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Whether you’re heading out for a few hours of fun or a lengthy backcountry expedition, ensure that you’re properly prepared and outfitted to make any adventure safe and fun. And don’t forget to teach safe riding practices to your kids.
Be safe on the trails
- Take a safety course.
- Wear proper protective equipment.
- Pack the necessary tools and gear.
- Don’t ride alone – use the buddy system!
- Keep your vehicle well-maintained.
- Know your limits. Ride within your abilities, in a controlled manner and with common sense.
- Respect the environment and other trail users.
- Keep to marked trails and tracks and resist the urge to blaze new ones.
- Keep quiet pipes. More and more trails are closing to motor sports due to offensively loud tailpipes.
- Join a local club and experience the beautiful trails with others who share your passion. Clubs create quality, safe riding areas and keep them open.
- Do some trail maintenance. Give back to the trails and earn good karma for future rides!
Taking The Essentials
- Fire making kit
- Whistle or mirror
- Extra food and water
- Extra clothing
- Navigational / communication aids
- First aid kit
- Emergency shelter
- Pocket knife
- Sun protection
specific to off-road riding
- Layered clothing
- Bug spray
- Hydration system
- Appropriate footwear
- Wool socks and gloves
- Appropriate footwear
- Extra supplies and tools
- Tow rope
- Eye protection
- Elbow guards
- Tire patch kit
- Tire pump
The two Kitchener girls who spent the weekend lost in the woods of Algonquin Park did everything they should have say police.
When they realized they were lost, they put down roots and stayed put until they could be found.
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By joining a local club, you are choosing to support the ATV/SxS sport in BC to ensure we have areas to ride for future generations.
See the backcountry of British Columbia from the seat of an All Terrain Vehicle, commonly known as an ATV. ATV’s allow access to places where few people go. Infact, these sure-footed machines can take you places that even horses fear to tread!