Sure, Las Vegas is a great place to party, but don’t let the casinos and the nightlife make you forget about the natural beauty that can be found in the surrounding area. Within just a few miles away from Sunset Strip, you’ll find national parks, sand dunes, and many other outdoor wonders. ATV rides in Las Vegas offer you a perfect way to explore them all.
The Magic of ATVs
Do you remember how magical riding your bicycle used to feel before you got your driver’s license? All-terrain vehicles can help you rekindle some of that magic. Sure, they run on a motor, but the amount of control you have over your ATV and the absence of a passenger cabinet let you viscerally experience those wooded trails, those gravel roads, and mud are highly reminiscent of riding a bicycle.
If you’ve never ridden an ATV before, it’s natural to feel intimidated. One of the important things to know is that the machine you pick should be one that’s appropriate for your body type. Choose an ATV that’s too large, and you may not be able to maneuver it easily. Pick one that’s too small, and it may strain under your weight. It’s worth your time to familiarize yourself with all the buttons and switches, especially where the power button and emergency shut-off switch are located.
Necessary ATV Gear
As with a bicycle or a motorcycle, it’s important to wear a helmet when riding a quad for the first time. ATV speeds vary according to the engine’s horsepower, the diameter of the tires, and the ratio of the gears. An ATV with a five-speed transmission may top out at over 30 miles an hour. Your arms and legs will also need protection against scratches and abrasions from a fall, so it’s advisable to wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. A good pair of gloves will protect your hands from becoming sensitized to the vibrations of your handlebars.