Chart your Course Off-Road

Aug 20, 2012

ATV maps Peace Region 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!

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