ATV and UTV owners invade Berlin, New Hampshire for a weekend of trail riding and fun times
What happens when you put three adventurous off-roadies together in New Hampshire with more than 6,000 of their closest cohorts? The Jericho ATV Festival is what happens, and here is the lowdown on the hoedown that you need to put on your calendar for next year.
In all seriousness, the Jericho ATV Festival is an event that is located in a very rider-friendly area in the Northeast portion of the U.S., more specifically in the town of Berlin, New Hampshire. Berlin is a very UTV-friendly town with the ability to drive your UTV on the streets (with proper registration with the state). Attendees of the event took advantage of this fact when it came to meals and the street party that took place on Saturday night. The street party was held at a downtown park and consisted of a plethora of food options along with a live concert to provide entertainment while eating some great food.
Besides the events in the town, the Jericho ATV Festival offers a large consumer event area at the main staging area. There are a ton of manufacturer displays where riders could check out the latest and greatest machines from Kawasaki, Polaris, Yamaha, Bad Boy, Arctic Cat, and more. In addition to the large manufacturers, there were many aftermarket companies in attendance selling everything from radios and sound systems to UTV hauling racks for your truck. Needless to say, there was a wealth of information available to all those who came out to ride.
Kawasaki Motors brought us out to the event to experience the Jericho ATV Festival and to ride the updated 2017 Teryx4 on the amazing trails that New Hampshire has to offer. We say “amazing” because they truly offer a diverse selection of smooth, wide-open trails as well as challenging rock-climbing terrain. These varying terrains highlight the great capabilities of the Teryx4. It can be very fun to jump into the Teryx, open its V-twin power up on the open trails and use the high-speed components on the revised FOX suspension, and then slow it down to tackle the rocky terrain where the perfect clutching and superior low-range performance of the Teryx4 shines through. Plus, we appreciated the full skid plates as we tackled the rough terrain. The updates for 2017 on the Teryx4 really proved their worth in this terrain, as well. This included the adjustable seat and tilt steering wheel, both of which allow you to dial-in the seating position and enjoy the ride more than ever.
If you’re in the Northeast or you want a destination next year during the month of August, we highly suggest looking up the Jericho ATV Festival as a must-attend event. Make your reservations in Berlin early so that you can guarantee a room in the area. Also, make sure to sample the local food while you’re there — it’s awesome! We’ll see you next year in New Hampshire.