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ATV-SxS Safety Rider Course

Get certified to get out and ride!

Note: This event has already passed.

The ATV-Side by Side (SxS) Rider Course is exciting and fun! Whatever your experience, you'll come away as a better rider.

The ATV Safety Institute's Course promotes the safe and responsible use of ATVs, thereby reducing accidents and injuries that may result from improper operation by the rider.

This Hands-On Course is required to rent an ATV-SxS with Outdoor Recreation. The course takes approximately 4 hours. 

  • Participants must drive their own vehicles to and from the site.
    • Meeting point: Outdoor Recreation, Bldg. 627
    • When: Selected Wednesdays at 5 p.m. (Weather Permitted)
      • Additional dates are available upon request. Please call +1(907)873-4600 for details.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • The use of your own helmet is encouraged.


  • Remember your Mask
    • Meeting Point - Outdoor Recreation Center
      • We require the use of a Mask or Cloth Face-Covering in ALL Family and MWR facilities.
    •  During the Hands-On Course
      • Wear a mask or cloth face-covering when you are not able to keep 6 feet of social distancing. 
  • Side by Side (SxS) E-Course

    • Patrons interested in participating in the SxS Safety Rider Course must complete the E-Course in advance and provide the ODR Instructor with the certificate.

    • To access the Safety E-Course, please visit
  • Proper Equipment and Clothing
    • ATV riding requires protection for head, eyes, hands, and feet, flying debris, or contact with foliage.
      • Quality motorcycle helmet, eye protection, boots, gloves, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket are required.
      • Tennis shoes are not allowed. 

$15 per person

Registration Information

Must register in advance, spaces are limited.

  • ATV: Max 8
  • Side by Side: Max 6

Registration is accepted over the phone. Please call Outdoor Recreation at +1 (907)873-4058. Payment is due at the time of registration.