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The new activity book features a dozen pages for children to color, each with a different message about safe and responsible use of ATVs and dirt bikes.



New Children’s “Adventure Trail Activity Book” Available From NOHVCC

David Halsey, Contributing Writer, NOHVCC


Rascal the raccoon is geared up and ready to take children on a 20-page educational ride in the new “Adventure Trail Activity Book,” now available from the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC).

Filled with illustrations of animals, and families enjoying off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation, the activity book features a dozen pages for children to color, each with a different message about safe and responsible use of ATVs and dirt bikes. It also includes a variety of safety-related word searches, word scrambles, coded messages and a maze called The A-Mazing Trail.

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The new edition replaces the original activity book, published in 2004 and was well received by the public as a way to help kids think about OHV recreation safety at an early age. Close to one half million of the first Adventure Trail books were distributed by NOHVCC and utilized throughout the U.S. and Canada by OHV clubs and associations, schools, and government agencies. 

“The updated version changes the colored pages to coloring pages, giving kids more fun and longer use of this educational activity book,” said Karen Umphress, IT and Project Manager with NOHVCC. “A four-pack of Adventure Trail crayons is also available, so kids can begin using the activity book right when they receive it.” The crayons are labeled Stop Sign Red, Trailhead Green, Bridge Water Blue and Safety Gear Yellow.

The new activity book is part of a larger Adventure Trails safety campaign produced by NOHVCC. It includes 12 posters with key safety messages for young riders and their parents, such as wearing proper protective gear, riding the appropriate sized vehicle and always staying on the trail when riding ATVs, dirt bikes and 2-passenger Side x Sides. Another part of the program is a CD that contains the Adventure Trail story plus online games kids can play on their computers.

In addition, NOHVCC has transferred to its web site the story of Rascal and friends Penny and A.T. that was part of the first activity book, as well as all of the coloring pages and activities included in both books. All pages are available for downloading.  Plus there is an Adventure Trails Facebook fan page.

On the new activity book’s back cover, NOHVCC thanks the many sponsors that provided assistance with printing and distribution: American Motorcyclist Association, Bureau of Land Management, Central Lakes ATV Club, Federal Highway Administration, Idaho State Parks and Recreation, Minnesota DNR, Montana State Parks, Motorcycle Industry Council, North Dakota Parks & Recreation, Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association, Polaris Industries, Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, U.S. Forest Service, Vermont All-Terrain Vehicles Sportsman’s Association, and Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails.

All of the Adventure Trail series materials are available to interested groups for just the cost of shipping the quantities ordered. For additional information, see the Adventure Trails page ( on the NOHVCC web site ( To order activity books, crayons, posters and CDs, contact NOHVCC by calling 800-348-6487, or sending an email

NOHVCC, as a national body of OHV recreation enthusiasts, develops and provides a wide spectrum of programs, materials and information to individuals, clubs, associations and agencies in order to further a positive future for responsible OHV recreation.

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