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#1. True or False: Trails are Common Ground is an inclusive movement that recognizes that hiking, dog walking, trail running, mountain biking, riding horses and riding off-road motorized vehicles all have their place on trails, on publicly accessible lands and open spaces. ? Select only one answer
While we recognize all of these trail uses, it is important to note that not all trail uses are allowed on every trail. Be sure to check the trail rules and regulations for your chosen activity and abide by the rules.
#2. Which of the following are pillars of Trails are Common Ground? (Select One) ? Select only one answer
D. All of the Above.
The Trails are Common Ground movement has THREE pillars. We aim to create a welcoming environment for all people, educate and promote trail etiquette, and work to improve trails to increase the satisfaction of all trail users
#3. All trails in our country are on stolen homelands of Indigenous Nations, and deserve our deepest respect by: (Select One) ? Select only one answer
E. All of the above.
Our responsibility to understand our historic and current relationship with Native lands and peoples goes beyond our time on the trail. Acknowledging the land you reside on and recreate on is a way of honoring native people, their land and their history. It is also important that we understand our own place in this history and recognize our role as participants in the ongoing process of decolonization.
#4. True or False: Trails are Common Ground works to encourage underrepresented people to visit trails and become avid trail users. ? Select only one answer
Historically, trails and the outdoors have primarily been the domain of able-bodied white people, predominantly male. Trails are Common Ground is working to increase the spectrum of people on the trails who enjoy hiking, dog walking, trail running, mountain biking, riding horses or riding off-road motorized vehicles. We believe in a future where the landscape of trail users reflects the diversity of our nation.
#5. What do you need to do to be considered a “Trail Pro”? (Select One) ? Select only one answer
D. All of the above
Becoming a trail pro is an ongoing effort that entails a combination of study and practice. Approaching your time on the trail with a growth mindset will help you continue to learn, improve and share your knowledge with others.
#6. Why is it important to yield to people on horses on the trail? (Select One) ? Select only one answer
All of the above.
Horses are easily startled and they may respond by bolting and/or bucking, which can seriously or fatally injure their rider and others. Always watch for, recognize, and be respectful of riders on horseback.
#7. When you encounter a horse on the trail, which one of these is the correct behavior, according to the “Trails Safe Passing Plan”? (Select One) ? Select only one answer
C. The Trails Safe Passing Plan is: Stop, Speak and Stand Back and allow the horses and riders to pass.
#8. What does B.A.R.K stand for? ? Select only one answer
B. If you venture onto the trail with your dog, follow the B.A.R.K. principles:
Bag your dog’s waste.
Always leash your dog.
Know where your dog is allowed.
#9. Which of the following should motorized users do to respect others on the trail? (Select One) ? Select only one answer
A, C, and E are the correct answers.
Being responsible doesn’t have to be boring. By following Tread Lightly! principles, motorized users can enjoy the trails with other non-motorized users.
#10. To avoid injury and startling other users, mountain bikers traveling downhill on a two-way multi-use trail should: (Select One) ? Select only one answer
E. All of the above.
Mountain bikers generally descend trails faster than other users. In order to avoid injury and startling or colliding with others, all of these precautions should be taken – including the use of a bell. For unhindered downhill riding, use mountain-bike specific trail systems with designated one-way downhill-only trails.
#11. True or False: E-mountain bikes, or eMTB's, are allowed on all trails open to traditional mountain bikes. ? Select only one answer
Not all trails open to traditional mountain bikes are open to eMTBs. Always check where you are riding to see if e-bikes are allowed and abide by the regulations.
#12. True or False: Trail runners should always pass slower runners on the right. ? Select only one answer
In the United States it is best to pass on the LEFT, just as you would if you were driving. Before passing another runner, ensure that there is enough room on the trail to pass safely, that you can see far enough down the trail to know there is no oncoming traffic, and announce yourself to make the runner in front of you aware you are about to pass.
#13. If you encounter a horse on a narrow trail that crosses the side of a hill, you should: ? Select only one answer
B. Stop and step to the downside of the hill.
If a horse gets spooked, they are most likely to jump to the upside of the hill.
#14. True or False: As long as you are the person who has “right of way”, you can choose to yield to others if it’s easier or more practical. ? Select only one answer
#15. Which of the following are good ways to support your local trails?
F. All of the above.
Great trails just don’t happen magically. Getting involved has a positive impact on the trails and you also have the opportunity to meet new people and learn new things that can help you enjoy your local trails even more!
#16. BONUS QUESTION: Trails are Common Ground may be participating in a Master's thesis research project at Western Colorado University this summer. Would you be willing to participate in a future survey? ? You get one bonus point for answering this question!
If you answered yes or maybe, you may be contacted at a future date at the email address you submitted at the beginning of the quiz. Thank you for your willingness to participate!