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Sheriff's deputies offering OHV classes

April 15, 2022

Spring is here and so is the opportunity to start getting the motorcycles and ATVs out! If you do not yet have your drivers license, there is still a way for you to legally ride on forest service roads. Sheriff’s deputies will offer an OHV (off highway vehicle) course to riders allowing them to be issued a permit from Idaho Parks and Recreation, meeting the requirements to ride on forest service roads without a driver’s license.

For many years, youth had to travel all the way to Coeur d’Alene to find a course, but Sheriff David Kramer and several of the deputies trained to becaoe instructors, allowing them to offer the course in Boundary County.

The training includes safety checks of the OHVs, proper riding gear and safety concerns when riding, along with respecting others who share the trails such as horseback riders, mountain bike riders and hikers and teaches riding skills on a cone course, crossing over obstacles and turning around on hills and ends with a final ride that incorporates all the skills learned.

The Sheriff’s Office will offer an opportunity for taking this course if there is enough interest among young riders. If you have children between the ages of 9-16 who would like to take the course, please contact Amanda at the Sheriff’s Office, (208) 267-3151 extension 217, to be included on the list for the next course.

Riders need to provide their own OHV, motorcycle or ATV, to ride and must also have appropriate riding gear, which includes a helmet, boots, long sleeve shirt or jacket, gloves and goggles or face shield.

The tentative date will be on a Friday from about 9-noon near the end of May.

Questions or Comments? Send us an email!

Mike Weland, Publisher

6931 Main St.
P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(208) 295-1016

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