CODE OF CONDUCT
Mystic is a shared space. Please respect our forest that belongs to HVP Plantations, our trails built and cared for by the Alpine Cycling Club, our forestry workers and park staff, our Launch-mates the North East Victoria Hang Gliding Club, other park users, and our neighbouring residents who live in the foothills. By entering this space, you agree to follow the following code of conduct.
Mountain biking involves the risk of serious injury or death.
Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and that of others.
You waive your rights to sue as outlined in the Mystic Park waiver.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ALWAYS:
1. ENSURE YOU ARE A MYSTIC PARK MEMBER
Permission to use the park is granted by the owner, HVP, only if you have signed up as a member. To access Mystic Park without membership is considered trespassing. Do the right thing by the land-owner.
2. RIDE ON OPEN TRAILS ONLY
Trails are closed for various safety and maintenance reasons. Never enter a closed area and always obey signs, staff, notices and warnings.
3. PROTECT YOURSELF
Use an appropriate bike, helmet and protective equipment, and give them a safety check before your ride, and never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
4. CONTROL YOUR BIKE
You are responsible for avoiding objects and people.
5. KNOW YOUR LIMITS
Ride within your ability. Start slow and work your way up. Parents are responsible for ensuring children under 12 can meet this condition.
6. INSPECT TRAILS & FEATURES
Conditions change constantly. Inspect the trails, consider the weather and plan and adjust your riding accordingly.
7. BE KIND TO THE TRAIL
Ride it, don't slide it (no skidding). And don't cut new lines.
8. BE VISIBLE
Never stop where you obstruct a trail, feature or can’t be seen.
9. LOOK OUT OR OTHERS
Give way when entering or crossing a road or trail. Be considerate if overtaking by slowing down and alerting the riders in front of you.
10. LEAVE NO TRACE
Protect our forest and waterways by taking out your waste. No camping or fires are permitted in the plantations.
11. RESPECT OUR NEIGHBOURS
Please be considerate to neighbouring residents by reducing noise outside people’s homes and not exceeding 40km when riding or driving down Mystic Lane.
12. REPORT SAFETY CONCERNS
Outdoor conditions change rapidly. If you come across changed trail conditions, such as a fallen tree, please let us know or report it on Trailforks App.
13. NO ALCOHOL OR SMOKING
Mystic is an alcohol and smoke-free facility. Alcohol and smoking are not permitted at any time while inside plantation areas.
Mystic Park Code of Conduct | Version 22.1 - September 2022