We want your support! As an organization that fights hard to protect access for all forms of motorsports, one of the most common questions we get from members is how do original equipment manufacturers support our efforts. The short answer is some have been supportive, and some have not. We are incredibly grateful to have recently received a grant from the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative to support trail inventory work for our engagement in the travel management planning in Utah.
We learned that when we go to the OEMs with a plan and compelling justification for their support, they will support our work. We are working on important things like protecting access to over 10,000+ miles of roads in Utah, we’re the only national group mobilizing to protect dispersed camping nationwide, and we’re constantly engaged in numerous administrative decisions across the nation. We have recently applied for other grants, and one application was for a grant with the Polaris T.R.A.I.L.S program.
One of the sections of the application related to how connected we are to the community of their customers. We have a large base of membership. Our social media followings are decent. And, we are connected to hundreds of groups and influencers who help us spread our message.
Nevertheless, this requirement got us thinking that the best way to increase our competitiveness for grants like this is to show Polaris, and some of the other groups we are applying with that we are you, and you are their customers.
We drafted a letter to Polaris’ Director of Branding and Corporate Partnerships to solicit their support and request a meeting to discuss in more detail our organization’s mission and current projects. We want to give you an opportunity to add your name to this letter.
You can read the letter here:
I would hope Polaris would step up its fight to keep trails open. We need some help. My RZR longs to ride.
Dirt Bike Channel and Kyle Brotherson brought me here.
I second that! Thanks Kyle for shining a light on this Great organization.
The ones we battle have insatiable greed, and top notch funding, it’s an uphill battle, we need some bigger guns on our side!!
You’ll be glad you supported share the trails
It would be nice to see them show their support
I have been riding Polaris snowmobiles me entire life, and the areas we ride are under constant threat of being shut down by environmental groups with deep pockets. Organizations like Blue Ribbon Coalition are the best defense we have to keep our public lands open for all to enjoy
We had Destination Polaris in Millard County filming for several days this spring. It was great to have them here, the off road market has exploded. We need the help of the OHV riders to get involved, little by little our public lands are being taken away from us. Get involved now.
Please pull out all of the stops in supporting us to keeps roads and trails open.
Please support the cause, all aspects of our recreational opportunities 50 in under and over are constantly being reduced or eliminated. If we as members of the off road community do t come together as a much larger group they will continue to pick us apart trail by trail.
I don’t own any Polaris ATVS or SxS vehicles, but I have owned at least 8 different Polaris snowmobiles over the last 15 years. I fully support Polaris supporting BRC efforts to keep trails open to the public!