The Leo Vince Trailhead Fund - Dirt Rider Magazine

AFTERMARKET MUFFLER MANUFACTURER KICKS OFF NATIONAL TRAIL BUILDING PROGRAM****RICHMOND, CA (April 26) - An international manufacturer of high performance motorcycle racing exhaust systems and quiet technology X3 off-road mufflers announces a new trail oriented grant fund program in partnership with a national recreation group. Leo Vince USA, a division of Sito Gruppo Industriale based in Monticello d'Alba, Italy has worked with the BlueRibbon Coalition in development of the Leo Vince Trailhead Fund. Leo Vince USA will donate funds to the Trailhead Fund which will be administered by the BlueRibbon Coalition. The intent of the program is to have grant monies available to help off-highway vehicle (OHV) clubs partner with land management agencies to care for, and enhance, responsible trail recreation on public lands. At the 2007 Indy Powersports Show, Pietro Mollo, founder of the parent company, stated, "Our company is proud to be in a position to help promote ecologically responsible OHV recreation on public lands in the United States of America. Most of our motorized forest trails have already been closed in Europe and we want to be part of the solution to keep them open in the USA." "We believe our state-of-the-art quiet technology off-road exhaust systems for dirt-bikes and all-terrain vehicles is a perfect fit in the establishment of this new trail program. It is our goal that funds raised be used to improve existing trail systems or to build new sustainable OHV routes for use by future generations," Mollo said. "The OHV industry has an important role in helping promote good land stewardship and this program is Leo Vince's commitment to that ideal," Mollo concludes.The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible use of public and private lands, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide. 1-800-258-3742. www.sharetrails.orgDon AmadorWestern RepresentativeBlueRibbon Coalition, Inc.555 Honey LaneOakley, CA 94561925.625.6287 Office925.625.5309 FAX925.783.1834