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GREENVILLE, SC (February 19, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires today announced that nominations are now open for the 2014 Outstanding Trails program. The competition invites off-road clubs from around North America to submit trails in their area they believe are worthy of a grant for maintenance or refurbishing. Trails are selected based on uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following.


Now in its ninth year, the Outstanding Trails program is conducted in collaboration with United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) and Blue Ribbon Coalition and is dedicated to the responsible use and preservation of off-road trails while promoting the trails’ conservation efforts.  To date, the program has awarded grants to 33 off-road trails nominated by 32 clubs throughout North America.  The program has provided more than $130,000 in grants in support of the various trails’ conservation efforts.


“Off-road communities are vital for BFGoodrich as they embody the spirit and enthusiasm for the sport and for our products,” said Duane Thomas, brand communications manager for BFGoodrich Tires, “The Outstanding Trails program is a great source of pride for us, and being able to give back to this community by helping to maintain and refurbish the most deserving trails in North America is our way of showing appreciation.”


Consumers can register at the BFGoodrich Tires FORCE community page at bfgoodrichtiresforce.com between February 19, 2014 and March 21, 2014, to register and post their nominations for trails to be considered for the competition. BFGoodrich will select three trails and announce the winners at the Easter Jeep Safari on April 16, 2014.


Previous winners of Outstanding Trails grants include:

Outstanding Trails and Clubs (2006-2013)


Dutch John Trail, N.C. – The Carolina Trail Blazers 4WD Club

Kansas Rocks Recreation Park, Kan. – The Brush Beater Jeep Club

Truckhaven, Calif. – Tierra Del Sol


Mirror Lake Trail, Calif. – Visalia Lock and Low 4-Wheel Drive Club

Blanca Peak Trail, Colo. – Creeper Jeepers Gang of Durango

Bents and Dents Trail, Ala. – Central Alabama Off-Road Society


Interlake Trail 19, Ind. – Indiana Four Wheel Drive Association

Morrison Jeep Trail, Wyo. – Magic City 4-Wheelers Inc.

Dusy-Ershim OHV Route, Calif. ­– Four Wheel Drive Club of Fresno


Rausch Creek, Pa. – PA Jeeps

Drummond Island, Mich. – Drummond Island Off-Road Club

Yacolt, Wash. – Crystal Crowder

Johnson Valley, Calif. – Victor Valley 4 Wheelers

Holy Cross, Colo. – Big Horn Jeep Club


Barnwell, Texas – Texas Motorized Trails Coalition

Fordyce Creek, Calif. – Friends of Fordyce Club


Superstition Mountain, Calif. – San Diego 4 Wheelers Off-Road Club

Blacktail/Wild Bill National Recreation Trail, Mont. – Skyliners Four Wheel Drive Club, Inc.

Iron Range, Minn. – Northern Minnesota Jeepers Club

Pritchett Canyon, Utah – Moab Friends-For-Wheelin’ Club

Quinn Trail, Ontario, Canada – Ottawa Valley Offroaders Club

Beasley Knob, Ga. – Georgia Bounty Runners 4WD Club


Rubicon, Calif. – The Rubicon Trail Foundation

Flat Nasty, Mo. – Capital City Crawlers

Tillamook, Ore. – Raven Off-Road OHV Club

Redbird, Ind. – Four Wheels to Freedom 4WD Club

Poughkeepsie Gulch, Colo. – Western Slope 4-Wheelers

Whipsaw Trail, B.C. – Rover-Landers of British Columbia


Naches Pass, Wash. – Pacific Northwest Four-Wheel Drive Association

Upper Tellico, N.C. – Southern Four Wheel Drive Association

Pyeatt Draw, Ariz. – Rim Country 4 Wheelers

Black Bear Pass, Colo. – Creeper Jeepers Gang of Durango

Hell’s Revenge, Utah – Red Rock 4-Wheelers, Inc.


About the Outstanding Trails Program

The BFGoodrich® Tires Outstanding Trails program was established in 2006 to raise awareness for responsible use and preservation of off-road trails while providing support in the trails’ conservation efforts.


Both UFWDA and Blue Ribbon Coalition are non-profit organizations dedicated to responsible and ethical outdoor recreation.  BFGoodrich Tires collaborated with these two groups to select the finest off-road trails and continues to work with these organizations on restoration and education initiatives.


United Four Wheel Drive Associations is the world’s leading representative of all-brand, four wheel-drive enthusiasts.  UFWDA benefits, developed and tested over the past 30 years, include four-wheel-drive safety and awareness education; such user ethics programs as adopt-a-road, conservation volunteer and volunteer trail patrol; assistance with new club formation; education seminars to aid four wheelers through complex state and federal programs affecting trail access;  internet forums designed to instantly connect members globally; and unlimited member access to its full-time legislative advocate and nationally recognized attorney who works exclusively for four-wheel-drive enthusiasts to protect access and prevent road and trail closures.  For more information on the UFWDA log on to www.ufwda.org


The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) is a national non-profit organization that champions responsible recreation and encourages a strong conservation ethic and individual stewardship, while providing leadership in efforts to keep outdoor recreation alive and well — all sports; all trails.  With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, participation in the administrative process, outreach, education and collaboration among recreationists. BRC works with land managers to provide recreation opportunities preserve resources and promote cooperation with other public land users. BRC is recognized nationwide for its credible staff of landuse and recreation professionals, as well as a legal team with nearly 30 years of accomplishments.  Learn more at www.BlueRibbonCoalition.Org).

With more than 100 years of heritage, BFGoodrich® Tires is dedicated to providing high performance tires for those who have a passion for driving in virtually any environment. Combining technical expertise with 40 years of motorsports experience, BFGoodrich Tires delivers tires for a full range of driving experiences from ultra-high performance street to off-road terrain with one common theme – extreme performance. Come upgrade your performance with BFGoodrich and see where our tires can take you at www.BFGoodrichTires.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BFGoodrichTires or on Twitter at @BFGoodrichTires.

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