About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Nevada Offroad Rider’s Ed Study Guide. At the present time, you cannot obtain off-road education certification from Offroad Ed. However, you can use this Study Guide as a resource to learn more about off-road safety.

Check your owner’s manual for the correct method recommended for your model.

Drag the Rear: You may be able to drag the rear of a very light ATV.

  • Staying on the uphill side at all times, lift the rear and drag it uphill until the ATV is pointed downhill.
  • When you mount to ride, be sure to do so from the uphill side.

K-Turns: Alternatively, use the ATV’s own weight to perform a K-turn.

  • Set the parking brake.
  • Stand on the uphill side of the ATV.
  • While still standing, shift into neutral.
  • Turn the handlebars sharply to the left.
  • Hold the brake (use the front brake, if you have one), and release the parking brake.
  • Slowly release the brake so that the ATV rolls backward and turns to the side. Let it roll until it points slightly downhill.
  • Set the parking brake.
  • Mount from the uphill side, and stay on the uphill side so that you can dismount quickly if necessary. Start the engine, release the parking brake, and ride down the hill.
Diagram of a K-Turn