Yamaha Has Spent $4M in 10 Years Helping to Develop Riding Areas

The Yamaha Outdoors Access Initiative is celebrating its 10th birthday.

The program was started a decade ago with a single goal, “to assist and support outdoor enthusiasts working to protect and improve access to public land, and educate the public on its safe, sustainable recreational use.”

Since it began back in 2008, the program has sunk about $4 million into funding for over 300 different projects in the form of grants. Yamaha is continually looking for worthy projects from the ATV, side-by-side, motorcycle, snowmobile and outdoors community.

The celebration of its birthday coincides with Yamaha announcing its last grant recipients of 2018. Funding will go to help things like bridge building, buying new communication equipment, and trail clean-up. The recipients are:

  • Border Riders Sportsman Club – Jackman, ME
  • Desert Group Search & Rescue Volunteers – Boron, CA
  • Natural Restorations – Gilbert, AZ
  • Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Association – Sault Ste. Marie, MI

If you think you have a worthy project, you can submit your own grant application right here.