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ATV PowerSports Weekend 2

ATV PowerSports Weekend 2
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10/13/2020 11:55 PM
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Let’s ride! Explore back country trails at Cherokee Scout Reservation after you complete the ATV Safety Institute RiderCourse on our ATV Field. Suitable for any level of rider, you will learn the basics of riding safely while respecting the environment. The course builds fundamentals and ends with a fun and scenic trail ride through the back country of camp!

Sign up now for these Saturday ATV offerings:

  • Saturday, September 19, 2020
  • Saturday, October 17, 2020
  • Saturday, November 14, 2020
       Classes begin at 9am and finish by 4pm

Who can participate? Scouts 14 and up & Registered adult leaders

Class Size? Maximum of 8, minimum of 4

Are there weight limits?

  • Maximum weight for 14-15 year old participants is 180 pounds. (Manufacturer specified)
  • Maximum weight for 16 year old and older participants is 215 pounds. (Manufacturer specified)

Can I bring my own ATV? No.

Is safety gear provided? We provide helmets, goggles, and gloves. You need to bring long pants, long sleeves, and boots/shoes that cover the ankles.

Can I bring my own helmet, goggles, or gloves? Yes. Helmets must have the DOT approved markings. You are responsible for personal items at all times.

Are there any prerequisites? E-Course completion prior to arrival. To complete the E-course, Scouts need to access, then scroll to the bottom and create a new account. From there, they will be able to log-in and start the course. Bring the completion certificate with you and we will collect them at check in.

What does it cost? The fee is $50 per participant.


What do we teach?

We teach the ATV RiderCourse program developed by the ATV Safety Institute. The ATV RiderCourse is two parts, a 2-hour online E-Course (must be completed at home prior to arrival) and a hands-on, S-Course conducted by licensed ATV Safety Institute Instructors. The E-Course develops safety knowledge and awareness through interactive activities and video. The course covers protective gear (like DOT-compliant ATV helmets), environmental concerns, riding strategies, and local laws and is a prerequisite for the hands-on S-Course. The S-Course offers students an opportunity to practice basic riding skills in a controlled environment under the supervision of a licensed Instructor.

Students practice basic safety techniques with hands-on exercises covering starting and stopping, turning (both gradual and quick), negotiating hills, emergency stopping and swerving, and riding over obstacles. Particular emphasis is placed on the safety implications relating to each lesson.

Who teaches the course?

  • The ATV RiderCourse is taught only by Instructors who are licensed by the ATV Safety Institute. All ATV Safety Institute Instructors must complete a comprehensive training program and meet specific requirements to become licensed. Cherokee Scout Reservation has 4 licensed instructors.

What will I receive after completing the course?

​Upon completion of the RiderCourse, Scouts will receive a patch, certificate, and pocket card.

What kind of ATV will I be riding?

  • Participants under 16 years old will ride our new Yamaha Raptor 90 ATVs. *
  • Participants 16 years and older will ride our new Polaris Phoenix 200 ATVs.**

* NC State Law requires young people ages 14 and 15 to ride an ATV with a 90cc engine or smaller.

** NC State Law allows young people age 16 and older to ride an ATV with an engine larger than 90cc.​


What do I have to bring?

Important! Failure to bring these items will result in not being able to participate.

Paperwork (Download paperwork at

Clothing Required: Long pants, Long Sleeves, Boots/shoes that cover the ankles. Hiking boots work fine.

Lunch/Drinks: Bring a picnic lunch and a water bottle

$50.00 per Participant

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