TEST DRIVE A UTV OR ATV BEFORE YOU BUY!

As the 2015 off-road riding season heats up, many people are looking to get into the sport, decide which UTV or ATV they what to buy, and/or find a place to experience the thrill of riding. The best place to all of the above is at an ATV or UTV Jamboree, where thousands gather to celebrate all things OHV, and where manufacturers and the aftermarket display their latest and greatest products. Manufacturers and hop-up companies also conduct demo rides at many jamborees, so you can test the machines yourself to see how they work in the woods, dunes, desert or mud. This is way better than a couple of laps in the field behind your local dealership, and you might end up winning a Polaris Sportsman Ace at the High Lifter Mud Nationals or a RZR XP 1000 at Camp RZR!

Polaris has posted its 2015 Polaris Experience demo ride schedule, and Yamaha will have Viking and 4×4 ATV demo rides at the World Ag Expo at Tulare, California, Feb. 10-12 and Viking and possibly Wolverine R-Spec rides at the Windrock Park Spring Jamboree at Oliver Springs, Tennessee, April 16-18. The largest jamborees draw several manufacturers, so you could demo each company’s machines and decide which work best for your needs, and what better place than at a ride park near you like Brimstone Recreation, Hatfield-McCoy, Muddy Creek, Rock Run Recreation, or BLM/USFS lands like Utah’s Paiute Trails or Moab or the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The Jericho ATV Festival in Berlin, New Hampshire, has had Arctic Cat, Can-Am, Polaris and Yamaha demos at its jamboree (see schedule for dates and website address), and the May Moab Rally on the Rocks had Arctic Cat, Can-Am, Kymco and Polaris demo rides last year.

At these demo rides, helmets, goggles, gloves and riding gear are available if you don’t bring your own, and you’ll have to sign liability waivers and go through a safety meeting before departing on a guided ride. Polaris also has demo rides at select mud races throughout the year. Jamboree and race organizations also have lodging information on their websites, so go there to book a room and get ready to experience off-roading at its best.

 

Polaris’ Camp RZR has product displays, free food, kids zone, show and shine, and demo rides, and one lucky attendee wins a RZR XP 1000. Other ATV/UTV events give away Sportsman Aces, generators and much more to attendees.
Polaris’ Camp RZR has product displays, free food, kids zone, show and shine, and demo rides, and one lucky attendee wins a RZR XP 1000. Other ATV/UTV events give away Sportsman Aces, generators and much more to attendees.

 

 

POLARIS EXPERIENCE TOUR SCHEDULE

Feb. 19-21…UTV World Championships, Laughlin, NV

Mar. 6-8…Tierra Del Sol, Ocotillo Wells, CA

Mar. 12-15…BITD Mint 400, Las Vegas, NV

Apr. 10-12…Snakehunt Dunefest, Little Sahara, OK

Apr. 10-12…Mid-Canada Power Sports Show, Winnepeg, MB

Apr. 16-18…Windrock Spring Jam, Oliver Springs, TN

June 12-14…Quadna Mud Nationals, Hill City, MN

July 31-Aug. 2…Dunefest, Reedsport, OR

July 31-Aug. 2…Jericho Fest, Berlin, NH

Aug. 6-9…Rock Run Summer Blast, Patton, PA

Aug. 7-9…St. Anthony Dunes, St. Anthony, ID

Aug. 21-23…RZR Forum Ride, Taylor Park, CO

Oct. 2-4…Mud Bash, Bosco Beach, NC

Oct. 8-10…Hatfield-McCoy Trailfest, Gilbert, WV

Dec. 11-13…Desert Bash Poker Run, Havasu, AZ

 

KYMCO DEMO RIDE SCHEDULE

Feb. 11-13…World Ag Expo, Tulare, CA

May 14-17…Rally on the Rocks, Moab, UT

June 2-7…Americade, Lake George, NY

July 11-13…4-Wheel Jam Nat’ls, Bloomsburg, PA

Oct. 4-5…Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo, Pomona, CA

Oct. 15-19…AIM Expo, Orlando, FL

 

2015 ATV AND UTV JAMBOREES

March 11-14…Tri-State ATV, Hurricane, UT; www.atvutah.com/tristatejam

March 25-29…Mud Nationals, Jacksonville, TX; www.highlifter.com

April 16-18…Windrock Spring Jam, Oliver Springs, TN; www.windrockpark.com

May 1-3…Spring Jam Canada, Perry Sound, Ontario; wwwspringjam.ca

May 13-16…Rally on the Rocks, Moab, UT; www.rallyontherocks.com

May 22-24…White Knuckle, Huntsville, TN; www.whiteknuckleevent.com

June 12-14…Quadna Mud Nationals, Hill City, MN; www.highlifter.com

June 5-7…NOHVA Jam, Genoa, NE; www.nohva.com/jamboree.htm

June 16-20…Eastern Sierra ATV Jam, Walker, CA; www.easternsierraatvjamboree.com

June 23-27…National ATV Jam, Salina, UT; www.atvutah.com/fillmore

July 9-12…Craven Country Jam, Craven, Saskatchewan, Can; www.cravencountryjamboree.com

July 20-25…High Mountain ATV, Wallace, ID; www.highmountainatv.org

July 29-Aug. 2…Dunefest, Winchester Bay, OR; www.dunefest.com

July 31-Aug. 2…Jericho ATV Festival, Berlin, NH; www.jerichoatvfestival.com

Aug. 5-8…Paiute UTV Jamboree, Marysville, UT; www.utvjam.com

Aug. 6-9…Summer Blast, Patton, PA; www.rockrunrecreation.com

Aug. 20-23…Bryce ATV/UTV Rally, Panguitch, UT; www.brycerally.org

Aug. 28-30…SxS Roundup, Huntsville, TN; www.sidebysideroundup.com

Aug. 31-Sept. 4…Arapeen ATV Jamboree, Ferron, UT; www.arapeenatvjam.org

Sept. 8-12…AZ ATV Outlaw Trail Jam, Eager, AZ; www.azatvoutlawtrail.com

Sept. 10-12…San Juan ATV Safari, Blanding, UT; www.sanjuansafari.com

Sept. 21-25…Rocky Mountain ATV, Richfield (City Park), UT; www.atvjam.com

Sept. 26…Central Mountain’s ATV Rodeo, Allport, PA; www.cmatva.org

Sept. 22-26…Colorado ATV Tour, Buena Vista, CO; www.coloradoatvtour.org

Sept. 25-27…Rally at the Rock, Patton, PA; www.rockrunrecreation.com

Oct. 8-12…National Trail Fest, Gilbert, WV; www.nationaltrailfest.com

Oct. 9-11…NOHVA Fall Jam, Genoa, NE; www.nohva.com/jamboree.htm

Oct. 15-17…Coal Creek Fall Jam, Oliver Springs, TN; www.windrockpark.com

Nov. 23-29…Thanksgiving at Glamis, Glamis, CA; www.glamisdunes.com

 

MANUFACTURER WEBSITES

Arctic Cat…www.arcticcat.com

Can-Am…www.brp.com

CFMoto…www.cfmoto-us.com

Honda…www.powersports.honda.com

Kawasaki…www.kawasaki.com

Kymco…www.kymcousa.com

Massimo…www.massimomotor.com

Polaris…www.polaris.com

Suzuki…www.suzukicycles.com

Yamaha…www.yamahamotorsports.com, www.yamaha-outdoors.com

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