If you are an avid ATV rider, you know how much fun it is to partake in large-group rides. While riding alone gives you time to think and just enjoy time by yourself, group riding allows you to form bonds with your closest friends and family members and make memories to last a lifetime. However, there are many logistical factors you need to consider before planning a large-group ATV ride. Paperwork needs to be done, locations need to be chosen, meal plans need to be decided, and more. Here, our experts at CFMOTO will discuss what you need to do while planning your group ride, as well as some of the best places to have a group ride.
Essential Steps for Planning Your Large-Group Trip
1. Finding a Location
Before anything else, you need to decide where you are going to go on your large-group ATV trip. To do this, you need to know roughly how many people to expect on your trip and the skill levels of those participating. While most people who take these types of trips are relatively experienced riders, you will probably have intermediate and even beginners with you, as well.
If this is a family or friend-based trip, everyone will want to be included, no matter what their skill level is. We typically recommend choosing a trail destination that offers a wide variety of trails. These locations will ideally have trails for all skill levels, which will appease everyone in your group. When you arrive at your destination, it is crucial that you stress safety aspects for all riders, especially for newer riders.
2. Taking Care of Paperwork
For large-group ATV rides and even individual rides, many ATV parks will have required paperwork you need to fill out. If you are traveling with a large group of people, it’s highly unlikely that everyone will arrive at the same. For this reason, as soon as you decide on the destination for your trip, you should work with the administrators at that location to get the paperwork sent ahead of time. By doing this, you can ensure everyone fills out the necessary forms in a timely manner, and you can send them back so everything is ready when the day of your trip arrives.
3. Transporting Your Recreational Vehicles
After you decide on the location for your large-group ATV ride, you can then begin to make other logistical arrangements. Transporting your ATVs can be the most difficult aspect of your trip, but it does not have to be. By carefully planning every aspect of your trip well in advance, you can pre-arrange transportation. Additionally, different riding parks have different regulations as to what types of vehicles can be on the property. Therefore, you should check with the administrators of your chosen park to ensure you can tow your ATVs in on certain vehicles. Creating a transportation plan can be difficult, but it will be easier if you work on the plan in advance.
4. Creating a Checklist
If you are planning a large-group ride, it’s important to create a checklist for each member of your group, no matter how experienced or inexperienced they are. This checklist will ensure everyone is prepared for the trip and has all of the necessary rules, regulations, and equipment. Here are some things you should include on your group’s checklist:
a. Address of your park
b. Details on what to pack
c. Rules of the park
d. Safety regulations
Large-Group ATV Ride Locations
With our nationwide services, we have seen countless ATV parks and trails and have found our favorite locations for large-group and individual rides. Our decisions are made from our own opinions and the reputations these locations have. Some of our favorite trails for large-group rides include:
e. Black Hills National Forest, Western South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming
f. North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, Northeastern Tennessee
g. Hatfield-McCoy Trails, Southwestern West Virginia
h. Trails Surrounding Moab, Utah
To learn more about each of these trails, visit their respective links. Additionally, our experts can make further recommendations based on what you are looking for in your large-group ATV ride.
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