New Rider Taking MSF Dirt Bike School Class
OHV Workshop on the Tahoe NF
It’s no secret that families are spending more time recreating on public lands where they can escape for a few days from the COVID-19 chaos. Data from the Motorcycle Industry Council supports that observation by showing off-highway motorcycle sales shot up 18.9 percent in the first quarter of the year. Those sales figures and related training information are contained in the NOHVCC news release below.
LINK TO DIRT BIKE SALES FIGURES AND SAFETY TRAINING INFORMATION
Land agencies are also noticing a spike in the demand by the public for access to high quality outdoor trail-based recreation and camping both at developed and dispersed sites.
Rider in Youth Class Competition Event Learns about OHV Policies
Shasta Dam GP Tech Station at BLM's Chappie-Shasta OHV Area
QWR believes safety training for youth and new riders is critically important and recommends they should take training classes offered by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation through its DirtBike School program.
Rider on Youth Model Dirt Bike at Competition Event
Shasta Dam GP at BLM's Chappie Shasta OHV Area
Don Amador, QWR president and CA NOHVCC partner, states, “I believe that safety training for beginning riders of all ages is important. We always try and incorporate OHV safety training at our annual interagency workshops so that new dirt-bikers can learn proper riding techniques.”
“It appears that COVID-19 has inspired outdoor enthusiasts to purchase dirt-bikes and other OHVs as part of their family strategy to recreate close to home at local or regional recreation sites. I think this new local-based recreation paradigm will be with us for the foreseeable future so it is important for OHV to retain and/or increase its capacity to train beginning riders,” Amador concludes.
LINK TO MSF DIRT BIKE TRAINING BROCHURE
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