Benicia, CA (November 19) – On November 16, 2009, Cycle Gear, the country’s largest retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories, presented a check for $10,000 to the BlueRibbon Coalition in support of the organization’s efforts to ensure continued access to public lands.
The check presentation symbolized Cycle Gear’s total donation to BRC via its Trail Access Fund of matching funds in 2009. This is the 7th year in a row in which Cycle Gear matches (dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 per annum) club and rider donations to the Fund.
Dave Bertram, off-road hero and CEO of Cycle Gear, states, “Despite the tough economic times that we all are facing, Cycle Gear is committed to this grant program in support of BRC’s efforts to successfully champion our right to access trail-based recreation on public lands.”
“The OHV community is facing serious and never-ending challenges that threaten our sport. Now is not the time for the off-road business community to abrogate our responsibility to continue support for access groups that fight to protect our rights to ride on federal and state lands,” Bertram said.
Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, said, “This generous donation by Cycle Gear will help BRC continue its OHV advocacy efforts and is greatly appreciated by the organization and our members. It’s critically important support programs like this that will help fund our land-use efforts in 2010.”
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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national (non-profit) trail-saving group that represents over 600,000 recreationists nationwide The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season is beginning. Federal employees, please mark BlueRibbon Coalition and Check #11402 on your CFC pledge form to support our efforts to protect your access. Join us at 1-800-258-3742 http://www.sharetrails.org