Question: “What if I have passengers? Do we need everyone to fill out an application?”
Answer: “Yes, each participant needs to fill out and sign a Registration Form. A non-rider can be included on the same registration form as the driver.”
Question: “Will the UTV’s need to be “street legal” for the Fun Run“
Answer: “No but you must follow Arizona State Laws and have OHV decals”
Be sure to have your license, registration and OHV decal available at all times. If you do not have your OHV decals, you can purchase online at AZStateParks.com or any MVD
Question: “We are new UTV owners/riders, would we enjoy participating in this event?”
Answer: Of course! Safety first – don’t ride beyond your comfort level. More importantly you will make lifelong friends and want to return annually. No person is left behind, there will be a leader and someone following to make sure everyone gets back safe.
Question: “Are sport quads welcome to ride this event?”
Answer: Yes, but they need to meet the legal requirements to ride in the forest; such as a forest-approved spark arrestor. This goes for all ATVs, not just the sport quad riders.
Question: “Are helmets required?”
Answer: Not for side by sides, but yes for quads and dirt bikes. Although we highly recommend it even in your side by side for your safety, we follow the State of Arizona laws. https://azstateparks.com/ohv-laws-regulations
Anyone under the age of 18 MUST have helmet even in the UTVs
Kids and OHVs
Supervise children under 16 years of age. One of the first questions you should ask is whether your child is old enough, big enough and mature enough to handle an off-highway vehicle. Certainly, you know your child better than anyone, but evaluate them as objectively as you can…their safety is at stake. Download the pamphlet “Parents, Youngsters and All-Terrain Vehicles” at www.atvsafety.org to help you evaluate:
- Physical development.
- Visual perception/motor development.
- Social/emotional development.
- Reasoning and decision-making ability.
Ride the Proper Size OHV. Children should NEVER ride OHVs designed for adults. There are size and age appropriate OHVs designed for children, and they are intended for one operator with no passenger. Always follow manufacturer minimum age recommendations, and make sure your kids only ride with the appropriate safety equipment. Parents are responsible for their children’s safety!
Required Protective Gear
Helmet: A helmet is the most important piece of equipment you can wear. A minimum DOT-safety rated motorcycle helmet is required for all operators and passengers of all OHVs who are under 18 years of age and strongly recommended for ALL OHV operators and passengers. DOT-rated helmets offer the only protection against head injuries in the event of an accident and also protect against discomfort from windblast, cold, noise, vegetation and flying objects. Eye Protection: Motorcycle goggles or a fullface shield must be worn to protect against eye injuries from flying debris. They reduce dust which irritates the eyes and impairs vision. Get high-quality lenses, clear or tinted. (We recommend wearing long pants, long sleeve shirts, goggles, boots that protect the ankles & gloves).
Question: “Can dirt bikes, golf carts, Polaris Rangers or Kawasaki Mules, Etc. ride the trails during the event?”
Answer: “You bet, all are welcome just make sure your legal”. Dirt bikes might not enjoy the rides as much while being held back on the trails when participants are stopping to view scenic overlooks, etc.
Question: “Can I ride my UTV/ATV in town?”
Answer: Yes, please be aware that you will be able to ride your UTV/ATV around town. That means that during the event you can do your grocery shopping on your UTV, you can ride to the restaurants on your UTV, fill up your UTV at the gas stations, and just explore the towns on your UTV. But you must be street legal to ride on the Hwy and streets.
Question: “My question is not listed here. Who should I ask?”
Answer: Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call/Text 623-363-9665.