ATV / UTV / Side By Side Intermediate Classes
for Corporate and Government Agency Employees
Intermediate riders/drivers have some riding/driving experience (on or off of the job) and are somewhat comfortable with their ability to negotiate certain types of terrain and accomplish basic tasks. However, they have not experienced the variety of training and job situations that are critical for their job safety, effectiveness and efficiency. Their jobs may require them to ride/drive in terrain or climates in which they are unfamiliar or uncomfortable. Intermediate riders/drivers need to become highly aware of their own abilities and the capability of their equipment so they can best serve your needs.
- Do some of your employees feel uneasy when challenged by:
- side hills?
- creek crossings?
- rocky trails?
- deep sand or mud?
- Have they ever been sucked into a wet or dry rut at speed?
- Do they need to know how to simplify log crossings – wet and dry – that are now tricky?
About The Class
To ensure employees can immediately apply everything they are taught in actual riding/driving situations, 75 percent of this class is taught on terrain similar to what employees will be riding/driving.
Click here to learn more about your Senior Instructor, Bill Uhl.
The major topics covered include:
- Riders/Drivers participate in a test of their skill levels. (We need to know what they already know so they receive the maximum benefits from the agency’s investment in the course.) Students will be taught any lower level skills they have not yet mastered.
- Skill development
- Overcoming dangers of cut banks and rocks that stick out of cut banks
- Finding the balance point of the machine
- Turning around in tight quarters
- Right and left turns at greater speed
- When to go slow to go fast
- Side hills (position of ATV/UTV and rider/driver; weight distribution)
- Shifting with and without a clutch – the why’s, when’s and how’s (appropriate for ATVs/UTVs with clutches)
- Additional clutch lever techniques for starting out, creek crossings, uphill riding/driving, log jumping and switchbacks
- Crossing or avoiding rocks – uphill, downhill and on a flat
- Basic switchback – the climbing turn – uphill, downhill, right and left turns
- Water crossings – from creeks to rivers
- Slick, dry, and frosted bridges
- Roots (wet and dry – uphill and downhill)
- Ruts (wet and dry – uphill and downhill)
- Types of soil – what to do as seasons change
- Reading the terrain ahead
- Breaking with more efficiency
- Throttle control
- Speed (riders/drivers identify their comfort zones)
- How to turn around on a hillside
- How to tread lightly
- Field trip into the forest and/or desert — on dirt roads, two-track roads and ATV/UTV trails, as well as cross-country travel when appropriate.
Classes will be tailored to your special needs.
For the cost of your corporate or government custom class, call or e-mail us for a quote. See the Contact Us Now button for directions in the side menu.
You can register your employees for one and two-day classes. Longer classes are also available.