Crown Mountain Bike Park Safety Tips
Please READ for Your Child’s SAFETY
Helmets: There will be crashes. Always wear a helmet to prevent brain trauma and concussions, and consider a full face helmet for extra protection. Aspen Valley Hospital’s Helmet Program provides free helmet fittings to anyone who already has a helmet and free helmets to community members in need.
Coaster Brakes: Coaster brakes, where you pedal backwards to stop or slow down, are not safe for use on the Bike Park terrain.
Hand Brakes: Hand brakes are appropriate for the Bike Park terrain; make sure they work well. A rear hand brake only is okay.
Tire Air Pressure: Check the side of the tire for recommended air pressure. Learn more about mountain bike tire pressure below.
Seat Position: Lower the seat so your child can touch his/her feet flat on the ground. Learn more about seat position below.
Handlebars: Make sure handlebars are tight and straight. Learn more about handlebar position below.
Bike Fit: Ask a member of the Bike Park team or a mechanic if your kid’s bike is properly sized.
Bike Maintenance: Get a tune before riding at the start of the season.
Additional Safety Equipment: Consider elbow and shin pads for added protection.
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