ATV RIDER COURSE
The all-terrain vehicle (ATV) first appeared in Canada in the 1970s. It was designed and sold as a multipurpose utility and recreational vehicle used for farming, forestry, natural resource exploration, law enforcement and peacekeeping. In recent years, they have become very popular for adventure tourism, trail riding, hunting and camping.
Between 1996 and 2001, ATV sales in Canada tripled. As of 2004, about 2.5 million Canadians were riding ATVs and 850,000 owned one. With increased exposure has come a rise in injuries – most of them preventable. Speed, inexperience, improper apparel, non-use of helmets as common factors. This hands on training will prepare riders with appropriate personal protective equipment and an understanding for a variety of environments and adapting in a safe manner.