Summer Tips for ATV Riding from S&H Farm Supply

Summer Tips for ATV Riding from S&H Farm Supply

Posted by Caleb Werhman on 28 April 2016 | Comments

Rider on atv from SH Farm Supply

Keep it fun in the sun. Ride safe with these tips from S&H Farm Supply.

Summertime is full of fun for all ages. From time by the pool to doing a little off-road ATV riding, the summer months have a lot to offer. When it comes to riding ATVs, though, there are a few things that riders should be aware of and safety precautions should be taken to ensure safe and fun rides for everyone involved. S&H Farm Supply wants ATV riders of all ages to have fun while riding this summer, but safety is always paramount, so we have compiled a short list of summer riding tips for you!

Riders should always wear a helmet.

Every year, riders are seriously injured, or even killed, simply because they chose not to wear a helmet. Helmets are designed to protect the head and the neck from deadly impacts in every direction. It’s much cooler to wear a helmet and arrive alive after every ride, than to forego the helmet and never ride again due to serious injury or death. At S&H Farm Supply, we have several stylish helmet designs to choose from for every age. Protecting your head never looked so cool!

Self-protection doesn’t stop at wearing a helmet.

Ticks, snakes, scorpions and other pests can pose a significant danger to riders. Wearing jeans and close-toed shoes is almost as important as wearing a helmet. If you are wearing shorts and sandals, ticks and chiggers have easy access to skin and can latch on in a matter of just a few seconds. Sandals do not offer any protection against ground-dwelling, dangerous critters, like snakes and scorpions. Snakes can attack from anywhere before you even see them, and before you know it, you’ve found yourself in a hospital bed. S&H Farm Supply is no stranger to hot summer days and the need for shorts to combat the heat, but wearing shorts while doing a little off-roading is asking for trouble.

Riding ATVs alone is never a good idea.

Instead, ride with at least one other person who can call for help should you crash or find yourself in a bit of a pickle. Imagine you are riding alone and you get knocked out by a low hanging branch. Who will call for help? Who knows where you are? No one. Always plan to ride with at least one other rider. Likewise, it is extremely beneficial to be aware of your surroundings. Know what trails and water crossings are safe for travel and which to avoid. Be aware of where you are and how much fuel you have – don’t get caught miles away with a dwindling fuel supply. Always be aware of the environment and go with your gut. When in doubt, turn around and head for an area that you’re more familiar with.

S&H Farm Supply wants you to enjoy your summertime rides, but above all else, we want you to be safe. Follow these few tips and you’re sure to have an enjoyable and safe ride. Safe fun makes for good fun. Dangerous fun makes for disaster.