Sharing Trails

From Erin Proctor, OHV Program Manager, Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Do your part to increase safety and improve trail satisfaction for all trail enthusiasts on multiple-use trails. Many of Montana’s trails are open to and shared by equestrians, OHV riders, bicycle riders, runners, hikers and more.  Trail sharing can and does work when people respect each other and work cooperatively to keep each other safe. Follow these basic rules to help ensure that meeting on the trail will be a safe and enjoyable experience:

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Official Montana OHV/ORV Safety Course Online

Approved Course to Complete Your Online OHV/ORV Safety Education

Offroad Ed, in Cooperation with Montana State Parks OHV Program

What to expect from this online off-road education program. Live-action, high-definition videos. Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up-to-date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe off-roading practices.

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Montana’s Off Highway Vehicle Safety Education Program

Montana’s Off Highway Vehicle safety education program is coordinated by the Parks Division of Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Online Safety Courses

Montana Off-Highway Vehicle Safety Courses are available online from Fresh Air Educators or the ATV Safety Institute. You may work at your own pace, and save and restart the course at anytime. At the completion of each chapter, you will take a quiz. At the end of the online course, you will take a final exam. When you pass the off highway vehicle safety certification exam, you will be able to print a temporary off highway vehicle safety certificate, and your permanent card will be mailed to you within a few weeks. There is a modest cost for the course, but the certificate has no expiration date, so this is a one-time fee.

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Montana Public Schools Off Highway Vehicle Ethics Education Program

by Jim Dochnahl, Educator

2016 marked the tenth full school year of the Montana Trail Vehicle Riders Association’s (MTVRA) in schools OHV ethics education program. Jim Dochnahl, an experienced educator, served as the trainer. What a great year for this program! The total number of kids reached was 9802 which is the most ever for the life of the Program.

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Utah’s Safety Ed Trailer Sparks Interest Everywhere It Goes...And It Goes Everywhere

Utah Safety Ed Trailer.

By Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

Some of the best places to promote safe, responsible motorized recreation are at non-motorized outdoor events.

Last month, for example, Jason West set up Utah’s safety education trailer at the annual Paddlefest at Red Fleet State Park. Hundreds of people who came to paddle canoes, kayaks and paddleboards stopped by to visit. “We had over 500 visitors at the trailer, and over 2500 participants at the entire event,” said West, Outdoor Recreation Planner with the Vernal Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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