Friday, October 07, 2011

Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Hosts ATV Safety Courses At Fairgrounds Oct. 22-23, 2011

Friday, Oct. 7, 2011


The Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office is making available ATV Safety classes to Clatsop County youth Oct. 22-23.

By January of 2012 all youth riding ATV's on public lands in Oregon will be required to have completed a "hands-on" class. The Sheriff’s Office presents the ATV Safety Institute Ridercourse, a four-hour ATV safety course, and the OSU/4H Youth Rider Evaluation Program, a two-hour session designed for those youth who already possess riding skills beyond the basic level.

The classes take place at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds on Walluski Loop.

The OSU/4H evaluations take place Saturday, Oct. 22 beginning at 10 a.m. To register, go online to There is a $20 fee for the evaluation which will be collected online when registering.

Students registering for this program will be required to have obtained the Oregon ATV Safety Education Program card prior to enrolling. To obtain this card go to and complete the on line training. This training is free.

Two ATV Safety Institute Ridercourse classes will be conducted Sunday, Oct. 23, also at the fairgrounds. The 9 a.m. class will be for youth 6 to 11 years old, and the 2 p.m. class will be for youth 12 to 15 years old. To register for these classes call 1-800-887-2887. There is a $55 fee for these classes, but Oregon residents are eligible for a $50 subsidy making the cost to the student only $5. Be sure to request this subsidy when registering.

There will be one 50cc and one 90cc loaner ATV available for each scheduled session. To request a loaner for the Saturday session contact the instructor at (503) 791-4978. For the Sunday sessions request the loaner when registering.

Additional information is available on the internet at,, or, or call Deputy Michael Nelson, (503) 791-4978.

Released by:
Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622

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