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Trail riding at Wilderness Park
By TERRY TOMALIN, Times Outdoors Writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published May 5, 2000
Hillsborough's Wildneress Park (Morris Bridge, Flatwoods and Trout Creek) has more than 20 miles of trails for riders with beginning, intermediate and advanced skills. Wear a helmet; it keeps spider webs out of your hair and protects your skull from obstacles such as tree limbs.
Remember, off-road bikers often get a bum rap from other outdoor enthusiasts who see the fat-tire riders as environmental pirates who tear up trails and chase away wildlife. So ride safe, ride smart, be polite and follow these guidelines from the International Mountain Bicycling Association: ride on open trails only; leave no trace; control your bicycle; always yield the trail; never spook animals and plan ahead.
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