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Cycle Gear Donates To Keep Trails Open In 2013

February 21, 2013 5:51 PM

BENICIA, CA (February 21, 2013) -- Cycle Gear, the country's largest retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories, pledges $10,000 to the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) in support of the organization's efforts to ensure continued access to public lands.

The donation highlights Cycle Gear's total fiscal commitment to the BRC Trail Access Fund for 2013.  This is the 11th year in a row in which Cycle Gear matches club and rider donations -dollar for dollar- to the Fund (up to $10,000 per year).

Dave Bertram, 5-time ISDE gold medalist, two-time national off-road champion and CEO of Cycle Gear, states, "Many challenges continue to confront trail enthusiasts who like to ride on state and federal lands.  Cycle Gear is proud of this grant program that supports BRC's efforts to successfully champion responsible motorized recreation on designated roads, trails, and areas."

"Unwarranted lawsuits, overzealous regulators, and agenda-driven politicians continue to threaten family-oriented OHV recreation with closures on a daily basis.  The off-road business community must continue to support access groups that fight to protect our rights to enjoy public lands." Bertram said.

Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, said, "This continued support from Cycle Gear in 2013 will help us in the fight to keep riding areas open for OHV recreation."

About Cycle Gear:
Cycle Gear(r) Inc. is the country's largest retailer of motorcycle and power sports apparel, parts and accessories. Since 1974 Cycle Gear's product selection and superior service have delighted enthusiasts. With stores nationwide, ecommerce and mobile websites, Cycle Gear provides access and unbeatable prices to riders wherever they are. As an employee-owned company of motorcycle enthusiasts, the Cycle Gear Team takes enormous personal pride in providing its "100% Satisfaction - Guarantee," which includes: 7-Day No Hassle Helmet Exchange, 30-Day Best Price Guarantee, Easy Returns: In-Store or On-Line, and No Restocking Fees -ever. Visit one of many store locations or online at www.cyclegear.com today.

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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. 1-800-BLUERIB - http://archive.sharetrails.org.

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BOISE, ID (May 31, 2016) -- Sharetrails.org/BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national trail-based recreation group, today slammed recent decisions that would severely restrict off-highway vehicle (OHV) events and trail improvements in many areas in eastern California and Nevada.  The changes, in the name of sage grouse management, were demanded by a handful of preservationist special interest groups.

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MISSOULA, MT (November 23, 2015) --Various organizations, led by the Ten Lakes Snowmobile Club, have filed a lawsuit challenging U.S. Forest Service planning efforts on the Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests.  The complaint, filed on November 12, 2015, in federal court for the U.S.

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November 23, 2015 10:38 AM

POCATELLO, ID (November 23, 2015) – Early last week, the BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org joined with other recreation groups in a letter sent to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in support of a balanced approach to managing public lands as part of the Moab Master Leasing Plan.

The letter addressed to BLM serves as formal comments from OHV stakeholders.  It also represents an effort between motorized and non-motorized recreation groups working together for the protection of outdoor recreation resources on public lands.

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