Yamaha grant helps OMTA buy maintenance rig

Publish Date: 
Mar 26, 2014

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The Ohio Motorized Trails Association bought a trailer and trail maintenance equipment thanks to an $8,318 check from Yamaha Motor Corp. USA through its Yamaha OHV Access Initiative grant program.

The rig consists of a 12-foot trailer and trail maintenance equipment, including chainsaws, shovels, a dump cart and a log skidder.

It will be unveiled at a public event at 1 p.m. April 12 in front of the American Motorcycle Association's Motorcycle Hall of Fame, 13515 Yarmouth Drive, Pickerington, Ohio. The event is open to the public.

The equipment will be used by OMTA member clubs throughout Ohio on public trails, such as those in the Perry State Forest, and by the OMTA/AMA club Buckeye Dual Sporters during preparations for the AMA Hanging Rock 200 event at Lake Hope State Park in May.

Invited guests include officials from Yamaha, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and state legislators representing affected districts, including Ohio Rep. Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Ohio sens. Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) and Frank LaRose (R-Copley).

Posted by Vince Guerrieri