BFGoodrich Names Four ‘Outstanding Trails’
Michelin North America Inc.’s BFGoodrich brand has chosen four trails for its 2015 Outstanding Trails program.
Nominated for uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following, the trails selected and the associated clubs for this year’s program are:
* Applegate-Lassen Wagon Trail, Nev., High Rock Trekkers;
* Bald Mountain OHV Trails, Sierra National Forest, Calif., Clovis Independent 4 Wheelers;
* Barrett Lake Trail, El Dorado National Forest, Calif., Hi-Landers 4WDC; and
* Black Bear Pass, Silverton, Colo., Creeper Jeepers Gang of Durango.
The company presents the Outstanding Trails program in collaboration with Four Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Blue Ribbon Coalition and Off Road Business Association.
The program promotes sustainable and responsible off-road driving. BFGoodrich will award grants of $4,000 each to these off-road clubs in North America. These clubs will use their grants to continue their efforts that preserve and protect their hometown trails.
“BFGoodrich Tires stands shoulder-to-shoulder with enthusiast off-road communities in seeking to preserve and protect responsible off-road activities,” says Duane Thomas, brand communications manager for BFGoodrich Tires.
“The Outstanding Trails program promotes getting out and challenging the four-wheel drive culture to prove they are driver enough to explore their world. After receiving more than 150 nominations, we are proud to recognize and reward these four clubs and their efforts to enhance their trails.”
As Outstanding Trails celebrates its 10th year, BFGoodrich selected 4 Wheel Parts as presenting sponsor of this year’s program. 4 Wheel Parts helped 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 (ORBA).
To date, Outstanding Trails has awarded grants to 36 off-road trails nominated by 35 local clubs throughout North America. The program has provided more than $140,000 in grants in support of these trail conservation efforts.
Nominations were accepted April 3 through July 10, 2015, on the BFGoodrich website at www.bfgoodrichtires.com. 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.