Posted on April 01, 2010

BFGoodrich Tires Celebrates Five Years of Outstanding Trails

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BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails BFGoodrich® Tires is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Outstanding Trails program, a program dedicated to the responsible use, and preservation of, off-road trails. Launched in 2006, the Outstanding Trails program has recognized nineteen off-road trails and nineteen clubs across thirteen states and two in Canada. The program has provided more than $70,000 in grants in support of the various trails conservation efforts.

Outstanding Trails and Clubs (2006-2010)
2006
Naches Pass, Wash. - Pacific Northwest Four-Wheel Drive Association
Upper Tellico, N.C. - Southern Four-Wheel Drive Association
Pyeatt Draw, Ariz. - Rim Country Four-Wheelers
Black Bear Pass, Colo. - Creeper Jeepers
Hell's Revenge, Utah - Red Rock Four-Wheelers, Inc.

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

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

2009
Barnwell, Texas - Texas Motorized Trails Coalition
Fordyce Creek, Calif. - Friends of Fordyce Club

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

Previous Clubs and Grant Activation
While nineteen clubs and trails have been honored over the past five years, each of the clubs have chosen to spend their grants differently, but all with the same goal in mind Ñ responsible trail use.

Skyliners 4WD Club
BFGoodrich Tires presented the Skyliners Four-Wheel Drive Club with a grant honoring Blacktail/Wild Bill National Recreation Trail as a BFGoodrich Outstanding Trail. Since being awarded the check, the Skyliners Four-Wheel Drive Club has given a grant of $1,000 to a neighboring club in Kalispell to aid them with improvements for the north end of the trail. The club has also used the grant for various equipment rentals. More than 1,031 hours of volunteer labor has been used on the trail.

Moab Friends-For-Wheelin' Club
Since the selection of the Pritchett Canyon trail in 2008, the Moab Friends-For-Wheelin' club has held numerous workdays installing fencing and signage, repairing damage and doing general maintenance on the trail. The Outstanding Trails grant has enabled the club to purchase materials and tools necessary to continue improvements on the trail.

San Diego Four-Wheelers
At a Dedication Ceremony held in the Superstition Mountain, OHVA, the San Diego Four-Wheelers turned over a new information kiosk that displays a detailed map for the enthusiasts to enjoy. The club replaced the aging kiosk with funds provided from BFGoodrich Tires.

Georgia Bounty Runners Four-Wheel Drive Club
BFGoodrich Tires presented Georgia Bounty Runners Four-Wheel Drive Club with a grant in 2008, which has since been used toward the purchase of equipment to assist with trail maintenance for Beasley Knob. The remaining funds will be used to add trails, additional camping areas and a restroom area pending a review from the Forest service.

BFGoodrich Tires Quote
"Five years and going strong," said Joe Mazur, light-truck marketing manager, BFGoodrich Tires. "The Outstanding Trails program was created in 2006 to highlight the best trails in the country, to honor the clubs that keep them maintained and to help in the conservation efforts. We are truly proud to celebrate the program's accomplishments and to continue recognizing some of the best trails North America has to offer."

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