This is an entry level introduction to driving your ATV, UTV, or SxS off-road; designed to give drivers an intensive and immersive driving experience in a variety of off-road driving situations. This class is perfect for individuals that enjoy recreational trail riding or a family that has recently purchased an ATV or UTV. Designed to meet and exceed basic safety training requirements, we also pack in a thrilling and informative day on the trail. Our seasoned instructors will share techniques that make your driving easier, smoother, more efficient, and safer. With proper training, and some practice, we'll turn these techniques into skills.
This course is open to all types of ATVs, UTVs, and SxSs - while providing a fun and exciting trail ride experience up the mountain side, participants will also learn valuable information that will improve their driving and safety while out on the trails. This course starts with a classroom session to make sure students understand the basic mechanics and potential dangers of working with these machines. To prioritize the importance of practice and “seat time” the bulk of this class is conducted in the field, helping create comfortable and capable drivers. The class quickly moves outside to the "warm-up area;" 30 acres of purpose built obstacles where students can see what the driving techniques feel like on a relatively high-traction surface. In the warm up area you will drive one of our UTVs for an hour with an instructor in the passenger seat. As you drive, participants learn how to work with a spotter, identify a vehicles vulnerable points, and have the opportunity to ask questions. Your ability to navigate our UTV around the warm up area reinforces the tips and, helps you learn how to read the trail.
Once comfortable in the warm up area, each participant will apply what they have learned to get their ATV/UTV ready for the trail ride (tire pressures, recovery gear check, readiness check). When everyone is ready to go, we will form a convoy and drivers will pilot their own ATV/UTV on one last practice lap before heading further up the mountain, into more natural and challenging terrain. On the trail ride we will have aproximately 1 instructor to every 2 ATV/UTVs which provides ample time to ask questions, receive tips, and grow your experience while driving your own machine. Along the trail you will traverse dirt & gravel trails, ditch crossings, ravines, rock, and off camber situations. The challenges you encounter will be appropriate for beginner level learning, to establish your comfort in driving on a variety of surfaces.
This class is limited to 6 participant ATV/UTVs.
To safely travel the trails we require each vehicle to have: