Always carefully check the terrain before you start down any hill. Choose a downhill path that is as straight as possible with a minimum of obstacles.
When going downhill, remember to:
- Shift your weight to the rear.
- Maintain a low speed.
- Use a lower gear.
- Brake gradually.
- Look ahead.
When going downhill on a loose or slippery slope, braking gradually with the back brake is safest and will allow you to maintain the best control.