Yamaha Takes Lead in Support of Motorized Outdoor Recreation

More than $150,000 Awarded in Q2 Expanding Access and RecreationOpportunities Throughout the U.S.

Kennesaw, Ga. – October 17, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative contributed more than $150,000 in funds and equipment to 12 grant recipients in the second quarter of 2017. This quarter reflected the program’s broad appeal to the motorized and outdoor recreation community with several projects focused on creating and protecting motorcycle access and riding opportunities across the country.

“From a ground-up motorcycle riding park in Cleveland to restoring trails damaged by California wildfires, the projects submitted this quarter speak to the diversity of recreation opportunities the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative supports,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s Recreational Vehicle Group vice president. “The common denominator for outdoor recreation of all types is access to land, and the Access Initiative is here to support those who show the initiative to take on the projects that make it possible.”

As the powersports industry’s leading land access advocate protecting the interests of those who work and play outdoors, Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative supports off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders, as well as those who rely on land access to camp, hunt, fish or farm. The 2017 second quarter Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative grant recipients are as follows:

  • City of Cleveland, Ohio
  • Friends of Cow Mountain: Ukiah, CA
  • Friends of the Dillon Ranger District: Silverthorne, CO
  • Indian Valley Creek ATV Club: Fayette County, PA
  • Marion County 4-H Club: Ocala, FL
  • Nevada County Woods Riders: Nevada, CA
  • North Country ATV: New Stratford, NH
  • Quail Forever: GA Chapter
  • Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation: National
  • Stewards of the Sequoia: Wofford Heights, CA
  • Thunder Mountain Wheelers: Delta, CO
  • Utah Community-Based Conservation Program/Utah State University: Utah

The Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative continues to accept qualified applications for consideration of support and funding. For more information on the Outdoor Access Initiative, or to submit a grant application, visit www.YamahaOAI.com.