BCSO hosts another successful OHV training
BONNERS FERRY — Last week saw a large turnout for the Idaho State Parks and Recreation Off-Highway-Vehicle course provided by the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office.
“The training is not so much about the legal requirements of riding motorcycles and ATV’s, but more about investing in the youth and teaching them skills to help with their riding ability and safety,” said Boundary County Sheriff Dave Kramer.
Kramer said Boundary County offers so many places for young riders to get out and enjoy the outdoors on OHVs. By offering this training locally free of charge it is a positive way for the Sheriff’s Office to interact with the youth, many at the very beginning of their riding career, he added.
Last week’s course was one of the largest classes the BCSO has put on with a wide range of ages, bikes and ATVs participating, officials said.
The class was taught by Kramer, Undersheriff Rich Stephens, Ethan Mahakan with Idaho Parks and Recreation, Brion Poston who is on the Sheriff’s OHV Advisory Committee, and Brad Arnott.
Trainees had additional fun with larger pools of water from recent rain storms that they were able to follow their instructors through at the end of the training course.