Michelin North America Inc. is accepting nominations for the BFGoodrich Outstanding Trails program from April 17 to July 31, 2017. Grants of $4,000 each will be awarded to four off-road clubs in North America.
These clubs will use their grants to continue local efforts that preserve and protect their hometown trails.
This is the 12th year for the BFGoodrich brand to offer the Outstanding Trails program. This year 4 Wheel Parts is the presenting sponsor. 4 Wheel Parts will promote the program and provide a critical outreach extension to four-wheel-drive clubs across North America. The program also is conducted in collaboration with United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), Blue Ribbon Coalition and the Off Road Business Association.
To date, Outstanding Trails has awarded grants to 44 off-road trails nominated by 41 local clubs throughout North America. The program has provided more than $160,000 in grants in support of these trail conservation efforts.
Additionally this year, BFGoodrich Tires has become the Official Tire of Jeep Jamboree USA and the two will partner in expanding the Outstanding Trails program. Jeep Jamboree USA is a program consisting of 30 events across the country intended to encourage Jeep owners to get the most adventure from their vehicle as part of this family-oriented rides catering to every level of expertise. The Jeep Jamboree USA organization, recognizing the common goals they share with BFGoodrich Tires, will donate an additional $4,000 to the Outstanding Trails program. Additionally the trails that are part of the Jeep Jamboree USA program are eligible for the outstanding Trails grants.
Nominations will be accepted beginning April 17 through July 31, 2017, on the BFGoodrich Tires Garage website at www.garage.bfgoodrichtires.com/outstandingtrails. The competition invites off-road clubs from around North America to nominate local trails that merit grants for maintenance or refurbishing. Trails are selected based on uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast support.
BFGoodrich has assembled a panel of judges comprising four-wheel industry veterans to evaluate Outstanding Trails grant submissions. This group selects the winning trails, which will be announced at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) in November in Las Vegas.
For more information on 4 Wheel Parts off-road truck, Jeep and aftermarket performance products, visit 4wheelparts.com or call toll-free 877-474-4821.
For more information about United Four Wheel Drive Associations, which represents all-brand, four wheel-driveenthusiasts, visit www.ufwda.org
For more information about the BlueRibbon Coalition, a national non-profit organization that champions responsible recreation and encourages a strong conservation ethic and individual stewardship, visit www.BlueRibbonCoalition.Org.