The devil went down to Georgia, and they made him clean up a trail!
Our good friends at BFGoodrich and Tread Lightly! have teamed up again on their Outstanding Trails! initiative, and this month's lucky recipient is Beasley Knob, Georgia. teaming up with the Georgia Bounty Runners 4WD Club (pictured), Goodrich reps delivered a grant to the club for its work to keep the Knob open and accessible to the public. Full press release below the break.
Located in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest just a few miles east of Blairsville, Ga, the Beasley Knob OHV Area was honored today by BFGoodrich Tires as one of the 2008 Outstanding Trails. More than 50 off-road enthusiasts and members of the Georgia Bounty Runners 4WD club were in attendance as BFGoodrich Tires presented a grant to the club’s president. The grant will be used to preserve the scenic trails and continue conservation efforts for one of America’s picture-perfect areas for off-roading.
BFGoodrich Tires, working in conjunction with Tread Lightly! and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), chose Beasley Knob as one of the 2008 Outstanding Trails for its experienced steep mountain terrain that offers off-roaders a wide variety of challenging rides. Many trails within the system are classified as difficult to most difficult and thus the area is recommended for experienced riders only.
“With a combination of steep and tight terrain, the Beasley Knob OHV Area provides just the right balance of leveled obstacles for the skilled off-roader, making it a great choice for the 2008 Outstanding Trails program,” said Gary Enterline, light truck product manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “As an off-road enthusiast myself, we’re honored to join with the Georgia Bounty Runners to help in the conservation efforts for this amazing off-road trail system.”
The Georgia Bounty Runners 4WD Club is an organization of 4WD enthusiasts dedicated to enjoying the backcountry experience while promoting safe and responsible use, family values, conservation, multi-use access, and camaraderie. They support the principles of Tread Lightly! and welcome 4WD enthusiasts of all levels.
“We are so honored to have Beasley Knob named as one of the 2008 Outstanding Trails,” said Lane Bailey, president of the Georgia Bounty Runner. “The trail system offers experienced off-roaders a little bit of everything and we are so pleased that this grant money can be used for the future of preserving Beasley Knob OHV area and its many trails.
Launched in 2006, the BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails program is dedicated to the responsible use, and preservation of, off-road trails while providing aid in the trails’ conservation efforts. Over the past two years, the Outstanding Trails program has recognized 11 off-road trails in nine states and one in Canada. The program has also given $42,000 in grants to clubs and seen more than 1,700 participants in trail events.