PRESS ROOM / Article

20 2014

BFGoodrich® Tires Announces Call for Entries for 2014 Outstanding Trails Program

GREENVILLE, SC

BFGoodrich Tires today announced that nominations are now open for the 2014 Outstanding Trails program. The competition invites off-road clubs from around North America to submit trails in their area they believe are worthy of a grant for maintenance or refurbishing. Trails are selected based on uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following.

Now in its ninth year, the Outstanding Trails program is conducted in collaboration with United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) and Blue Ribbon Coalition and is dedicated to the responsible use and preservation of off-road trails while promoting the trails’ conservation efforts.  To date, the program has awarded grants to 33 off-road trails nominated by 32 clubs throughout North America.  The program has provided more than $130,000 in grants in support of the various trails’ conservation efforts.

“Off-road communities are vital for BFGoodrich as they embody the spirit and enthusiasm for the sport and for our products,” said Duane Thomas, brand communications manager for BFGoodrich Tires, “The Outstanding Trails program is a great source of pride for us, and being able to give back to this community by helping to maintain and refurbish the most deserving trails in North America is our way of showing appreciation.”

Consumers can register at the BFGoodrich Tires FORCE community page at bfgoodrichtiresforce.com between February 19, 2014 and March 21, 2014, to register and post their nominations for trails to be considered for the competition. BFGoodrich will select three trails and announce the winners at the Easter Jeep Safari on April 16, 2014.

Previous winners of Outstanding Trails grants include:

Outstanding Trails and Clubs (2006-2013)

2013

Dutch John Trail, N.C. – The Carolina Trail Blazers 4WD Club

Kansas Rocks Recreation Park, Kan. – The Brush Beater Jeep Club

Truckhaven, Calif. – Tierra Del Sol

2012

Mirror Lake Trail, Calif. – Visalia Lock and Low 4-Wheel Drive Club

Blanca Peak Trail, Colo. – Creeper Jeepers Gang of Durango

Bents and Dents Trail, Ala. – Central Alabama Off-Road Society

2011

Interlake Trail 19, Ind. – Indiana Four Wheel Drive Association

Morrison Jeep Trail, Wyo. – Magic City 4-Wheelers Inc.

Dusy-Ershim OHV Route, Calif. ­– Four Wheel Drive Club of Fresno

2010

Rausch Creek, Pa. – PA Jeeps

Drummond Island, Mich. – Drummond Island Off-Road Club

Yacolt, Wash. – Crystal Crowder

Johnson Valley, Calif. – Victor Valley 4 Wheelers

Holy Cross, Colo. – Big Horn Jeep Club

2009

Barnwell, Texas – Texas Motorized Trails Coalition

Fordyce Creek, Calif. – Friends of Fordyce Club

2008

Superstition Mountain, Calif. – San Diego 4 Wheelers Off-Road Club

Blacktail/Wild Bill National Recreation Trail, Mont. – Skyliners Four Wheel Drive Club, Inc.

Iron Range, Minn. – Northern Minnesota Jeepers Club

Pritchett Canyon, Utah – Moab Friends-For-Wheelin’ Club

Quinn Trail, Ontario, Canada – Ottawa Valley Offroaders Club

Beasley Knob, Ga. – Georgia Bounty Runners 4WD Club

2007

Rubicon, Calif. – The Rubicon Trail Foundation

Flat Nasty, Mo. – Capital City Crawlers

Tillamook, Ore. – Raven Off-Road OHV Club

Redbird, Ind. – Four Wheels to Freedom 4WD Club

Poughkeepsie Gulch, Colo. – Western Slope 4-Wheelers

Whipsaw Trail, B.C. – Rover-Landers of British Columbia

2006

Naches Pass, Wash. – Pacific Northwest Four-Wheel Drive Association

Upper Tellico, N.C. – Southern Four Wheel Drive Association

Pyeatt Draw, Ariz. – Rim Country 4 Wheelers

Black Bear Pass, Colo. – Creeper Jeepers Gang of Durango

Hell’s Revenge, Utah – Red Rock 4-Wheelers, Inc.