Monday, April 12, 2010

Youth-oriented ATV Training Offered at Little Sahara Recreation Area on April 17

Fillmore, Utah—On Saturday, April 17, 2010, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah and Utah State Parks will team up to offer ATV training at the Little Sahara Recreation Area (LSRA) in Juab County. Annually, LSRA provides more than 200,000 visitors with both outstanding recreational opportunities and numerous off-highway vehicle riding opportunities.

Responsible, in-control off-highway vehicle use helps ensure that all LSRA visitors enjoy their time spent at the dunes. BLM Utah and Utah State Parks are promoting safe riding by providing free, youth-oriented training specifically designed to educate young riders. Training sessions will teach proper handling and shifting, riding within one’s ability, weight distribution, and responsible and ethical riding.

Space is limited to only 15 participants per session, and early registration is strongly recommended. On Saturday, April 17, 2010, four two-hour, age-specific sessions will be offered at the following times:

8:00 a.m., ages 8-15
10:00 a.m., ages 8-15
1:00 p.m., ages 8-15
3:00 p.m., ages 16 and up

Prior to signing up for this training, all participants must complete the “Youth ATV/Motorcycle Education” online certification course at .

After completing the online certification course, participants can pre-register for the April 17th training by calling the Little Sahara Visitor’s Center at (435) 433-5960, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Thursday through Monday. Registration will continue on a first-come-first-served basis until all available spots are filled.

In order to take part in the training, participants must have the following items with them:

--Own ATV

--All required safety and riding gear (including helmet, goggles, gloves, long-sleeved shirt and long pants and appropriate footwear)

--Water, food and snacks

--Please note that children under 16 must have completed, signed parental waivers. Before registration can be confirmed, all participants must fax their online ATV certificates and (if required) completed waivers to the Little Sahara Recreation Area Visitors Center at (435) 433-5962. All materials must be received by Thursday, April 15, 2010, at 3:00 p.m.

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