There’s no way to eliminate every potential hazard when it comes to ATVing, but there are plenty of steps to take to ensure you don’t end up upside down and pinned under your machine. A Quadbar could help with that. Or perhaps you’re wondering how to navigate a trail occupied by horseback riders. We’ve got you covered there too.
Take a look at our extensive list and keep yourself out of harm’s way.
What are some essential pieces of safety gear?
What gear do you need to have a safe ride? — Photo courtesy butkovicdub/Morguefile
Even though “all the gear all the time” means different things to different people, everybody can make great safety choices that lead to enjoyable trail rides.
The Quadbar prevents death and serious injuries due to ATV rollovers
David Sullivan believes ATVs should be equipped with Crush Protection Devices (CPD) like the Quadbar. — Photo courtesy David Sullivan
David Sullivan, president of Quadbar Industries in Kelowna, B.C., has made it his mission to protect fellow ATVers.
ATVers can do their part in preventing new forest fires from starting by keeping the following things in mind
According to the BC Wildfire Service during the last 10-year average—taken from 2011 to 2020—on average, 42% of wildfires are human-caused and 58% are lightning-caused. — Gilitukha/iStock/Thinkstock photo
ATVers need to be extra careful where they ride when wildfires are a threat.
GenTent manufactures tents that fit 2,000 different generators
Protecting your generator investment from moisture is critical. — Photo courtesy GenTent
You hauled your generator into the backcountry because you need it, so now cover it so it will work.
Prepare yourself for the worst of winter or use the offseason to prep your machine for spring riding
Winter is the perfect time to prepare your machine, safety gear and emergency supplies so when spring rolls around, you’re ready to hit the trails. — Photo courtesy Clint Ingham
Decide what’s right for your ride this winter, from emergency supplies to survival gear to navigational aids and communications devices.
Like north and south, ATVs and horses are polar opposites.
In Western Canada, ATVers and horseback riders share many of the same trails. — Duke Armleder photo
Common sense, communication and courtesy can go a long way in making the encounter between ATVers and horseback riders safe and positive.
Are the safety warning labels on ATVs for real?
Matthew Lohrer riding in Creston, B.C. — Susan Lohrer photo
ATV safety is about more than just using appropriate safety gear. It’s also about making smart riding choices.
The Camping and RVing BC Coalition has gathered some new safety tips and travel advice about wildfires and safety
The heat from the exhaust systems of ATVs can sometimes cause wildfires, especially when idling near tall grass. — Photo courtesy Country105/Global News
By being aware, working together and caring for the forested backyard we love—we can reduce human caused fires.
Simple. Effective. And it could save your life
A rollover test of the Quadbar, showing the life-saving space underneath the ATV. — Photo courtesy of Quadbar Industries Australia
The Quadbar crush protection device is designed to prevent injuries or deaths due to ATV rollover accidents.
Educate yourself about safe ATV operation
ATVs are fun—take the training and keep yourself, your crew and the places you ride safe.