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ATV Policy

Policy Development

Issuing Office

Campus Recreation

Policy Author

Senior Director of Campus Recreation

Contributing Offices

Student Activities

Affected Parties


Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy

Liberty University Campus Recreation requires students and employees who wish to ride ATVs must adhere to the administrative and safety procedures below.

Policy Rationale

Liberty University Campus Recreation department requires all student engaging in ATV activities to be knowledge of safety protocols and proper use of equipment.

Definition of Glossary Terms

An all-terrain vehicle (ATV), also known as a quad, quad bike, three-wheeler, or four-wheeler, is defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a vehicle that travels on low-pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control.

Procedures for Implementation and Review

Policy Administrators

Campus Recreation Department Chair

Policy Review Cycle

Recommend this policy be reviewed every year or as needed.


Getting Started

  • Fill out an ATV Assumption of Risk Form and Emergency Contact Sheet at the Camp Hydaway Office. Paperwork must be completed before riding permission will be granted.
  • Upon paperwork completion, you can register for a scheduled ATV Safety Course. Check the Camp Hydaway website for course dates. You must register for the course in person at Camp Hydaway Office. Classes are first come first serve until they are filled! After passing the course you can obtain a membership card from the Camp Hydaway Office.
  • You must reserve an ATV 24-hours in advance at the Camp Hydaway office during open hours M-F 12 PM – 8:00 PM (depending on the season). The receptionist will reserve a time slot for you. You must present your ATV membership card to reserve your slot.
  • At your reservation time you will need to present your ATV membership card and pick-up a key to your designated ATV at Camp Hydaway. You will need to fill a pre-ride form each ride. A staff member will escort you to the ATV barn. Your keys are due back at the end of your reservation time.


  • There are only a limited amount of ATV’s for use and will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Hours: M-F 12p-8p; Sat 9a-8p; Sun 12p-5p (Depending on Camp Hydaway Hours)
  • Riding requests may be denied due to weather conditions or any other circumstances deemed necessary by Camp Hydaway staff.
  • There will be no riding during breaks or the summer


  • You will be responsible for damages to the ATV’s and any property while riding.
  • Know the rules and follow them.
  • Always ride within your own ability and in the designated track
  • Be careful entering and exiting the track. Watch for traffic!
  • No riding on hiking or biking trails
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Students are NOT permitted to ride with headphones or ear buds, as this is a distraction and can interfere with your riding.
  • You must carry a cell phone with you. Emergency numbers are on the back of your membership card.
  • You must carry your membership card while riding.
  • Helmets must be worn at ALL times
  • Goggles must be worn at ALL times
  • Long pants must be worn at ALL times
  • Over the ankle footwear is REQUIRED. No low ankle tennis shoes, flip-flops, etc.
  • No guests or visitors. This area is designated for members only.
  • Single riding only. No passengers.
  • No horseplay
  • Do not participate in any other activity deemed unsafe by University employees.
  • The ability to ride is not a right, it is a privilege granted to you because you have agreed to follow the rules and be a safe rider. If you fail to abide by these guidelines, or partake in any activities deemed to be “foolish” or “unsafe” your membership will be immediately terminated.


Failure to comply with any of the rules listed will forfeit their privilege to participate in riding activities and will be subject to disciplinary action by Liberty University and/or local authorities.