Local Groups Teaming Up to Offer Youth ATV 101 Program to Teach Safety and Other ATV Skills to Area Youth


JASPER -- Do you want your kids to understand basic handling skills of an all terrain vehicle (ATV)? Do you want them to know how to operate an ATV safely? Then join us for the ATV 101 Experience. 

Purdue Extension with Dubois County 4-H Program is hosting this event designed to better prepare our youth for handling all-terrain vehicles. 

This exciting opportunity will take place on Sunday, March 7 and Sunday, March 14 from 1-4 pm at Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds. 

Participants must attend both days. Don’t have an ATV? No problem! Participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge through classroom style learning and those who have an ATV will gain hands on learning to operate an ATV in a controlled environment. The youth will learn controls, riding techniques and the proper way to manage different terrain. 

ATV 101 Experience will increase rider’s safety awareness and skills, and help identify rider’s abilities and ATV’s capabilities. 

Any youth in grades 3-12 is welcome to participate. If participating in the hands-on portion, the youth will need to provide their own ATV that fits them. No ATVs will be provided. 

The cost is FREE for current 4-H members (4-H Members that are enrolled and paid) and $15 for all non 4-H members (1 year 4-H membership is included). 

All participants MUST register in advance. You can register by contacting the Purdue Extension Office by phone (812-482-1782) or email [email protected] Limited space is available, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible. 

The deadline to register is March 1st by 4:00 pm. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Purdue Extension office at: Purdue Extension-Dubois County 1482 Executive Blvd., Suite A Jasper, IN 47546 Phone: (812) 482-1782