BFGoodrich tires, a global leader in off-road racing and recreation, has opened up the 2018 Outstanding Trails program. From March 30 to August 1, anyone can nominate a home trail to win $5,000 to be used for trail signage, repairs, maintenance or education.
Those who win will be chosen based on trail uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast support. Each winning grant will receive $5,000, with $4,000 awarded by BFGoodrich Tires and $1,000 awarded by Jeep Jamboree USA.
Since its introduction in 2006, the BFGoodrich Outstanding Trails program has awarded over $180,000 to 48 trails in 19 states and 2 Canadian provinces. Every year, the program has provided grants for passionate clubs to use on their local trails across US and Canada.
Each winning club has chosen to spend their grant money differently but all with the same goal in mind; to help preserve local off-road trails. Some of the benefiting trails over the years include Grizzly Lake in Colorado, Tillamook trails in Oregon, and Mirror Lake Trail in California.
Of course, none of this would be possible without each club’s members. The off-road recreation community has volunteered countless hours of their time in tandem with the money donated by this program to create a safer experience for everyone.
The contest will be judged by a panel of off-road journalists, enthusiasts and technical experts. BFGoodrich is also working with long-time partners during the nomination process, including The Off-Road Business Association (ORBA), Sharetrails.org Blue Ribbon Coalition, United Four-Wheel Drive Associations, Jeep Jamboree and 4 Wheel Parts. Each of these companies are coming together in the name of cooperation, education, safer trails and of course good ole’ 4 wheeling fun.
The four winning clubs will be announced at the 2018 specialty equipment market association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas later this year. Off-Road clubs can submit grant applications online at https://garage.bfgoodrichtires.com/db/special-projects/record/outstanding-trails.