Barnwell Mountain, that is.
More than 100 off-road enthusiasts and members of the Texas Motorized Trails Coalition (TMTC) gathered Saturday to celebrate as BFGoodrich Tires named Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area as one of its 2009 Outstanding Trails and awarded the club a grant. The Barnwell Mountain Recreation Arear Gilmer, Texas features a system of trails in an 1,800-acre park featuring scramble areas, training hills and rock crawls. The BFGoodrich grant will be used to preserve the trail system and continue conservation efforts for one of America's premier areas for off-roading.
BFGoodrich Tires, working in conjunction with Tread Lightly! and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), chose the Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area because it provides riding opportunities for many skill levels on varied terrain – rock, dirt, mud and hills.
"Barnwell is an off-roader’s paradise because it offers activities for every type of off-roader and obstacles that cover the board in difficulty and skill levels,” said Joe Mazur, light truck brand category manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “We’re honored to join with the Texas Motorized Trails Coalition to help in the conservation efforts for this amazing off-road park.”
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. Since its inception, the Outstanding Trails program has recognized 17 off-road trails in 14 states and two in Canada. The program has also given $62,000 in grants to clubs and seen more than 2,000 participants at trail events. To learn more, visit the Outstanding Trails Website.