IRVINE, Calif. — In 2012, the Right Rider Access Fund awarded $520,974 in grants that support off-highway vehicle programs and land access, according to its 2012 Annual Report. The funds support the Motorcycle Industry Council, the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America and the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association, as well as riding clubs, dealers and OHV organizations.
Fund grants were awarded to OHV riding areas to repair storm damage, educational groups and research organizations that develop and provide OHV programs, business associations that responsibly preserve OHV recreation, and more. Grant funding is supported by contributions from MIC, SVIA and ROHVA and their member companies; other powersports industry fundraising; payroll deductions and matching gift programs; and individual or company donations.
“The Right Rider Access Fund is honored to work with a powerful network of private and public partners who share our vision for the future of off-highway recreation,” said MIC President Tim Buche. “Thanks to the leadership, support and diligence of the Fund Board of Trustees and the generosity of our donors, we have successfully supported OHV safety, training and education programs, and promoted land access. But we can’t do this without donations and we encourage all enthusiasts to support the Fund. ‘Giving to Ride’ for the powersports industry is as simple as companies setting up payroll deductions and matching gift programs. Help us build a healthier America by encouraging kids and their families to get outdoors and ride.”