Trail Trust expands access to outdoor adventure with more

DULUTH, Ga., July 22. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trail Trust awards more than $210,000 to 24 nonprofit organizations to expand outdoor educational and experiential opportunities. This is the second installment of quarterly funding under an initiative by Fox Factory.

Grant recipients are located in the United States, Canada, Germany, Mexico, and Armenia, and serve riders and drivers in a variety of vehicle categories, including snowmobiles, ATVs, adapted bicycles, all-terrain vehicles. -terrain, motorcycles, electric bicycles and land vehicles. Vehicles.

“The projects we have selected for this round demonstrate the full scope of what we are trying to achieve with Trail Trust. From supporting youth educational programs on off-road vehicles and adaptive trail maintenance, to sustainably improving trails and community bike parks, all projects reflect our mission to provide sustainable adventure to all,” said Jackie Martin, director of goals and inclusion at Fox Factory.

A full list of this quarter’s recipients is available at www.trailtrust.com.

“We are delighted to partner with Bikepark Trippstadt and Flowtrail Landstul,” said Oliver Ernst, Fox Factory’s Managing Director for Europe. “These are our first Trail Trust partners in Germany, where Fox Factory employs over 70 people and provides mountain biking products and services in the region. The projects will expand opportunities for everyone to experience the joys of mountain biking, including the younger generation. It’s important that we give back to our local community where many of our employees enjoy cycling and experiencing the outdoors.

Thirteen of this quarter’s grants focus on expanding access to outdoor adventure, an important goal of the Trail Trust.

The Kootenay Adaptive Sports Association, based in British Columbia, is a world leader in the development and access to adaptive mountain biking. The Trail Trust grant will support their development of new adaptive trail building guidelines, demonstration days to provide free recreational opportunities for people with disabilities, stakeholder engagement sessions and instructor certification courses.

Trail Trust is the presenting sponsor of Warfighter Made’s new youth education program, BOLT, also known as Building Off-road Leaders of Tomorrow. Warfighter Made adapts and customizes injured veteran vehicles and hosts off-road events and recreational therapy retreats. BOLT provides children of veterans with a character development program focused on safe and responsible off-road recreation.

Warfighter Made Executive Director Kristyn Novoa explains, “We will focus on respecting the environment and ecosystems to preserve our trails for others to enjoy in the future. Our goal is to create leaders in the off-road community who will inspire and encourage others to follow their example.

The Trail Trust’s mission resonates deeply with our employees, whose love of outdoor adventure is often what brought them to Fox. “We look forward to on-the-ground volunteer opportunities with our new partners, whenever possible,” shares Amanda Scott, Fox’s social impact manager. “Harnessing the passion of our employees and connecting them directly with our partners is a win-win situation for our employees and our communities.

Follow the Trail Trust journey at www.trailtrust.com. The website now features a stories section called “The Journal” which highlights the partners and showcases the impact of their work.

How to register

Information about the Trail Trust program, eligibility criteria and application form are available at www.trailtrust.com. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are assessed quarterly by the Trail Trust Review Board.

For specific questions about the Trail Trust initiative, email [email protected]

About Trail Trust and Fox Factory

Fox Factory created Trail Trust to provide grants to organizations that help preserve the places we love to play. The goal is to bring diverse communities together to build, maintain and expand access to trails. In short, we want to make sure the thrill of the ride can last forever. Since launching in November 2021, Trail Trust has donated over $800,000 to over 55 nonprofits.

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