ATV Safety

The following suggestions are intended to make your ATV ride safe and enjoyable. Your focus on safety should start before you leave home and continue until all the equipment is put away.

All Jamboree trail rides will be led by competent guides who are familiar with the trails to be used and the conditions to be met. There will be enough guides to ensure that everyone takes the right trail at junctions, and to make sure that no one falls behind the group. For your own safety and peace of mind, and that of the entire group, we require that every rider stay with the group and follow the assigned guides. Those who prefer to travel faster than the group and who decide to strike out on their own are generally the ones who have troubles. All Jamboree rides are classified as to the difficulty of the trail and necessary rider skill and experience. 

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Ride Difficulty Definitions:

We DO NOT offer any beginner rides. All reiders are expected to have some experience and to feel at ease on trails. You are solely responsible for rating your own ability.

Intermediate rides generally include some road and ATV trail portions with some steep, rough or challenging trails. A ride may also be intermediate in nature due to its length.

Advanced rides will generally include portions that are steep, rough, and otherwise difficult to maneuver. In some cases, rides are listed as advanced because of the length of the ride.

Please note that Beginner riders who place themselves in an advanced group may become a problem to the entire group.

Everyone MUST wear a helmet and protective gear. Eye protection is recommended because of branches out over the trails. Flying dirt, dust, rocks and insects can get into unprotected eyes. The other safety clothing is for sudden spills that can be caused by ruts, rocks or roots that can throw an ATV and its rider off course and into a spill. This is especially true if a rider is traveling too fast for trail conditions or personal ability. 

Don’t push yourself beyond your limits either in the speed or distance you plan to travel. Exceeding either limit leads to fatigue and loss of control which can cause accidents. The trails are meant for leisurely travel, not for speed. Most ATV accidents can be attributed to excessive speed; traveling too fast for conditions. Accidents may also be caused by excessive dust and limited visibility. 
You can minimize dust and increase your riding safety and enjoyment if you allow 15 to 30 seconds between yourself and the rider ahead of you. Do not be afraid that the group will leave you. Each ride always has a guide up front, and a follow-up person behind whose job it is to always be the last one in the group and make sure no on gets left behind. We suggest this spacing as a critical safety tip.

You should plan to carry plenty of water or other non-alcoholic liquid. Unless you are used to the aridity of the high desert you can lose more body fluids than you realize, leading to dehydration and exhaustion. Do not drink water from steams. Giardia, a water-borne disease, is found in all surface waters and can ruin a good vacation.


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