BFGoodrich named the Beasley Knob OHV area an Outstanding Trail for 2008, and on October 18 it awarded the area with a preservation grant to preserve the scenic trails of one of America's best areas for off-roading. The Beasley Knob OHV area is located in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, a few miles east of Blairsville, Georgia.
In attendance for the grant reception were more than 50 off-road enthusiasts and members of the Georgia Bounty Runners 4WD club. Receiving the grant was the club's president, Lane Bailey. The Beasley Knob OHV area was chosen as an Outstanding Trail for its experienced steep mountain terrain, which offers a wide variety of challenging rides. Due to the difficult nature and classification of this OHV area, Beasley Knob is recommended for experienced off-roaders only.
According to Bailey, "We are so honored to have Beasley Knob named as one of the 2008 Outstanding Trails. The trail system offers experienced off-roaders a little bit of everything, and we are so pleased this grant money can be used for the future of preserving Beasley Knob OHV area and its many trails."
The BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails program was started to help preserve off-road trails while encouraging the responsible use of such trails. Since 2006, the Outstanding Trails program has recognized 11 off-road trails in nine states, and one trail in Canada. The program has awarded $42,000 in grants to clubs and has seen more than 1700 participants in trail events.
Learn more about the 2008 Outstanding Trails here.
The other fives trails recognized as 2008 BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails are: - Blacktail/Wild Bill OHV Trail in Flathead National Forest of Montana- Iron Range OHV Recreational Area in Gilbert, Minnesota- Quinn Trail that leads to Quinn Lake in Ottawa, Canada- Pritchett Canyon, one of the toughest trails in Moab, Utah- BlackCat Trail in Superstition Mountain near San Diego, California
Source: BFGoodrich Press Release