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Ride around obstacles when you can. Sometimes, however, the obstacles are small enough to ride over safely.

ATV crossing over logs as seen from above

Practice this skill by riding over a series of logs, one at a time.

  • Find three logs about four to six feet long, no more than 10 inches in diameter.
  • Place the logs 35 feet apart and at various angles.
  • Begin at least 25 feet from the first log, and accelerate to second gear.
  • As you approach the log:
    • Keep the front tires at a 90-degree angle to the log.
    • On an ATV or OHM:
      • Stand up, keeping your knees and elbows flexible and bent.
      • Lean forward slightly.
  • As the front tires touch the log:
    • Apply a small burst of throttle to keep your momentum.
    • On an ATV or OHM, lean forward further as the rear tires go over the log to prevent being hit by the seat or the rear of the vehicle.
  • Keep your head up, and prepare to go over the next log.