Yamaha is donating more than $175,000 in cash and equipment to 15 off-roading related groups and organizations, which includes ATV riding clubs, national forests, law enforcements support groups, and various OHV-related organizations. The funding is expected to promote safe and responsible off-roading in open, sustainable areas. The following 15 groups received funding:

  • Ashland Resource Area, Oregon
  • ATV Off-Road Club of Michigan
  • Balsam Trailblazers ATV Club, Minnesota
  • Burnett County Law Enforcement Citizens Auxiliary, Wisconsin
  • Colorado OHV Coalition Foundation
  • Coalition of Recreational Trail Users, Minnesota
  • Deschutes National Forest, Oregon
  • Harlan County Ridge Runner ATV, Kentucky
  • Knott County Trail Riders, Kentucky
  • Leatherwood Fire & Rescue, Kentucky
  • National OHV Conservation Council
  • Northern Traxx ATV Club, Minnesota
  • Oswego Valley ATV Club, New York
  • Ride Safe Virginia
  • Rock Run Recreation Area, Pennsylvania

Funding comes from Yamaha GRANTs, an acronym for Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation's Trails, and the funds are expected to serve OHV areas through a multitude of tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Trail development, restoration, and maintenance
  • Trail signage, mapping, and map production
  • Staging area construction, renovation, and maintenance
  • Responsible OHV riding education and outreach
  • Land stewardship and education
  • Legislative lobbying efforts

For questions regarding the OHV Access Initiative, groups call Yamaha's dedicated OHV Access Initiative Hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724) or visit www.yamaha-motor.com/ohvaccess.