 50% more ultraviolet radiation at 10,000 feet than at sea level. Always wear sunglasses and sunblock. Also, there is a third less oxygen here than there is at sea level. Please take this into account when planning your activities. 

WATER
Keeping hydrated is the best way to acclimate to high altitude. Drink plenty of water when hiking or biking. Do not drink from streams! 

ADEQUATE CLOTHING
The weather here changes quickly. There is usually at least a 10 degree temperature difference from the bottom to the top of the lifts. Biking and hiking shoes are advised. A waterproof windbreaker is recommended. 

ENVIRONMENT 
Please leave wildflowers for others to enjoy. Stay on designated trails and give our extremely fragile ecosystem an opportunity to thrive.

Lightning & Thunderstorms

Summer storms are frequently accompanied by lightning. If you get caught in an electrical storm, head for the base area or the top of either the Silver Queen or Red Lady Express lifts, whichever is closer. If you cannot make it to shelter, follow these rules:
Stop riding and separate yourself from your bike.

Stay away from water, including streams, small ponds and large mud puddles.
Avoid the highest ground or the highest object in an area.
Avoid hilltops, open spaces, wire fences, power lines and chairlifts

On-Mountain Traffic

Crested Butte Mountain sees a good deal of on-mountain maintenance and improvements during the summer months. Vehicles and work crews may be encountered anywhere, at any time, on the mountain. For your own safety, stay on designated trails. PLEASE USE CAUTION!

Wildlife

Please be aware that many wild animals share the mountain with us. Wildlife may be encountered anywhere, at any time, including in developed areas.PLEASE DO NOT FEED WILDLIFE.

Emergency Numbers

For first aid assistance during operating hours call (970) 349-2236, for emergencies after the lifts close dial 911.