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WFTR 146 - ATV Rider

The ATV Rider course is a program to teach ATV riders the principles and behaviors of safer and more responsible ATV riding. The course consists of both discussion lessons and riding lessons. The discussion lessons provide discovery and discussion of the principles and practices of riding an ATV. The riding lessons provide riders hands-on practice of riding exercises under the supervision of a licensed instructor.


Hours: 7 (Lecture Hours: 1; Field Experience Hours: 6)


Total Weeks: 1





Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
Covered in this course are the following topics:
- Introduction to the ATV Rider course
- Pre-Ride Inspection
- Range Signals, Rules, and Warm-up Exercises
- Controls
- Starting and Stopping the ATV Engine
- Starting Out and Shifting Gears
- Braking
- Riding Strategies
- Turning
- Riding Circles and Figure 8
- Sharp Turns
- Quicker Turns
- Quick Stops - Straight Line and Turns
- Emergency Stop/Swerve
- Riding Over Obstacles
- Safe Riding Practices, Environmental Concerns
- U-Turns
- K-Turns
- Traversing Hills
- Trail Ride

- Wrap-up & Review


Learning Outcomes:

This course provides hands-on training, with emphasis on the safety implications relating to each lesson. Students will learn basic techniques for riding an all-terrain vehicle responsibly. Including starting and stopping, quick turns, hill riding, emergency stopping and swerving, and riding obstacles; as well as, specific requirements for classes attended by children under the age of 16.


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: Pass - evaluated by the instructor


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Text Books:
Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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