BFG-Trails-5-31-11Moab, Utah - BFGoodrich Tires, in collaboration with Tread Lightly and United Four-Wheel Drive Association (UFWDA), announced in Moab yesterday the recipients of the 2013 Outstanding Trails program. Nominated for uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following, the trails selected for this year’s program are:

- Dutch John Trail at the Uwharrie National Forest in Troy, North Carolina- Kansas Rocks Recreation Park in Mapleton, Kansas
- Truckhaven in Salton Sea, California

POMONA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2012) – BFGoodrich® Tires today announced that nominations are now open for the 2013 Outstanding Trails program. Off-road clubs in the U.S. and Canada may now submit trails in their area that they believe are worthy of a grant for maintenance or refurbishing. Nominations may be made via Facebook or Twitter.

Trails are selected based on uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following.

“Off-road communities demonstrate true enthusiasm for the sport and passion for our products,” said Rodrigo Alonso, light-truck brand category manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “Being able to give back to this community by helping maintain and refurbish off-road playgrounds is our way of showing appreciation.”

BFGoodrich Tires honored the Dusy-Ershim OHV Trail in Sanger, Calif., over the weekend as one of the 2011 Outstanding Trails. For the first time ever, fans in the off-road community were given the power to vote for their favorite off-road trail, and Dusy-Ershim came out on top. Off-road enthusiasts and members of the Four Wheel Drive Club of Fresno, Calif., were in attendance as BFGoodrich Tires presented a grant of $4,000 to the club. The grant will be used to preserve the scenic trail and continue conservation efforts for one of America’s most beautiful areas for off-roading.

Dusy-Ershim OHV Trail in the Sierra National Forest offers 33 miles of high mountain meadows, creeks, six natural lakes, unique granite mountains, cliffs and panoramic views at 10,200 feet. The trail is a major challenge for drivers, and having advanced driving skills is highly recommended. Dusy-Ershim offers the perfect escape, because it does not cross any roads or other OHV trails. It also has many foot trails, lakes and creeks that are accessible to walkers and hikers.

Located in Clark, Wyo., Morrison Trail was honored this past weekend by BFGoodrich® Tires as one of the 2011 Outstanding Trails. Off-road enthusiasts and members of the Magic City 4-Wheelers, Inc. were in attendance as BFGoodrich Tires presented a grant of $4,000 to the club. The grant will be used to preserve the scenic off-highway trail system and continue conservation efforts for one of America’s most beautiful areas for off-roading.

Morrison Trail, in Wyoming’s Shoshone National Forest, offers various types of terrain including arid canyons, alpine forests, high mountain meadows and small lakes at 10,000 feet. Hitting the trail shortly after it opens in mid-July is a gift as off-road enthusiasts will have the pleasure of experiencing a carpet of beautiful wildflowers in the meadows. The panoramic views from almost every part of the trail are breathtaking and inspiring.

On April 21, 2011, BFGoodrich Tires invited members of the off-road community to cast their votes for one of four BFGoodrich Tires’ pre-selected Outstanding Trails and clubs. Since the launch of the 2011 Outstanding Trails vote, BFGoodrich Tires encountered an issue with the voting site when “voting bots,” programs designed to cast multiple votes in milliseconds, infiltrated the site and caused an unfair voting situation.

In an effort to make the vote fair and beneficial for all four clubs, BFGoodrich Tires will eliminate all votes submitted on the voting site prior to April 26, 2011. The site will continue to offer consumers the option of voting once a day per IP address. BFGoodrich Tires has also made a contribution of $500 to each club for use at their trail.

To ensure that the clubs get as many votes as possible, BFGoodrich will extend the voting period an additional two weeks. The new voting deadline will be 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, June 30, 2011. The Outstanding Trail that garners the most votes will be announced on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at www.BFGoodrichTires.com.