Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Announces Second Quarter GRANT Awards

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Announces Second Quarter GRANT Awards

                  Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Announces Second Quarter GRANT Awards

              Yamaha Supports Riding Clubs and Organizations Using OHVs to Enjoy the Outdoors


     Kennesaw, Ga. – Sept. 15, 2015 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announced the second quarter

   2015 GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) recipients from the Yamaha

   Outdoor Access Initiative. Nearly $60,000 was contributed this quarter to eight projects supporting

    the program’s industry-leading dedication to safe, responsible riding and open sustainable access

    to land, trails and riding areas for OHV users.


“Riding clubs, public land agencies and conservation organizations continue to reach out to the

Outdoor Access Initiative for support in expanding, maintaining and protecting access to OHV riding

opportunities,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s ATV/SxS group Vice President. “The scope of projects

this quarter include clearly marking trails through up-to-date signage, trail maintenance, and

installation of drainage systems and directional signage to create sustainable and legal access to

OHV trail riding.”


The following organizations received consideration in this funding cycle of the Yamaha Outdoor




  Alvwood Squaw Lake ATV Club – Blackduck, Minnesota

  Cowlitz Basin ORV Club – Randal, Washington

  Fort Riley Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (DFMWR) – Fort Riley, Kansas

  Indian Valley Creek ATV Club – White, Pennsylvania

  Jones Creek Trail Riders Association – Camas, Washington

  La Paz County – Arizona

  Wilderness Wheelers ATV Club – Bigfork, Minnesota

  Yampa Valley OHV Trailriders Club – Craig, Colorado


Riding clubs, outdoor enthusiast associations, land managers and conservationists can find

information about  the  Yamaha  Outdoor  Access  Initiative  at   www.yamahaoutdooraccess.com.  In 

addition  to downloading and reviewing the GRANT guidelines for submission, visitors can submit an

application with the required attachments directly to the online platform. Yamaha continues to seek

qualified projects and applications at local, state and federal levels. The next deadline to submit

a GRANT application is Wednesday, Sept, 30, 2015.


About the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative

The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative is the industry leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to

our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs). Through this program, Yamaha has directly and indirectly supported

thousands of miles of trails, maintained and rehabilitated countless riding areas, improved staging

areas, built bridges over fish-bearing streams and partnered with local riding communities across

the country to improve the OHV experience. Each quarter, Yamaha accepts applications from

non-profit or tax-exempt




Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Announces Second Quarter Grants organizations including OHV riding clubs and associations, national, state and local public land use agencies, outdoor enthusiast associations and land conservation groups with an interest in protecting, improving, expanding and/or maintaining access for safe, responsible and sustainable use by motorized off-road vehicles. A committee then reviews each application and awards GRANTs to deserving projects. Examples of appropriate projects for GRANTs include, but are not limited to:


  Trail development, restoration and maintenance

  Trail signage and map production

  Staging area construction, renovation and maintenance

  Land stewardship, safety and education


Updated guidelines, an application form and information on the Outdoor Access Initiative are

available here. For specific questions about the Outdoor Access Initiative, call Yamaha’s dedicated

hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email OHVAccess@yamaha-motor.com or write to:


Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Review Committee

6555 Katella Avenue

Cypress, CA 90630-5101


About Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, (YMUS), a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most

capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever- expanding product

offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats,

outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a

nationwide network of dealers in the United States.


Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in

Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information

on Yamaha, visit www.yamahamotorsports.com.


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ATVs over 90cc are recommended for use only by riders 16 years and older. ATVs up to 90cc are

recommended for use only by riders 10 years and older and always with adult supervision. SxS

Vehicles are recommended for use only by licensed drivers age 16 years and older.