The Thunder Mountain Wheelers (TMW) ATV Club, with help from Grand Mesa Motor Sports of Delta, applied for and received a $7,315 grant from the Yamaha OHV Access Initiative for the fabrication of three power dump trailers to use for OHV trail maintenance, restoration and repair. TMW volunteers maintain 175-plus miles of designated OHV trails each year through the Forest Service and BLM "Adopt A Trail Program" on the Grand Mesa, Gunnison and Uncompahgre public lands.
The Yamaha OHV Access Initiative is a proactive, grassroots program supported by Yamaha dealers and customers nationwide promoting safe, responsible riding and sustainable, open riding areas. Through the OHV Access Initiative, Yamaha Motor Corporation USA provides GRANTs to deserving organization to help further the program's goal of Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation's Trails.
Mike LeMaster, TMW vice president, says the trailers have been needed for years. "We need the custom-built trailers because the regular manufactured trailer you can buy won't hold up to the loads and demands put on them," he explained. "These trailers also have to comply with the 50-inch width requirements put forth by the Forest Service for all ATVs. Yamaha and one other manufacturer are the only ATV manufacturers that make OHV grants available to clubs.
"Thunder Mountain Wheelers would like to thank Yamaha Corporation and Kevin Anderson at Grand Mesa Motor Sports for their continual support of the OHV community," LeMaster concluded.blog comments powered by Disqus