Riders of all-terrain vehicles and off-highway motorcycles will always get the most enjoyment by riding smart and riding safe. This does not mean that riding has to be boring; it means equipping yourself with the knowledge and skills to heighten your experience on the trail!
So, follow us to these resources to start yourself on the trail to being a better rider!
Three R’s – Rules, Regulations & Recommendations
- NYS Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee:
Click here for an informational page based on DMV’s excellent C-29 brochure. It is a comprehensive resource for rules of use, safety equipment advice, age-to-machine sizing guidance and more, clearly detailed to help you make good decisions about how, where and when to use your ATV or trail bike properly in the Empire State.
- Club/Dealer Suggestion:
Provide a paper copy of the DMV C-29 brochure to every club member or ATV purchaser. Click here for information on obtaining quantities of the C-29 at no cost.
- Clubs can be of assistance in finding legal riding areas and sometimes have a certified safety instructor on staff. For a list of New York ATV and dirt bike clubs, click here.
- National 4-H Community ATV Safety Program:
Click here for an alternative to the ATV Safety Institute program listed above, run through community groups.
- New York State Snowmobile Association: www.nyssnowassoc.org for Snowmobile Safety Courses and Clubs.
- NYS Department of Environmental Conservation: www.dec.state.ny.us for information on use of Public Lands (except State Parks, see OPRHP below).
- NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation: http://nysparks.state.ny.us/ Snowmobile Safety Training and information on access to NY’s Park Lands. (ATVs are prohibited from all OPRHP lands.)