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Riding Your ATV Safely in the Rain

As freeing and fun as it is to ride your ATV in the rain, there’s a lot you need to consider while you are riding. Normal conditions change when the rain starts to fall. There are a different set of best practices to help you stay safe when the terrain gets slick. Keep in mind that after days or weeks without rain, oil buildup on the terrain makes the first rainfall even more treacherous.

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Thinking Ahead - The XFORCE

Does a crossover machine, combining a utility machine with a high-performance machine that can deliver power when you hit the gas, and also give you the tools to get the job done first sound appealing? What features of the ZFORCE and UFORCE would you like to see incorporated in this new machine?

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How to Prevent High Elevation Sickness

Altitude or elevation sickness includes multiple symptoms that happen to your body when you are exposed to a higher elevation within a short period of time. Altitude sickness occurs when you are riding your ATV or side by side to a higher elevation quickly. The higher you climb, the lower the air pressure and oxygen levels get. Our bodies can handle the shift, but they need time to gradually adjust.

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Worst Case Scenario, Part 2: How to Handle Severe ATV Winter ATV Accidents

Winter can provide some exciting opportunities for ATV riders who want to take their extreme off-roading to the next level. Winter accidents and other emergencies, however, can be among the most life-threatening, as they present time-sensitive situations in which you have to think and act quickly to avoid making a bad situation even worse.

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Understanding ATV Trail Difficulty Classification

Most public ATV trail facilities have signs or symbols that inform riders what skill level is required to ride an ATV on the trail. If you are a beginner, however, you may not know what the signs or symbols mean. Therefore, you may be uncertain as to whether you should ride on a beginner trail or an intermediate trail.

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Do You Need a License to Operate an ATV?

ATV riders in most states who were born after a specified date are required to complete an approved ATV Safety Course, and carry a state-mandated ATV Safety Certificate with them while riding on public lands. Some states may also require operators to carry a license even if they are riding on their own private property. Check with your state to find out how the regulations apply to you.

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ATV Riding Tips for Beginners

While ATVs look easy to operate, they present unforeseen challenges for beginners. They provide a unique riding experience that requires plenty of practice and patience to perfect. Here are some ATV safety tips and riding advice for beginners to make 4-wheeling fun.

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Worst Case Scenario, Part 1: How to Handle ATV Emergencies

If you or someone else sustains an injury in an ATV accident, you should seek medical help as soon as possible. If you can transport the injured rider, then put them on your ATV and carefully ride them to the nearest medical center.

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The Dangers of Riding Off the ATV Trail

Most ATV trails contain standardized signs that officials place at the beginning and throughout all motorized routes. The signs include the type of vehicle either allowed or prohibited on the course and the times and dates that the trail is open or closed.

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The Best ATV Trails in the Midwest’s Black Hills

The South Dakota Black Hills are among America’s most scenic landscapes. Deep in the hills lie rugged ATV trails that offer lots of attractions and amenities for ATV riders of all skill levels.

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