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Jeeps of Penobscot County, Maine  
How We Ride

Trail Etiquette
Stay the Trail developed the following useful information on riding. Click on a picture or the tagline to display more information on that subject. Thanks so much to their group for putting together this comprehensive guide!

Mind the Widths.html

Ride only on routes wider than your vehicle.
Different trail types are constructed for different widths of vehicles. In this section, learn about different trails and which trails are designed for which vehicles. Remember to only ride on trails wider than your vehicle.

Ride only on routes open to your vehicle.
In Maine, we use green signs with white graphics similar to this one to designate which trails are open to which vehicles. A red slash across a sign indicates a trail is closed to that type of vehicle. Signs are always present at trail heads and may be present at trail junctions.

Overcoming Obstacles.html

Ride over obstacles, not around them.
Going around obstacles widens trails, impacts vegetation and causes erosion. Challenge yourself by staying on the trail. Use caution when going over obstacles and remember to be courteous to other trail users.


Be an ambassador to non-motorized trail users including livestock and wildlife.
Your trails are always in danger of being closed. On any day of riding you become the face of OHV recreation to other users—leave them with a good impression of your sport. Always yield the trail to non-motorized users.

Slow down for your fellow riders.
Care is required when passing or meeting fellow OHV enthusiasts on narrow trails. Slow down. Let the other rider know your intentions. Stay on the trail so you do not flatten vegetation or widen the trail.

Keep Your Wheels Where They Belong!


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