February is the best time of the year in Arizona. The sun is out, the temperatures are just right, and the conditions are perfect for enjoying our outside spaces. It is also the time of year that we thrill seekers look to break out dirt bikes, ATVs, and Razors and go to the desert to tear it up. However, did you know that riding your off-road vehicle in the wrong area can cost you hundreds of dollars in fines and may even get you charged with a crime?
The sport of off-roading is exciting and fun but must be done responsibly. Respect landowners who want their property ownership respected and nearby residents who might be disturbed by the noise and dust created by off-road vehicles, and respect the law that restricts off-road activities and where you can do it. A simple Internet search can provide you with many areas across the Valley where you can take your off-road vehicle and have all the fun you want while respecting your community, the environment, and the law.
Take a little time to plan your off-road adventures to ensure you, your family, and friends have a great time challenging yourselves and each other with your skills. This way, you won’t have any unpleasant visits from the police or upset people who don’t appreciate what your awesome off-road talents are doing to their property or their peace and quiet.