People who enjoy an active lifestyle need a vehicle that matches that lifestyle. If you spend a significant amount of your time outdoors, having an ATV will further expand the activities you can participate in. Every year, almost 200,000 of them are sold in the United States. They are purchased by police departments, parks, families, utility companies, fishermen, and hunters, to name a few. Here are three reasons why you should consider one of these vehicles.
1. Cover more ground, faster
Everyone likes to get to places faster. When it comes to choosing between the highway and secondary roads, people take the highway. If there is a shortcut, it is used. An ATV is your way to get to the great outdoors faster. With the ability to handle off-road terrain, quads allow their passengers to cover terrain cars can’t, at a much faster pace than walking. Due to their tight turning radius, they can also negotiate obstacles such as rocks and trees that would normally block the path of any other motorized vehicle. That’s why they remain popular with rural police departments, park rangers, and search and rescue workers.
2. Increase the scope of your activities
In addition to covering rough terrain more quickly, quads also open up nature for different uses. They allow campers to travel to more remote locations that might otherwise have been inaccessible. Hunters can cover vast expanses of ground and explore new areas. Anglers can access remote lakes and rivers with the knowledge that the ATV provides a way to transport their catch home. Quads also open up these types of outdoor activities to those who may not have been able to participate in the past. People with physical disabilities can cover uneven terrain that they could not manage on foot. Outdoor enthusiasts in their later years can also benefit from its off-road prowess.
3. Fun factor
Quad bikes are not only useful and versatile as mentioned above, but they are also fun for all ages. Manufacturers offer a wide range of vehicles that allow people of any age or skill level to operate them. Not only that, but a recent study from the University of York in Nova Scotia found that driving an ATV is beneficial both physically and mentally. Because of the muscle control required to drive a quad over rough terrain, a one to two hour ride is equivalent to an hour of lifting weights at the gym. The researchers also noted that the cyclists felt a great reduction in stress after the wrinkles, as well as an improved quality of life.
In conclusion, if you spend a lot of time outdoors or want to start doing so, you should consider buying an ATV. They allow riders to cover difficult terrain faster and more effectively. This opens up areas of wilderness for use that were previously inaccessible. Finally, riding quads is good for you, both physically and mentally.