The unofficial end of Summer – Labor Day Weekend – is here!  Despite the ongoing pandemic, many of you will take this opportunity to enjoy OHV recreation.  As ever, it is important that all of us remain vigilant to ensure we recreate safely and responsibly.  NOHVCC has tools to help!

Guidelines for those who choose to ride during “social distancing” can be found here.

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. 

If you intend to take the opportunity this long weekend to go on a long haul – get excited and educated first by watching the recorded version of our webinar Preparing for the Long Haul – Be prepared for Your Next Off-Highway Adventure (login required, but registration is free).

If you have young kids tagging along direct them to our Adventure Trail Interactive Website.  They will be entertained and learn the basics of safe and responsible OHV recreation.

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!

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