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Yamaha Approves Nine OHV GRANTs in the Second Quarter of 2012

Yamaha
Motor Corp., U.S.A., Continues Aggressive Support of OHV Enthusiasts and Riding
Areas Topping $2 Million in GRANTs Since
2008

CYPRESS, Calif. –
August 1, 2012 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A.’s, OHV
Access Initiative
– the industry
leader in Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANTs) –
approved nine projects supporting responsible, safe OHV riding and open,
sustainable OHV access to trails and riding areas across the country.  The
second quarter GRANTs for 2012 exceeded $122,000 bringing Yamaha’s direct
investment in the OHV community nationwide to more than $2 million since its
inception in 2008.

 

The recent funding
cycle for the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative featured a new national partner in
the protection of recreational access to public lands.  The National Wild Turkey
Federation joins Yamaha’s growing list of national OHV industry and land
stewardship leaders.

“Yamaha is proud to work with diverse
organizations with a national reach to help bring needed attention to the
concerns facing motorized recreation in this country,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha
ATV and SxS marketing manager.  “Organizations such as TreadLightly, the
Off-Road Business Association and, now, the National Wild Turkey Federation,
utilize their networks to identify OHV riding area projects across the country,
bring them to our attention and coordinate resources to address issues large and
small for the benefit of the larger OHV community.”

 

These nine organizations were awarded
GRANTs totaling more than $122,000 in the second quarter 2012 funding cycle of
the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative:

  • ·         Missouri Mudders Enduro Riders
    Association – O’Fallon, Mo.
  • ·         Mountwood Park ATV Adventures –
    Parkesburg, W.Va.
  • ·         National Wild Turkey
    Federation
  • ·         Off-Road Business Association
    (ORBA)
  • ·         Red Rock Riders Association –
    Pengilly, Minn.
  • ·         Ride With Respect – Moab,
    Utah
  • ·         Sierra National Forest – Clovis,
    Calif.
  • ·        TreadLightly!
  • ·         Tri-County ATV Recreation and Rescue
    Association – Heilwood, Pa.

 

Yamaha is actively seeking qualified
projects at local, state and federal levels.  To date, projects have been funded
in 36 states across the country; click here to see a map of GRANT projects. The
current OHV Access Initiative GRANT application form and guidelines are
available online at www.yamahaohvaccess.com.  The deadline to submit an
application for consideration in the third quarter GRANT funding cycle for 2012
is September 29, 2012.
The remaining 2012 calendar for
GRANT application submission and review deadlines is as
follows:

 

Submission Schedule (Approval
Deadline)

  • ·
    July 1 – September 29, 2012 (October
    31, 2012)
  • ·
    October 1 – November 30, 2012
    (January 11, 2013)

 

About the
Yamaha OHV Access Initiative

The Yamaha OHV 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 organizations including OHV riding
clubs and associations, national, state and local public land use agencies and
other members of the OHV community in the United States.  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, trail safety and
    education

 

Updated guidelines, an application
form and information on the OHV Access Initiative are available here.  For specific questions about the
OHV Access Initiative, call Yamaha’s dedicated OHV Access Initiative Hotline
at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email OHVAccess@yamaha-motor.com or write to: Yamaha OHV Access
Initiative Review Committee, 6555 Katella Avenue, Cypress, CA
90630-5101.

 

About Yamaha Motor Corp.,
U.S.A.

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.,
(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.yamaha-motor.com.

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