The Ohio Motorized Trail Association (OMTA) takes safety seriously.  Training is not just for the whimps and there is a lot more to riding an OHV well than simply knowing how to make it go.

We also know that if you know how to ride, doesn’t mean your kids (or spouse) will take any explanation of how ride from you.  The best answer is safety training from coaches who not only are trained regarding how to communicate the body movements that make riders better, but they are not members of your own family and thus are experts.

The national training centers make it easy.

For ATV Training, check out the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute (ASI).  The best part of this training is that if you buy a new ATV from a dealer, you probably got a coupon for free training to go with it.  Some manufacturers give you money for accessories when you take that training.


For dirt bike training, check out the Motorcycle Safety Foundations (MSF) Dirtbike School.  They have riding tips posted as well.


The new Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs also known as side-by-sides) also have an organization specific to those types of machines called the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA).  This group has an e-training course and just began their hands on training program last year.