Quads: If under 16 years of age, state law requires a size and fit standard: Size and Fit Requirements Class I ATV (quad) A Class I ATV operator under the age of 16, must meet all the following minimum physical size requirements (Rider Fit) in relationship to the vehicle:
1. Brake Reach: With hands placed in the normal operating position and fingers straight out, the first joint (from the tip) of the middle finger will extend beyond the brake lever and clutch.
2. Leg Length: While sitting and with their feet on the pegs, the knee must be bent at least 45 degrees.
3. Grip Reach: While sitting upright on the quad with hands on the handle bars and not leaning forward, there must be a distinct angle between the upper arm and the forearm, and;
4. The operator must be able to turn the handle bars from lock to lock while maintaining grip on the handle bars and maintaining throttle and brake control. Disabled operators are allowed to use prosthetic devices or modified or adaptive equipment to achieve rider fit.
On average, an 8 year old meets the size and fit requirements and can ride a mini quad. An average sized 12 year old typically meets the size and fit requirements for a regular size quad. Of course, we would have to see the child on the quad to make sure he or she fits, and the parent must consent and agree.
Side by Sides: 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license or Identification Card *Exceptions can be made if you are between the ages of 18-21. Talk to management.