The projects support the program’s dedication to safe, responsible riding and open sustainable access to land, trails and riding areas for OHV users.
“The OHV community is embracing the expanded platform of the Outdoor Access Initiative and we encourage all recreationists who rely on OHVs to access the outdoors to keep an eye out for projects that promote and protect that access,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group Vice President.
Funding and equipment were awarded to the following organizations:
- Carbon County, Utah
- Coos Riders Association, Oregon
- National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)
- Texas Motorized Trails Coalition
- Androscoggin Valley ATV Club, New Hampshire
- Field of Dreams Trails Park, New Jersey
- Norton Branch Fire & Rescue, Kentucky
- Ride with Respect, Utah
Yamaha continues to seek qualified projects and applications at local, state and federal levels. Non-profit or tax-exempt organizations can apply through the company's website. Their applications will then be reviewed by a committee. The next deadline to submit a GRANT application is Tuesday, September 30, 2014. For more information about the Outdoor Access Initiative, call Yamaha’s hotline at 1-877-648-8724, email OHVAccess@yamaha-motor.com or write to:
Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Review Committee
6555 Katella Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630-5101