About the Study Guide

You are looking at a preview of what’s in the timed Massachusetts Offroad Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Massachusetts OHV Safety Education Certificate.

Learn More Register for the Course

  • Keep your hips over or slightly in front of the footpegs. Lean your upper body forward.
  • Press your feet down and back into the footpegs, which will help you counter the force pushing you rearward.
  • Practice shifting until you can coordinate the throttle, clutch, and shifter into one smooth, quick motion.
  • Run through acceleration drills to improve your control skills.
    1. Accelerate hard until you reach third gear.
    2. Stop accelerating.
    3. Apply the brakes.
    4. Come to a complete stop.
    5. Repeat steps 1-4. As your skills improve, you will notice the following.
      • Step 3 comes closer to Step 2 until they occur at the same time.
      • Step 4 occurs much closer to Step 3.
OHM parts: shifter and clutch lever