About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Texas 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.

If you lose all forward momentum while climbing a hill:

  • Keep your weight forward. Apply the brakes. Do not let the ATV roll backward.
  • Set the parking brake while keeping your weight forward.
  • Dismount on the uphill side of the ATV.
  • Shift the ATV into neutral, and turn off the engine.
  • Hold the front brake, and disengage the parking brake.
  • Turn the handlebars sharply toward the middle of the hill.
  • Slowly release the front brake until the ATV is parallel with the side of the hill.
  • Set the parking brake, and start the engine.
  • Mount the ATV from the uphill side, keeping your weight uphill.
  • Point the front wheels downhill, and disengage the parking brake.
  • Slowly ride downhill, shifting your weight to the rear of the ATV.