Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Bell Program

The Santa Barbara Mountain bike Trail Volunteers (SBMTV) supplies bells for mountain bikers on the front country trails. The purpose of the bells is to alert other trail users of their presence so they are not suddenly surprised to see an approaching rider out of "nowhere". It is a method to improve trail user safety and seems to be working satisfactorily for several years now. Bell boxes are placed at the tops and bottoms of popular bike riding trails. Here's a little video of the bell program. It may take a few minutes to download. (Best to let it download completely then watch it.) for more info and for donations to the program. SBMTV raises their own money to buy bells and supply them for use at no charge .

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