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Hansen, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV )
The third annual OHV safety fair took place at Magic Mountain this weekend.
The event serves as a way to teach ATV and motorbike classes to the public.
Six classes were offered throughout the two day event to students four years old and up.
Each class lasted 3 hours.
Attendees learned a number of different things, including proper handling and shifting, rules of the road, and weight distribution.
The event is sponsored by the Twin Falls Sheriff's Office and Safe Kids Magic Valley, in conjunction with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
Teachers explain the importance of learning OTV safety.
OHV education coordinator Rich Gummersall, “we practice a number of different turns, sharp turns quick turns, we cross obstacles then we actually put it all into practice when we go on the trail ride.”
Lieutenant Daron Brown of the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office explains, “the key to being safe especially at a young age is education. They have to learn what to do, how to ride. They have to learn the rules of the road and laws to follow."
Event organizers say this is the biggest event yet, with more than 75 participants Saturday and Sunday.
If you missed out on the safety fair, there are still opportunities to get involved.
For more information on the full course schedule, visit www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.