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I've never taken a course, though when i was much younger i was instructed by a veteran rider.
I guess the biggest things i was taught was to respect the vehicle and its power, understand its handling and center of gravity as best as possible and respect the environment.

I feel if you take your time and get to know the vehicle you're on, you will be just fine. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
 

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I had to take a safty course for riding the trails and racing. It is the law in wisconsin enless you you were born before 1980 I belive. It taught me alot of stuff. The people who ran it really knew what they were doing and broke down the atv's to the bare nuts and bolts for us. It only took like 2 hours a night for 3 nights and it was done.
 

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Honda Mudder said:
I had to take a safty course for riding the trails and racing. It is the law in wisconsin enless you you were born before 1980 I belive. It taught me alot of stuff. The people who ran it really knew what they were doing and broke down the atv's to the bare nuts and bolts for us. It only took like 2 hours a night for 3 nights and it was done.
Hey honda what part of wisconsin are you from?
 

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Training! The ONLY way to be SAFE and Learn the rightway!

Before I even rode my new to me ATV, I took classes.

First was Oregon's on-line training. (req'd if your going to ride off-road in Oregon's public access area's).
I had not even bought a ATV, yet.
Then I took the 'ATV Safety Institute's 'RiderCourse'.
This I paid for myself. It is FREE if you buy a NEW ATV.
The first ride I took on my (twice loved) ATV was class day!
I have ridden dirt bikes and streetbikes for almost 40 years.

If you know of anymore training available Please Post IT!

The more ya know, the Safer ya are!

 
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