ATV 101

 

Most risks associated with operating an ATV or any vehicle for that matter can be minimized by taking a knowledgeable, responsible and cautious approach to their operation.

 

Play by the rules!  Ages 18+ with valid driver’s license to rent. Minors must be at least 16 years old to drive. Parent/guardian must sign consent form and provide supervision. Consumption of alcohol while or before operating a motorized vehicle is NOT permitted. All ATV drivers and riders must follow the manufacturer's safe operating procedures. Everyone rides at their own risk. Riders are liable for their own actions and must operate their vehicle in a manner to avoid incidents and/or accidents. Helmets are required for all. No high speed racing, doughnuts, wheelies or other dangerous or aggressive behavior especially in proximity to other riders. Observe 10 mph speed limit in parking areas. Be courteous to other riders. Stay on the trails! The company and land owners, managers, are neither liable nor responsible for damage, loss, or theft of personal property or injury to visitors. Failure to comply with the above rules, regulations and safe operating procedures can result in immediate termination of any rental or tour.


Safety Tips For a Fun, Safe Ride

ATV's are not toys. Even the smallest ATV's can cause serious injury or death and some of the larger ATV's can weigh nearly as much as a small car. Most crashes occur when careless operation and lack of experience meet the unexpected. Riding these vehicles requires skill, constant attention, self control and a healthy respect for the dangers.
 

• Take the time to learn the controls and get familiar with how the vehicle handles.
• Exercise extreme caution on unfamiliar trails and terrain
• Always ride so you are comfortable and in complete control of any vehicle
• Anticipate and be prepared for the unexpected by looking down the trail and thinking through any potentially hazardous maneuvers
• Be sure to keep a safe distance from other riders aggressive behavior causes accidents
• "Stupid Hurts" Know your limitations and do not exceed the capabilities of your vehicle and your experience

There are several reliable sources for safe ATV operation. The ATV safety institute offers a thorough safety course for riding ATV’s. They also have some great information online including a practice guide. Riders should read and practice these maneuvers often, they will sharpen skills and will find them useful and fun if done properly.

The other is the owners’ manual. While much of the information on safety is the same. The owners’ manual has useful information about the specific vehicle. As riders learn more about their ATV they should refer to the owners’ manual periodically to advance their knowledge and/or refresh their memory.

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Terms & Policies
 

All tours are by appointment. Guests must arrive on time or face loss of riding time and/or additional labor charges and/or rebooking fees. A non-refundable deposit is due at time of reservation. Credit card required for all reservations. Cancellations require forty eight hour notice. One week notice required for groups of four or more. Customers are responsible for damage to vehicles. There is a $200 minimum charge for any crashes or rollovers. A minimum $250 charge applies for ATV’s sunk in water or deep mud. Repairs to damaged vehicles are billed at $80 per hour labor plus parts. Damages will be billed to the credit card provided at time of booking. All tours are subject to cancellation by operator due to inclement weather mechanical failure or other unforeseen reasons.

 

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