About the Study Guide

You are looking at the West Virginia 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.

Sign for routes permitting OHV travel
  • Ride only where permitted.
  • Be considerate of others on the trail, and keep to the right.
  • Always yield to uphill traffic. Such riders may have trouble starting after stopping.
  • Announce your intention before passing.
  • Slow down when someone is passing you.
  • If you meet bikers, horses, and hikers coming from the opposite direction, slow down, pull over, and yield the right-of-way.
  • If you stop to talk to other trail users, be courteous and remove your helmet. A helmet masks your features and can be intimidating.
  • Be safe and considerate when you stop along the trail. Never stop side-by-side, in the middle of the trail, at the crest of a hill, or around a corner on the trail. Also never block an intersection. Remember to shut off your engine.
  • Leave gates as you find them.
  • Report downed trees and trail maintenance needs to land managers.
  • Report illegal riding.
  • Carry out what you carry in.