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)
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
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
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
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
Barnwell, Texas – Texas Motorized Trails Coalition
Fordyce Creek, Calif. – Friends of Fordyce Club
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
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
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.