Safety and COVID-19

Safety and Covid-19 Guidelines

MTBX’s goal is to keep each rider safe on the trails and throughout their experience. We will follow the most current guidelines and recommendations of Santa Clara and San Mateo California counties, to ensure a safe experience for all riders. We understand that is a parent’s personal decision to enroll their child(ren) ride with MTBX.  We use a small group format per session that is limited to a maximum of five (5) riders per session with the Instructor/Coach.  We understand that is a parent’s personal decision to enroll their child(ren) ride with MTBX and pride ourselves on a highest standard of trail safety and supervision or riders at all times

MTBX Safety And First Aid Training

  • The transportation vehicle used is supplied with first aid kit and the Instructor/Coach also carries first aid supplies on each ride.
  • All riders must be covered by their medical insurance in order to participate any MTBX programs.
  • Should there be any accident or injury on the trail to a rider, the rider will be given emergency first aid as required and the parents will be notified.
  • The Instructor is trained and certified in CPR, First Aid and Wilderness First Aid.
  • The instructor also holds a California commercial driver’s license.

COVID Masks and Social Distancing Policy

  • We  follow the current local government guidelines for Santa Clara and San Mateo county regarding COVID-19.
  • As required, riders must carry a mask and will be asked to wear a mask or bandanna face covering during transportation.
  • All riders will required to be healthy, fever free in the last 24 hours and have no sign of any infection to participate in any rides.
  • If a rider has a temperature, a fever, weakness, joint pain or any signs of flu symptoms, they will not be allowed to ride on that day. Their ride will be rescheduled with the Instructor/Coach, based on availability.
  • Transportation vehicles for riders are cleaned and disinfected regularly.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the vehicle and on the trails.
  • Masks are not required when riding outside on the trails, but may be worn at the rider’s personal option.
  • Mountain biking by its nature is a “social distancing” sport.  Adequate space will be maintained whenever possible on the trails to maintain social distancing.

Trails Selected For Rides and Air Quality

  • The biking trails for all rides are selected for each session based on the prerogative of the Instructor.
  • Trails are selected based the skills of the riding group and the available access to a specific trail on the day of the session.
  • Due to recent Bay Area fires in the fall of 2020, the Air Quality Index (AQI) is considered for all rides.
  • If needed, rides are cancelled and rebooked if the AQI is out of the safety range.
  • The biking trails and/or pump tracks that will be utilized are typically between a 30 and 45 minutes drive from the pick up and central locations in the Palo Alto and/or San Jose areas.
  • Return times for drop off will be based on this same driving time.