Snow adds more challenges in traversing a hill!

It is a new year, time to refresh our memory on how to traverse a hill.

ID City Nov. 2011 002According to a seasoned ride leader, “The secret is to always lift your butt off the ATV seat and lean towards the uphill  side of the hill, and be ready to bail!  At times, you may need to exaggerate your leaning to the uphill side; or get off the seat and stand on the uphill side ATV rail.   By standing on the uphill side of the machine, it will make it much easier to bail off!  If new at riding an ATV, don’t be afraid to ask for help! Seasoned riders are always willing to drive your ATV across a challenging area or coach you on how to do it…just ask.”

Bill almost off his ATV to keep the it from tipping over.

Bill almost off his ATV to keep the it from tipping over.

Here is another article that we posted several years ago on how to ride your ATV on hills especially on the snow (see page two of article).   http://boiseatvtrailriders.org/wp-content/uploads/Riding_ATVs_-on_Hills.pdf   Article from All Terrain Vehicle Association, 2003.

It is better to be safe than sorry –so, ask if you need guidance or help!

Pauline Jones
Web Admin