Chart your Course Off-Road
Aug 20, 2012
Lately on the We Go North blog we have focused our attention on hiking trails and tips. For today we have decided to kick it up a notch! The We Go North area is known for a mass amount of ATV trails and enthusiasts.
As with hikers, riders need to be aware of the conditions they are traveling on and having the proper safety equipment.
Safety First - Formal training teaches drivers how to control ATVs in typical situations. Drivers with formal, hands-on ATV training have a lower injury risk than drivers with no formal training.
Gear Up - Many ATV injuries are head injuries. Wearing a helmet may reduce the severity of these injuries. In addition to a helmet, wear over-the-ankle boots, goggles, gloves, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt to protect against cuts, abrasions, and other injuries from rocks, trees, and other debris.
Keep it in the Bush - Because of how they’re made, ATVs can be difficult to control on paved roads; collisions with cars and other vehicles can also be a deadly factor. Many fatalities involving ATVs occur on paved roads.
Having a general idea of where you’re going is vital to making every ride a great one. We found a great site that gives riders free downloads of maps and area information specifically for our region – ATV Maps. Happy quadding & biking!