As many of you know, Trail Trust, Fox Factory’s grant initiative has supported NOHVCC by sponsoring a Great Trails Workshop in North Carolina (learn more here and here) and a recently completed Workshop in Alabama. Now, NOHVCC is proud to announce an ongoing partnership with Trail Trust which will help NOHVCC continue to deliver training and other services to help NOHVCC meet its mission of creating a positive future for OHV recreation.
NOHVCC Executive Director, Duane Taylor said, “Fox Factory and Trail Trust have really stepped up to the plate to help support NOHVCC. The ongoing funding will not only help us with Workshops, but also provide opportunities to enhance our Annual Conferences. This means that Trail Trust will help the future of OHV recreation as NOHVCC works to ensure that OHV enthusiasts, clubs, associations, and managers have the tools they need to support safe and responsible access for OHVs across the country.”
Background on Trail Trust from Fox Factory:
Fox Factory created Trail Trust to provide grants to organizations helping to preserve the places we love to play. The goal is to bring together diverse communities to build, maintain, and expand access to trails. In short, we want to make sure that the thrill of the ride can live on forever.
Trail Trust is FOX Factory’s signature community investment program. Our products are an integral part of outdoor adventuring – from mountain biking and motorcycling, to off-roading and snowmobiling. With that, comes the responsibility to promote the responsible use of land amongst outdoor enthusiasts and protect our shared playground. We also want to expand access to outdoor sports, acknowledging the importance of providing under-represented groups with opportunities to participate in activities that have historically engaged a fairly homogenous population.
Below is the Trail Trust press release announcing Q3 2022 grant recipients:
Trail Trust is stoked to announce its third installment of quarterly funding as a Fox Factory initiative. Fifteen nonprofits are receiving more than $160,000 to help deliver sustainable adventure to all.
“Fox Factory is committed to expanding access to the outdoors – because everyone deserves the thrill of adventure,” said Jackie Martin, Fox’s Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer. “We couldn’t do this without our amazing nonprofit partners who are putting in the work in diverse communities across the globe. We’re nearly one year into Trail Trust, and we’re just getting started.”
The Q3 2022 Trail Trust grant recipients are:
Bearings Bike Shop – Support the Frameworks Advanced Job Training program to create skill-building opportunities through real life work experience in the context of a bike shop
Catalyst Sports – Transport more adaptive bikes to more local trails through the Get Off the Pavement Program
Focused Communities Strategies – Support Historic South Atlanta youth bike team in learning to ride, repair their bicycles, and explore the history of their local community
Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association – Perform trail maintenance on the Mandatory Caution Trail
Hastings Valley Mountain Bike Riders Club – Maintain Jolly Nose Mountain Bike trails in the Queens Lake Nature Reserve
Hunter Mountain Bike Association – Advance opportunities for adaptive mountain bikers in NSW
Indigenous Women Outdoors – Provide more opportunities for Indigenous women to connect with the outdoors through mountain biking
MTB-Murgtal e.V. – Construct a trail in Obertsrot that will serve as a pilot for further projects in the Murgtal Valley
NICA – Provide support for community-level GRiT (Girls Riding Together) events to bring more girls and women into cycling
National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council – Enhance responsible OHV recreation through hosting Great Trails Workshops and equipment trainings and conducting trail assessments
Salida Mountain Trails – Complete the missing link in the Rise-N-Shine beginner-friendly trail to convert an unmaintained social trail into an official extension
San Diego Mountain Biking Association – Improve rideability and durability of the Sweetwater Bike Park
Pisgah Area SORBA – Reroute Butter Gap fall line trail to provide an environmentally-sustainable trail alternative
Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association – Build 900m extension to Miki’s Magic trail which will be built with adaptive riders’ needs at the forefront
Wild Diversity – Launch a new mountain bike program specifically for the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community
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