Memorial Day is about remembering our nation’s heroes who fought and died so that we might have freedom. Please take the time to remember them and honor their legacies this weekend. Memorial Day has also become the unofficial start to Summer and, for many, the time we kick off our OHV riding season. For those who get out on the trails this weekend – please be happy and safe and recreate responsibly.
Here our some of NOHVCC’s tools to help:
Of course, we encourage all OHV enthusiasts to get trained – if you haven’t already, check out our Getting Started/Safety Training page.
For those riding a dirt bike, ATV or operating or tagging along as a passenger in a ROV (side-by-side) make sure you are aware of NOHVCC’s Safety Ethic, which includes:
- Wearing all appropriate safety gear on ALL rides (for ATVs, ROVS and dirt bikes this includes: a DOT-compliant helmet, goggles, long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves)
- Staying on trails, routes and areas designated for OHV use
- Never operating an OHV under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Avoiding on-highway use of vehicles designed solely for off-highway use
Of course, most of this applies to those in full-sized 4WD vehicles as well.
To make sure you not only know where you are going, but also to ensure the protection of resources, consider utilizing NOHVCC’s Mapping Apps guide.
OHV Safety starts long before you get to the trail – before you load up this weekend be sure to brush up on safe trailering practices by clicking here and here to read trailer safety articles shared with NOHVCC by Polaris.
Finally, if you are done recreating for the day, but still want to think and learn more about OHV find out more about NOHVCC’s Great Trails Guidebook (download it for free before you hit the trails).
However you choose to spend your long weekend, NOHVCC hopes you have a fun and safe adventure! Don’t forget that NOHVCC will be here when you get back to provide even more tools, services, webinars and advice to help us all create a positive future for OHV recreation!