Yamaha Puts Up $500K in 2019 To Help Build Off-Road Areas

Yamaha is once again pledging a hefty sum of money to help outdoor enthusiasts build places to ride.

Through the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI), Yamaha will grant $500,000 in 2019 to different clubs that apply. The current cycle of funding saw Yamaha donate over $130,000 to various off-road clubs around the country.

As long as the money is being using to support efforts to protect, improve access to and educate folks about public lands, Yamaha will consider any club for a grant.

“The government shutdown earlier this year put admittance to many public lands and recreational opportunities further at risk, yet thanks to the incredible support of grassroots organizations across the country, many of these properties have remained open for everyone to enjoy,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha motorsports group marketing manager. “The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative has been committed to supporting and protecting outdoor recreation for over a decade by providing resources to make a difference in the quality and sustainability of access to our nation’s public land.”

The program has been running for 10 years now and in that time, Yamaha has donated about four million dollars in funding to 300 different clubs.

Here are just some of the clubs that received a grant in this current round of funding. If you’re interested in contacting Yamaha to receive some money for your club, you can visit https://www.yamahaoai.com/.

·       Marion County 4H Association – Ocala, Florida
·       Mississippi State University Extension 4-H – Mississippi State, Mississippi
·       National Hunting and Fishing Day
·       Off-Road Riders Association, Black Hills National Forest – Rapid City, South Dakota
·       Oregon Department of Forestry, Tillamook State Forest – Tillamook, Oregon
·       Over the Hills Gang ATV Club – Outing, Minnesota
·       Schoolcraft County Motorized Trail Association – Manistique, Michigan
·       Southern Trail Advocates and Riders – Jamestown, South Carolina
·       Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation – Columbus, Ohio
·       Stillwater Trail Riders – Stillwater, Oklahoma
·       Toledo Trail Riders – Swanton, Ohio
·       Yakima Valley Dust Dodgers Motorcycle Club – Yakima, Washington
·       Your Forests Your Future/Salmon Valley Stewardship – Jackson, Wyoming