For five years BFGoodrich Tires has supported public off-road trails through its Outstanding Trails program. Every year, the tire manufacturer, in conjunction with Tread! Lightly and United Four Wheel Drive Associations, will select trails and off-road locations deemed worthy of recognition and support. For 2011, BFGoodrich is allowing the off-road public to choose the third and final trail in the annual program.

Interlake Trail 19 in Lynnville, Indiana, and Morrison Jeep Trail in Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming, are the first two selections already locked in to the 2011 Outstanding Trails program. Each will receive a $4000 grant to be used towards trail upkeep and preservation. The Indiana Four Wheel Drive Association and Magic City 4-Wheelers will be endowed on behalf of the trails, respectively.

The third pick, to be voted on by the general public, is among four locales: Blanca Peak Trail. Dusy-Ershim OHV Route, Golden Spike Trail, and Mirror Lake Trail. Off-road fans can visit the voting Web site at test3bfgoodrichtrails2011.outdoorhub.com.

At time of writing, Dusy-Ershim was enjoying a hefty lead, commanding 76 percent of the votes. Trailing a distant second was Bianca Peak Trail with 18 percent, but OHV trail supporters have until May 31 to cast their pick. Like Interlake Trail 19 and Morrison Jeep Trail, the eventual winner will soon have a $4000 grant.

The final result will be announced June 3 at the BFGoodrich Tires test3Web site.

Source: BFGoodrich Tires