At the SEMA show earlier this month, Omix-ADA, a company that manufactures off-road accessories for Jeeps, announced that it is launching the Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program. With this program, Omix-ADA (through its brand Rugged Ridge) will provide grants to non-profit organizations to help keep trails open on public land. These grants will also go to groups that help advance and protect the off-roading. At the SEMA show, Omix-ADA donated $50,000 to the program as a show of support for organizations fighting for trail access.
"The Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program was created to back efforts to keep public trails open to full-size four-wheel-drive off-road use," said Dave Logan, product manager at Omix-ADA and a four-wheel-drive trainer. "Omix-ADA will always support the off-road hobby; we recognize that for us and others within the off road automotive aftermarket, no trails means no sales."
Non-profit organizations can apply for grants of up to $5000 by visiting www.ruggedridge.com/trailaccess. Only one grant will be awarded to any given organization per year. Grants can be put toward education, stewardship, litigation, or any other activity advocating the conservation of public land and access to recreational trails.