Beginners guide to riding an ATV

Beginners guide to riding an ATV

by Fran Boyce on March 22, 2023 Categories: News

ATV can be a thrilling and fun experience, but it's important to know how to ride safely and responsibly. Here are some basic steps to follow when learning how to ride a Can-Am ATV:


    1. Get familiar with the ATV

      Before starting the engine, take a few minutes to get to know the ATV. Familiarize yourself with the location of the controls, such as the throttle, brakes, and clutch (if applicable). Make sure you know how to shift gears and adjust the suspension, if necessary.


        2. Wear the right gear

          Always wear protective gear when riding a Can-Am ATV, including a helmet, goggles, gloves, long sleeves, and pants. Make sure your gear fits properly and is designed for ATV riding.


            3. Start the engine

              Once you're familiar with the Can-Am ATV and have your gear on, it's time to start the engine. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for starting the engine, and make sure the ATV is in neutral before starting.


                4. Practice basic maneuvers

                  Start by practicing basic maneuvers, such as turning, accelerating, and braking. Practice in a safe and open area, such as an empty parking lot or a designated ATV riding area.


                    5. Ride at a safe speed

                      When riding a Can-Am ATV, always ride at a safe speed and never exceed the posted speed limit. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid obstacles or hazards in your path.


                        6. Follow proper trail etiquette

                          When riding on trails, be sure to follow proper trail etiquette, including staying on designated trails and yielding to other riders.


                            7. Never ride alone

                              Always ride with at least one other person and let someone know where you're going and when you expect to return. In case of an emergency, it's important to have someone who can assist you.


                              By following these basic steps and always riding responsibly, you can enjoy the thrill of riding a Can-Am ATV while staying safe and avoiding accidents. Remember to always wear protective gear, follow the rules of the road and trail, and never ride beyond your skill level.