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Yamaha Announces Second Quarter OHV Access Initiative ‘GRANTs’

$50,000 GRANTed to Five Recipients in Q2; Nearly $1.5 Million to Date Promoting Safe, Responsible OHV Riding and Sustainable, Open Access for Motorized Recreation


Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., awarded more than $50,000 in GRANTs
(Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) to ATV riding
clubs and public land management agencies across the country in the OHV
Access Initiative’s mid-year funding cycle for 2010.

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“Two years into the program, we continue to see the OHV community
respond and apply for resources with well-designed projects that support
the safety and sustainability of motorized recreation nationwide,” says
Mike Martinez, general manager of Yamaha’s ATV and side-by-side

Since the introduction of the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative in 2008,
129 organizations have received GRANT funding for projects that directly
support responsible OHV riding and open access for motorized

“As we evaluate the effectiveness of the OHV Access Initiative, it is
clear that a significant portion of our GRANTs benefit areas that might
otherwise be lost to OHV riding,” says Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS
marketing manager. “Our GRANTs are supporting local, state and federal
public lands in 30 states, and we know there are still many critical
areas that need funding. If your riding area needs help, we strongly
encourage you to consider submitting an application.”


Yamaha GRANTs were awarded to five qualified recipients from
applications received during the program’s second quarter funding cycle.

Awardees include:

• Arkansas Trail Blazers ATV Club

• U.S. Bureau of Land Management — Pocatello, Idaho

• Mountain Trail Riders Association — Jonesborough, Tenn.

• Red Rock Rider’s ATV Club — Pengilly, Minn.

• Washington State Department of Natural Resources — Capitol State Forest

For guidelines, an application form or information on the OHV Access Initiative, visit
For specific questions about the OHV Access Initiative, call Yamaha’s
dedicated OHV Access Initiative Hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL
(877-648-8724) or email [email protected].

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