Reign the Terrain
Muddy bike trail leading towards dry ground with texture of tire profile clearly visible in the wet mud.

Well hello, welcome to my neck of the woods. Do you ride? I’m just about to hit the trails. I know a few spots with miles and miles of exciting terrain, twisty turns, and breathtaking views. If you don’t mind getting a little dirty, the adrenaline rush is worth it.

Have you noticed that there’s been a resurgence of ATV riding lately? I mean I’m seeing all kinds of people, young and old making the most of their action-packed adventures. It’s really great but with this boom in popularity, I hope everyone knows about trail etiquette and how to leave the land beautiful for generations to come.

What most riders don’t realize is that after hours of off-roading, there’s a good chance invasive plant seeds have hitched a ride with you. Here are a few things you can do about it.

First things first. Get yourself a PlayCleanGo handheld boot brush. It’s the perfect tool for cleaning up your boots before and after your outdoor experience. In just a few minutes can reduce the spread of invasive species seeds or plant parts. And it’s small enough to fit in your backpack for quick access when needed.

Next, stay on designated trails. Believe it or not, it keeps invasive species populations localized for easier management and prevents introduction to new areas.

When your adventure is done but before you leave a location, take a few moments to pick off any seeds or burrs and brush off extra dirt from your clothes and gear. 

Spray Down Your Bike! on right in white text on tangerine color; on left is image of a bike being sprayed by a hose

Finally, spray down your vehicle with water or compressed air to remove mud and plant parts from tires and fenders. It’s a great habit for keeping your ride looking good but also for slowing down invasives.

Happy ridin’!

PlayCleanGo’s Official Spokescreature

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