BFGoodrich will award Outstanding Trails grants

April 10, 2015

Michelin North America Inc.’s BFGoodrich brand will award grants of $4,000 each to three off-road clubs in North America through its Outstanding Trails program. Nominations for the grants will be accepted through July 10, 2015.

The Outstanding Trails program promotes sustainable and responsible off-road driving. Grant recipients will use the funds to continue their efforts to preserve and protect their hometown trails.

As Outstanding Trails enters its 10th year, BFGoodrich has selected 4 Wheel Parts as presenting sponsor of this year’s program. 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 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.

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.

“Off-road communities and clubs that promote and preserve this activity are true driving enthusiasts,” says Duane Thomas, brand communications manager for BFGoodrich tires. “Outstanding Trails allows BFGoodrich Tires and our sponsors to join these clubs in maintaining a robust and responsible off-road culture.”

Nominations must be received April 3 through July 10, 2015, at the BFGoodrich website.