How to Recreate Responsibly
Know Before You Go
Learn and follow all of your local riding area laws and regulations including sound levels, safety gear requirements, age limits and safety course recommendations and requirements.
Plan And Prepare
Follow your vehicle manufacturer’s maintenance schedule and regularly check for any fluid leaks or problems that might affect the environment or your vehicle’s performance.
Use up-to-date local trail maps to ensure you only ride in permitted areas and on designated open trails.
Build An Inclusive Outdoors
Be an active part of making the outdoors safe and welcoming for all identities and abilities.
Watch out for, and be considerate of, others in the immediate or surrounding areas including private property owners, hunters, hikers, campers, horseback riders, and other off-road vehicle riders, and many more.
Leave No Trace
Inspect and clean your vehicle before moving to a new location to remove seeds, weeds, and other vegetation. Prevent the transfer of non-native invasive species.
Make it Better
Set a positive example, especially when riding with younger or less experienced riders, and always leave your riding area in better shape than when you found it.
Care for Wildlife
Be aware of animal habitats including streams, food sources and nesting areas, and stay off sensitive terrain. Never chase animals or shoot a firearm from your vehicle.
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Understanding outdoor off-roading...
Does the activity take place in, on or around water?
when “in” water
swimming, paddleboarding, rope-swings etc.
when “on” water
rafting, kayaking, human & motor-powered boating/fishing
when “around” water
Shoreline and other activities near water: hiking, climbing, picnicking
Check out these resources to help keep ourselves, others, and our waters safe!
Learning to swim is the #1 water safety recommendation
Outdoor Afro's Swimmership applications are open till May 15th
Learn about TankProof's mission of helping everyone swim
Whitewater can be the most unpredictable and yet most heavily utilized waters
Check out these safety and #RecreateResponsibly resources from American Whitewater