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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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Beginner ATV Riders: How to Find Good ATV Trails

If you are like most ATV beginners, you may not know the difference between a green circle and a black diamond trail. If you want to know how to get started hitting the trails with your new CFMOTO ATV, we’ve already done the digging for you. Below are some great online resources for ATV beginners.

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The Best ATV Trails to Ride During the Winter

If you’re looking for an extreme ATV experience this winter, there are plenty of snowy mountains, dunes, and trails to blaze through when it’s cold outside. You’ll find no lack of riding opportunities to explore during the winter months across the U.S. National forests, state parks, and other private and public properties can accommodate your need for adventure.

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The Best ATV Accessories for Riders

Now that you have purchased your CFMOTO ATV or side by side, it’s time to purchase a few accessories that will enhance your riding experience. Below, we list some essential accessories, as we as a few extras just for fun.

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Comparing ATVs and Side by Sides

When choosing the right all-terrain vehicle for your work needs, lifestyle, or sense of adventure, you have two main options: ATVs and side by sides. There are subtle similarities and differences between the two.

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ATV Safety on the Job

ATVs contain unique features that enable them to operate in harsh work environments where larger, less mobile vehicles cannot safely be used. Their oversized, deep tread, and low-pressure tires, and lightweight frame - compared to other motorized vehicles - enhance their maneuverability but also present risks such as a rollover which may occur due to a high center of gravity and a relatively narrow wheelbase.

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