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Why ATVs Are Great to Ride in the Summer

Jun 10, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Cam

ATV Trails and Riding: My reasons why ATVs are made for summer

It’s summertime, and that means summer riding! It’s the perfect time of the year to go out and experience some adventure, and it’s an even better time to try your hand at different styles of riding.


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What do I think is worth adventuring on? ATVs! ATV tires and durability allow you to explore areas that your traditional motorcycle can’t handle, and it’s a totally different experience. That doesn’t mean you have to swear loyalty to an ATV, either, it’s just a great chance to jump on one and experience just a little more of the unknown.

Here’s what makes ATVs in the summer such a blast:

 

 Finding new, adventurous paths in nature: 

atv adventure

 

If you live in a generally picturesque area, riding an ATV makes this a ton of fun. And even if you’re not in an area you would consider traditionally beautiful, there are always a variety of surprising spots you can find. An ATV allows you to go off-road, and it’s much easier to adjust and adapt to that an off-road bike. If you live in a particularly rocky area, ATVs are professionals at getting over those problematic paths.

Since the weather will be so fantastic (unless you’re an insanely hot area-sorry Arizona), you’ll be able to get a different view of your surrounding area. Maybe even a view you’ve never experienced because you’ve never really been able to off-road. Whatever the reasoning, ATVs are made for adventure and experience.

 

They're awesome on camping trips:

It doesn’t matter if you prefer the nitty gritty style of camping, or you prefer to rent out a small cabin because it doesn’t change the fun that ATVs bring. When you go camping with family or friends, having an ATV along for the ride is always an excellent idea.

They can hold and carry more than a traditional motorcycle, and sure as heck of a lot more than an off-road bike. They’re great for lugging things around, won’t sink into muddy patches quickly, and are a great experience for everyone involved. While it depends on the ATV you have, most can handle more than one rider, which is great if you have a younger member of the family that can’t ride but still wants to be involved. I’ll just say an ATV makes those that don’t really enjoy camping a much bigger fan, once they get a ride.

 

It opens the door to even more lifelong friendships:

atv with friends

It doesn’t take any convincing to tell a rider what kind of friendships a set of wheels can create. And while you might love your motorcycle buddies, there’s always enough room in your life for new people. That’s especially true if you enjoy any kind of activity that gets your adrenaline pumping and gets you out there. The big difference between you motorcycle friends and potential ATV friends? One rides the road, and one doesn’t need or want one.

Whether Polaris, Yamaha, or a Honda ATV, these are becoming increasingly more popular, and that means establishing a group of friends to adventure with is getting easier or easier. It’s easy to bond with people when you’re all riding through muddy areas and trying not to spin out, or riding alongside a lake. It has its own, unique culture to get involved in. And with summer here and moods lifted, everyone’s out to find some new riding buddies.

 

It's an awesome outlet for stress relief:

As I have previously mentioned before, 3-month long summer breaks are no longer the norms in our life. And while summer does bring a certain air of excitement, the everyday grind is still there, sometimes breathing down our necks. It can be even more frustrating when you get to see your kids having a blast during summer vacation, and you can’t join in because life must go on.

While your motorcycle can be a great stress reliever, any experience that gives you a sense of escape will help you achieve that. ATVs give you the ability to really remove yourself from everything else, and take things off-road. You’ll earn some silence that you may not have been able to experience in a long time, or get  time to ponder over things. The weather will be great, and sometimes it just takes removing yourself to decompress a little bit. And ATVs are great for helping you get there.

 

As much as it hurts to say, it's a good exercise:

atv in the woods

I know, I know, I don’t want to be “that” person. But just hear me out. The summer months are proven to see an increase in eating and lounging habits. That’s to say that summer can be a difficult time to get out and get some physical exercise in. The surprising things about ATVs are that they can easily exhaust you, especially if you’re riding them on rough and difficult terrains.

You need to have a lot of control over the vehicle, which usually involves you testing the limits on things like your arm strength. The best part is that you don’t even know you’re exerting anything physical, and those are honestly the best activities.

You don’t have to give up your bike. I know you love it, and it knows you love it, too. But summer is a time for exploration and new experiences, and riding an ATV should really be one of those things! You might be surprised by how much fun you have, and hey, any extra adrenaline addition in your life is always welcome, right?

 


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Cam

Written by Cam

I'm new to riding, and I'm here to tell everyone about it! Follow my articles on advice for new motorcycle riders and overviews of some of the most popular motorcycles on the road.

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