Whether this is the millionth time you’re putting your gear in place to enjoy quad biking or your first, following are some of the fundamental safety guidelines that must be followed by the expert and novice alike.
Since it has four wheels just like any other car, many are coaxed to believe that driving it is going to be a lot similar to driving a car. But it is quite different and with the right training and experience you will understand how.
When you sign up for a quad bike safari, many of these guidelines and tips will be covered in the pre-ride session in which our trainers will educate you about quad biking.
They may seem obvious to some of you but they are nevertheless important and should be followed to prevent any kind of accident at the quad biking venue.
Wear the entire gear
Safety gear is extremely important when it comes to any adventure sport and quad biking is not an exception.
One aspect in which a quad bike is drastically different from a car is the absence of seat belts. Being reckless in the ride can lead to you flipping over and it is definitely not something you would wish happens.
A gear you must definitely wear is the helmet as it can help to prevent serious head injuries. To ensure maximum protection, snug fitting of helmet is important.
It should be securely fastened and comfortable before you enter the quad biking venue. Some other important gears that should be worn to remain safe are as given below.
Due to the extreme movement of the quad bike it is possible that your feet may slip off from the footrests. This makes it necessary to have minimum protective footwear.
We provide a pair of boots that extend over the ankles and have low wheels so as to offer maximum protection. These types of boots greatly diminish the chances of slipping.
Clear vision is of paramount importance when it comes to riding safely. There is always the possibility of rains or mud splashing at a quad biking venue and therefore you should wear goggles that are big enough to conceal the area of your eyes and prevent any dirt from going into them.
The face shields or goggles provided by Avalanche Adventure are free from scratches and abide by the required standards for day or night riding.
We believe that gloves are an important gear as they can prevent hands from getting tired, cold or sore and for this reason we provide off road gloves to all those who participate in this activity.
They are perfectly balanced in terms of the protection and comfort that they provide. They have an extra layer of padding over the knuckles for added protection.
At a quad biking venue you should be adequately dressed in order to protect your skin from scratches.
Thus you should wear loose fitting and long sleeved jersey or sweater along with long trousers. Such type of clothing is perfect to keep you safe from mud splashes and scratches.
All the quad bikes at Avalanche Adventure have been maintained in top condition and this makes it unnecessary for you to inspect the quad bike yourself.
But if you’re going quad biking on your own then you should always carefully inspect the quad bike.
The common components that you should inspect carefully are tyres and rims for any signs of wear and tear. Heavily worn out tyres will fail to provide you the required grip on an uneven terrain.
You should also check the controls by manoeuvring the quad bike on a trial run. See if all the cables and connections are in their right place. There should also be enough lubrication and no worn links on the chain.