Trail Etiquette & Safety

Etiquette & safety on the Alpha Mountain-Bike Trail is based on the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) Rules of the Trail. 

  • Ride on designated open trails only; respect trail closures.
  • Follow the trail's directional signs.
  • Leave no trace. Practice low-impact cycling. Do not ride on trails during or after heavy rains. Do not create your own trails – respect native plants. Pack out what you pack in.
  • Control you bicycle! Know your riding ability.
  • Slow down when approaching or passing another biker, give a friendly warning, and pass safely. Be cautious of corners and blind spots.
  • Do not disturb wildlife. Give animals extra room.
  • Wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.
  • Pack necessary supplies such as water and a first aid kit.

Safety & Security Concerns
If you have any safety or security concerns about any part of the trail, call the Trails Coordinator at (414) 257-4782. For trail conditions or for details, contact the Metro Mountain Bikers at

Milwaukee County Parks
9480 Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-6100

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