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Mountain biking is one of the good ways to exercise, as well as to enjoy the scenic views in rural areas. There are now 15 designated mountain bike trails and a mountain bike practice ground in country parks under the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD). In which, some of the mountain bike trails have been rated with the Mountain Bike Trail Difficulty Rating System. Though riding mountain bikes in country parks is refreshing, it is much more complicated comparing with regular biking. What should we prepare before the ride, and what should we note when riding a mountain bike? Let's check out the list below! Preparations before mountain biking 1. Prepare materials Prepare essentials such as mobile phone, first aid kit, water and food Bring bike's inner tube, air pump and bike repair kits, in case emergency repairs by one self are required 2. Check your mountain bike Make sure that the brakes and the bell are working properly Check the bike frame and tyre pressure Pay attention to whether the tyres are at least 4.5cm wide 3. Put on appropriate gear Put on safety gear that is in good condition, such as helmet, gloves and knee pad Wear comfortable outdoor sportswear >>Click here for the Safety Equipment for Mountain Biking infographic Precautions when riding a mountain bike 1. Stay focus and pass through the technical obstacles along the trail 2. Follow waymarks and observe warning signs. Ride in single file 3. Slow down and be prepared to stop when wildlife is spotted along trail 4. If you feel unwell, you should stop and leave the trail immediately. In the event of an accident, call the police for help as soon as possible Watch the video produced by AFCD below to get prepared for your mountain bike ride! Last but not least, it is against the law to use any electric bicycles, or ride a bicycle in country parks outside the designated trail! >>For more details, please browse the mountain bike activities webpage of AFCD
The Mui Wo Mountain Bike Practice Ground (Practice Ground) is located in Lantau South Country Park near Lai Chi Yuen Tsuen, Mui Wo, Lantau Island. It is about 4.5 hectares in size and with about 9 km of new mountain bike trails. With the opening of the new facility, riders of all levels, including beginners, will be able to enjoy the sport.Mui Wo Mountain Bike Practice GroundThe new facilities in the Practice Ground were designed and constructed in accordance with the sustainable trail standards of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). Facilities at the Practice Ground include mountain bike trails, technical features (e.g. jumps, rock garden, skinny), tot track, pump track and supporting facilities such as toilet, first aid kiosk, shelter and water filling station. The Practice Ground and its mountain bike trails provide different riding difficulties and experiences to bikers. Bikers are advised to choose trails that suit their skill levels and abilities and to be equipped with safety gear in good condition. Bikers can take the ferry, bus or other transportation means to reach the Mui Wo Mountain Bike Trails East Entrance. Access to the Practice Ground via an emergency vehicular access which is connected to the road leading to Lai Chi Yuen Cemetery is also available. For more information, please visit the website of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD). Mountain Biking ActivitiesThere are 15 designated mountain bike trails and a mountain bike practice ground in country parks for mountain biking activities. Some of the mountain bike trails have been rated with the Mountain Bike Trail Difficulty Rating System.Mountain Bike Trail Difficulty Rating System The 15 Designated Mountain Bike Trails (Download map)– High Junk Peak Mountain Bike Trail (Blue Grade) – This trail is not open on Sunday and Public Holidays – Chi Ma Wan Mountain Bike Trail (Blue to Black Diamond Grade)– Mui Wo to Pui O Mountain Bike Trail* – Pui O to Kau Ling Chung Mountain Bike Trail (White Grade) – Hoi Ha to Wan Tsai Mountain Bike Trail (Green Grade) – Dragon’s Back Mountain Bike Trail (Blue Grade) – This trail is not open on Sunday and Public Holidays(Download overview map of the Mountain Bike Trails below)- Ho Pui Mountain Bike Trail (Black Diamond Grade)- Siu Lam Mountain Bike Trail*- Tai Lam Chung Reservoir Mountain Bike Trail (Green to Blue Grade)- Tai Tong Mountain Bike Trail*- Tin Fu Tsai Mountain Bike Trail*- Tin Fu Tsai North Mountain Bike Trail (Black Diamond Grade)- Tsing Fai Tong Mountain Bike Trail*- Tsing Lung Tau Mountain Bike Trail*- Twisk Mountain Bike Trail**This mountain bike trail is currently not rated with the Mountain Bike Trail Difficulty Rating System. For more information, please visit the website of AFCD.