Time to go Riding!
There is enough snow now to go riding, pretty much anywhere in Vermont, and many folks have. But this year VT has seen a spike in snow machine accidents, with the media reporting 6 fatalities in Vermont and an additional 3 in neighboring states. Some of the accidents were caused by speed, some by combining alcohol with riding and three tragically due to traveling over ice that did not hold.
You can also join a local club and take safety courses to brush up on your safety awareness. Anyone born after July 1983 is required by law to take a safety class and can find locations for these classes on the VAST website.
Dressing for the right weather is important as well. No one is having any fun if their feet or hands are cold. In addition to what is required by law for head protection, it is important to have clothes that keep you warm during your entire ride.
Riding is fun and great winter activity for folks of all ages. Hope to see you out there keeping safe!