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					WORE Trail Rules and Guidelines

General

There will be no alcohol and or drugs consumed on the trail by driver or passenger.

Don’t litter. If you pack it in, pack it out. Always take out more than you brought in. This includes cigarette
butts.

If your vehicle encounters a fluid spill or large leak, make every effort to clean the contaminated area.

Be courteous and give right of way to other riders on the trail. Be friendly, remember you are an
ambassador of the WORE club as well as our sport. In the case of riders on horseback pull off to the side
and shut your engine off. Wherever possible help out other trail users.

The amount of time it will take to help different vehicles getting through some of the obstacles will vary
greatly. Always be helpful and patient.

If a vehicle breaks down, the trail ride will stop until we get the vehicle repaired. If possible, we will never
leave someone’s vehicle behind. Be aware that it is always possible that someone may break their
vehicle and stop the ride. Please be patient, it may be you next time.

Do not unnecessarily cut down or run over trees. If needed, cut only dead trees.

Do not cause unnecessary damage to the trail.

If crossing running water (creek or river), slowly drive through, and choose the route that will cause the
least amount of vehicle exposure to the water.

Reckless acts will not be tolerated. Neither will unnecessary damage to vehicles (yours or others), or to
the trail, environment or surrounding structures.

Prohibited Land

At no time will members of WORE, conduct any activity on land they are not permitted to be on. This
includes, but is not limited to:

Wildlife Management Areas (WMA's) that state no vehicles are permitted.

Private Land without the permission of the landowner.

Crown Land that states no trespassing.

*If granted permission to operate on any restricted land, respect any rules that apply to the land. IE,
closing gates behind you, etc.

*Furthermore, WORE has identified the following areas that do not permit off road activity. (To be
updated as required)The Manitoba Floodway (Winnipeg)
The "Wesman Salvage Pits" (located north of Wesman Salvage, Brandon)
The "17th St Pits" (located south east of 17th & Richmond St's, Brandon)"

Spotters
In most cases, senior club members, or a trail guide, will be the lead spotter.

The spotter’s instructions must be adhered to at all times. Only experienced persons will be used as
spotters.

There should only be one person in communication with the driver while spotting a vehicle over an
obstacle. Others may assist in spotting; however, one person is ultimately in charge. Different people
giving the driver different instructions while attempting an obstacle can be confusing and dangerous.
If you have ideas on how to get a vehicle over an obstacle, either as a driver or an observer; discuss
them with the person spotting the vehicle and the driver.

If you, as either a driver or a spotter, are unclear about an instruction, stop and talk it out.

Safety is our biggest concern. If at any time anyone involved in the recovery feels that an unsafe act is
about to occur, whether they are the driver, spotter or bystander, they can yell stop and the situation will
be assessed.

Vehicle Positioning
Give the vehicles around you plenty of room to maneuver on the trail.

If the vehicle in front of you is going up/down a steep hill climb wait until they are at the top/bottom before
you start your turn.

If a vehicle is going through or over an obstacle, wait until that vehicle is clear of that obstacle before
proceeding.

If a vehicle is stuck, wait for that vehicle to clear the obstacle before trying to go through. If required,
either wait until directed by a spotter or the Trail guide to take another route. No one is to proceed past a
stuck vehicle, no matter what line, unless instructed to do so by the trail guide/person in charge of the
recovery.

Keep an eye on the vehicle behind you. If it falls out of sight or seems to need help, slow down or wait
and inform others in front of you that they need to do the same. This applies on the trail as well as on the
highway when traveling in a group. If you are falling behind and need the members ahead to slow down
or wait, inform others in front of you.

When traveling on the highway. There must be a gap large enough between each member in the convoy
to allow emergency stopping without collision. This gap increases as road speed increases and weather
conditions worsen.


Recovery
Extreme caution must be used while recovering a vehicle.

A selected spotter will take control of the recovery.

Only club approved equipment will be used. No ropes or straps with hooks, no chains, etc.

Never tie two or more straps together with clevises.

Stand clear of tow vehicles, recovered vehicles, and the tow strap/winch line. Make sure you are out of
the towline’s radius, if the towline breaks, it is unpredictable in which direction it will go.

Never walk over an attached towline.

Never handle a steel cable without gloves.

If anchoring to a tree, use a tree saver or a soft strap to protect the tree. Insure the tree is of a suitable
size and strength to anchor to.



I accept, and agree to follow the WORE Tail Rules and Guidelines, and that any inappropriate actions
by myself, or others riding/driving with me, may result in disciplinary action.

Signature: _________________________________ Date: ___________________

				
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