There’s no question that the sport of ATVing has really picked up speed during Covid times. With a lot of new riders out on the trails we wanted to share some helpful tips for beginners. Before hitting the trails, educate yourself on safety, rules and regulations, ensuring a safe and fun riding experience.
When operating any off-highway vehicle, make sure you have the proper gear. Start by protecting your head with an approved helmet that fits well and is secure. Helmets are not one size fits all so do your due diligence and find your perfect fit. Next think about eye protection with riding goggles or a helmet with a full face shield. Hands, riding gloves are a good choice. Wearing long sleeved, light weight shirts. Covering up those legs and wearing proper footwear. Avoid those flip flops and sandals in general, a hiking boot with a slight heel works great.
See page 4 and 5 of the PEI Off-Highway Vehicle Act for more information.
We always recommend new and even experienced riders take an ATV training course. You’ll learn hands on, in a supervised environment things like ATV controls, navigating terrain, turning and climbing hills. Contact us today for more information on how to enroll in the CASI ATV RiderCourse. https://ridepei.ca/contact-us
Riding an ATV takes practice. Joining one of our ATV clubs can be a great asset in finding a riding group to practice with. Your club is also a great help if you have any questions about ATVing. Take advantage of this resource while learning and growing your skills.
View our clubs and their locations here https://ridepei.ca/clubs
Do not ride under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. You are putting yourself and others in danger when you operate an off-highway vehicle under the influence. It’s the law and one we are all aware of.
See page 9 of the PEI Off-Highway Vehicle Act for more information.
Educate yourself. Whether you’re riding here on PEI or in other provinces, it is up to you to make sure you are aware of the laws and regulations. In PEI your off-highway vehicle must be registered, plated and insured. As soon as you leave your property your ATV must carry appropriate insurance. With the launch of our pilot road project, your bike must be insured to navigate these public roads as well as our legal trails.
We encourage you to take the time to review the PEI Off-Highway Vehicle Act so you are armed with the knowledge to ride legally and responsibly.