A Five-Day Beach Party for Dune Buggies

Oct 16, 2014 at 9:56 AM ET

ATV, four-wheeler and dune buggy enthusiasts gather for five days every summer in the sandy dunes of Winchester Bay, Oregon, to hang out and ride. The festival is called DuneFest, and it’s about riding in the sand all day and night and showing off your vehicle. Notable X Games stars showed up this year to perform.

While the festival is all about fun and camaraderie, it should not be ignored that ATVs are a risky hobby. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that in the U.S. alone there are roughly 150,00 hospital visits and 700 deaths every year from ATV-related accidents.