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Cycle Gear Pledges $10,000 To Protect Access

March 02, 2015 5:48 PM

BENICIA, CA (March 02, 2015) -- Cycle Gear, the country's largest retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories, recently pledged $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 2015. This is the 13th 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, former CEO, and current member of Cycle Gear's Board of Directors, states, "There are many challenges that confront OHV enthusiasts who like to ride at state vehicular recreation areas, county OHV parks and federal lands. Cycle Gear is proud to partner with BRC in our Trail Fund Grant Program."
 
"With the BLM getting ready to launch their own version of the FS Travel Management Rule that closed thousands of miles of historic trails and enduro routes, it will be even more important for off-roaders to support BRC and its efforts to protect our rights to recreate on public lands," Bertram said.

Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, said, "The riders I talk with always tell me how much they appreciate Cycle Gear's commitment to the sport. This grant program is a critical funding component for our land-use efforts."

About Cycle Gear:
Cycle Gear® 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 over 100 stores nationwide, ecommerce and mobile websites, Cycle Gear provides access and unbeatable prices to riders wherever they are. 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 (BRC) is a national non-profit organization that champions responsible recreation and encourages a strong conservation ethic and individual stewardship, while providing leadership in efforts to keep outdoor recreation alive and well -- all sports; all trails.  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 -  www.BlueRibbonCoalition.Org.

May 31, 2016 3:24 PM
Some of the many historic OHV routes in the Pine Nut Mountains

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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November 23, 2015 3:16 PM
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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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