1. Before you even begin looking to buy an ATV, consider taking a safety course first. Ask for a recommendation from your local motorsports company and seek out as much information as you possibly can. Starting with education will help you avoid numerous beginner mistakes.
1. Purchase the correct protective gear. Make sure that you are buying the proper helmet size; you can be fitted for one at your local motorsports store. If you suffer an accident in which your helmet sustained damage, it’s imperative that you buy a new one afterward. No matter your skill level, a helmet is always a necessity.
2. When shopping for an ATV, be sure that you select a model that is a good fit for your height and weight. Riding a vehicle that’s too heavy or too light can be incredibly dangerous. If you purchase an ATV that is a single rider machine, don’t attempt to squeeze another person on it. Following the weight limits is safer for both you and your machine.
In his spare time, Gary Vorhies enjoys riding in the backcountry near his property. He encourages aspiring ATV riders to seek out as much safety information as possible.