Riding ATV is an excellent hobby for the great outdoor lovers and a great way to bond with friends and family.
If you’re new to ATV riding, knowing universally accepted safety tips is invaluable to keeping you on four wheels and welcomed by other riders. We’ve put together 5 quick safety tips for ATV trail riding so that you can blaze around on your quad with fun and safety.
- Always wear safety gear; helmets, goggles, boots, gloves – the works. There are no seat-belts on an ATV and flipping over is a lot easier than you might think. Be prepared and go home intact.
Tired? Stop Riding
- ATV riding is actually a great way to exercise. It demands strength and mental acuity. Overtime however, those bumps, jumps and tight corners wear down even the strongest rider.
Don’t Ride Alone
- Participating in any sport or activity where accidents can and do happen, it’s never a good idea to do it alone. Always have a riding buddy and better – have two.
Watch Your Feet
- Don’t let your feet hang to the side. Step on the foot pegs. It feels natural to let your feet dangle free but it’s easy to get them caught on the spinning back tires.
- If you’re in for a lazy stroll down a trail then enjoy the moment and take a seat. But if you’re tackling a track or having high-speed fun along a trail you need to stand-up. Hover just above the seat, with your elbows out and knees bent. This is called the “attack position” and allows the ATV to move freely underneath you.