AAAS: Australian Adventure Activity Standard – See Preface for details.
Bicycle: a type of cycle.
Cycle: a vehicle consisting of wheel(s) held in a frame and propelled by hand or foot by the rider.
Designs may include:
In addition, cycles may be
designed for different conditions including riding:
- on road
- in hybrid of conditions
- mountain biking.
Cycles are considered vehicles
under vehicle requirements (e.g. road rules, licencing or
registration) and land owner or manager requirements (e.g. public land laws or regulations). These
requirements may vary based on the jurisdiction it is used.
Cycle-path: a carriageway for cycles designated and defined under law, regulation or land owner/manager requirements of the relevant jurisdiction the activity occurs but excludes trails for mountain biking. Example cycle-paths include shared pathways, foot/bicycle paths, “rail-trails” etc. Also refer to trail and off-road.
E-bikes: cycles equipped with an auxiliary electric motor
that can be exclusively propelled by that motor. The cyclist is not necessarily
required to pedal.
Flash flooding: is
flooding in a localised area with a rapid onset, usually as the result of
relatively short intense bursts of rainfall.
GPGs: Good Practice
Guide(s) – See Preface for details.
a bicycle that has a design for off road use.
Mountain biking is riding a cycle off-road with a major element being the need to negotiate obstacles. This may be either on a trail or a riding surface where there is no indicated path to follow.
Motorcycles a vehicle
powered by a motor. Designs may vary and include designed for riding on road,
off road and in hybrid of conditions. Motorcycles may also include:
- pedelec or e-bike, where its specifications are deemed to be classified as a motorcycle for vehicle licensing or registration requirements in the jurisdiction it is used,
- tri-motorcycles and
Off road: a riding
surface that is not a road or cycle-path. The riding surface is either a trail or a riding surface where there is no
indicated path to follow. Also refer to Cycle-path
Obstacles: in relation
- mountain biking may include but are not limited to fallen or narrowly spaced trees, tree branches, shallow water crossings, puddles, mud, rocks, steep terrain, depressions, potholes, jumps, logs, ruts, bridges, drainage grates or man-made structures.
- cycling may include but are not limited to bridges, water on road or cycle-paths, bumps, curbs, depressions, pot holes, drainage grates, train lines, parked vehicles or other man-made structures.
Pedelecs: cycles equipped with an auxiliary motor that
cannot be exclusively propelled by that motor. Only when the cyclist pedals,
does the motor assist.
Power assisted cycle: a
type of cycle that can be powered by a motor but is not deemed to be a motorcycle based on vehicle licencing or
registration requirements in the jurisdiction it is used. Includes pedelecs and e-bikes.
Road:aformedsealed and unsealed
carriageway, that requires vehicles to comply with relevant ‘transport’,
vehicle or ‘road’ law or regulation.
Support person: a person
with specific competencies but is not
equivalent to an Assistant leader in Core GPG.
Support vehicle: a
vehicle used to follow or meet a group that can provide any aid or assistance
Trail: an off-road formed riding surface with an indicated path to follow. Trails usually refer to riding surfaces used for mountain bike activities. Also refer to cycle-paths and off-road.
Also refer terms and
definitions Core GPG.
Also refer terms and
definitions Camping GPG.
Also refer to the Core Good Practice Guide – Glossary.