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Off-Highway Vehicle Safety Week is March 23-31

IRVINE, Calif., March 21, 2024 — Spring is here, and for many it’s time to head back to the trails. To ensure you get the most fun out of the new riding season, the ATV Safety Institute, Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association have teamed up with California State Parks to offer free training for ATVs, dirt bikes, and side-by-sides.

“OHV Safety Week is March 23-31 in California, so we want to emphasize the opportunity for people to get free training, whether you want to learn new skills or brush up on your techniques,” said Scott Schloegel, acting President and CEO of ASI, MSF, and ROHVA. “Baseball players use spring training to get back into shape, and so does the off-road community.”

Free training will be available throughout California at 10 locations through 2024. A schedule of classes can be found on the California Outdoor Recreation Foundation’s website: https://outdoorrecreationfoundation.org/index.php/projects/free-safety-training-click-here/18-information/47-free-safety-training-click-here.

“It’s important that everyone in the OHV community understands that they share the responsibility for safety,” said OHMVR Division Chief Callan McLaughlin. “We share our trails with many types of off-road vehicles and people of different skill levels, so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy our public lands.”

Free online eCourses are also available to all riders and drivers in California and worldwide at ATVSafety.org and ROHVA.org. The eCourses introduce off-road enthusiasts to the fundamentals of riding and driving and help them develop safe practices.

“The eCourse and hands-on training can also help you get more out of your ride,” Schloegel said. “Understanding safe habits, learning how to properly prepare for a ride, as well as getting trained on proper body position and techniques can help you stay out on the trails longer, go farther, and have more fun.”

For more information on off-highway motor vehicle recreation in California and state vehicular recreation areas, go to California State Park’s OHV site: https://ohv.parks.ca.gov. To learn more about free online eCourses and hands-on training, visit ATVSafety.org, MSF-USA.org, and ROHVA.org.



The All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute develops rider training programs and promotes the safe and responsible use of ATVs. The ASI works to reduce crashes and injuries resulting from improper ATV use. Formed in 1988, the ASI is a not-for-profit division of the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America. For safety information or to enroll in an ATV RiderCourse nearest you, visit ATVSafety.org or call (800) 887-2887.


The Motorcycle Safety Foundation promotes safety through rider training and education, operator licensing tests, and public information programs. MSF works with the federal government, state agencies, the military, and others to offer training for all skill levels so riders can enjoy a lifetime of safe, responsible motorcycling. Standards established by MSF have been recognized worldwide since 1973. The MSF is a not-for-profit organization endorsed by American Honda Motor Co., Inc.; BMW Motorrad USA; BRP, Inc.; Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc.; Indian Motorcycle; Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.; KTM North America, Inc.; Suzuki Motor USA, LLC; Triumph Motorcycles America; and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. For safety information or to enroll in an MSF Basic RiderCoursenear you, or to learn more about the many other MSF course offerings, visit MSF-USA.org or call (800) 446-9227. Follow @msf__usa to keep up with MSF on XFacebook, and Instagram.

The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association is the not-for-profit national industry association promoting safe and responsible use of ROVs (also called side-by-sides or UTVs). Accredited by the American National Standards Institute, ROHVA develops standards for the equipment, configuration, and performance requirements of ROVs.

Based in Irvine, Calif., ROHVA is sponsored by American Honda Motor Co., Inc.; BRP, Inc.; Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.; Polaris Inc.; Textron Specialized Vehicles; and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. For safety information or to enroll in the ROV Basic DriverCourse nearest you, visit ROHVA.org or call (866) 267-2751.