Suwanee, Ga.-based Omix-ADA, a manufacturer of Jeep, truck and off-road accessories, has launched a new program to advance and protect the off-road hobby.
The Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program will provide grants to nonprofit organizations in an effort to keep recreational trails open, according to Omix-ADA.
“The Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program was created to back efforts to keep public trails open to full-sized four-wheel drive off-road use,” said Dave Logan, product manager at Omix-ADA and an international four-wheel drive trainer. “Omix-ADA will always support the off-road hobby; we recognize that for us and others within the off-road automotive aftermarket (that) no trails means no sales.”
Omix-ADA also made an initial $50,000 donation at the 2013 SEMA Show to the program in support of organizations fighting for trail access.
Non-profit organizations can apply online for grants of up to $5,000 by visiting www.ruggedridge.com/trailaccess. Only one grant per year will be awarded to any given organization. Grants can be designated for use toward education, stewardship, litigation or any other activity advocating the conservation of public land and access to recreational trails.