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Course Outline

Climbing hills is part of the fun of riding an ORV. (Note: Before attempting this exercise, review “Riding Uphill” and “Riding Downhill” so that you’ll know what to do if the ORV starts to stall or tip over.)

  • Before starting the climb, shift into a lower gear and increase your speed.
  • During the climb:
    • Increase the throttle steadily to keep your forward momentum.
    • Slide forward on the seat, or stand and lean forward.
  • When you’re ready for the U-turn:
    • Turn to the left, and lean to the uphill side of the turn.
    • Continue turning in an arc until you’re headed down the hill.
    • As you come out of the turn, slide back on the seat. It’s important to slide as smoothly as possible.
  • Shift into a lower gear, and use the brakes to slow down.
  • Repeat the exercise, making the U-turn in the opposite direction.
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