BFG reveals plans for off-road trail program
Michelin North America Inc.'s BFGoodrich Tires, in collaboration with Tread Lightly! and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), has announced plans for its 2009 Outstanding Trails program.
Launched in 2006, the program is dedicated to the responsible use and preservation of off-road trails while providing aid in the trails' conservation efforts
This year, due to the current economic climate, the program will be reduced but will continue to focus on helping off-road clubs and organizations by allowing trails and areas to be kept open and accessible for all to use, the company says.
From coast-to-coast, BFGoodrich Tires has identified the most "outstanding" off-road trails. Nominated for uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following the trails selected for this year's program are Fordyce Creek Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California and Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area near Gilmore, Texas.
During the course of the program, which runs May through October, BFGoodrich Tires will be at club events associated with these trails and areas to highlight the uniqueness of each location as well as educate off-road enthusiasts on the responsible use of each trail.
To help aid with costs associated with the trail's conservation efforts, BFGoodrich Tires will also present a grant to a selected off-road club at each trail event.
Both Tread Lightly! and UFWDA are non-profit organizations dedicated to responsible and ethical outdoor recreation.