The beautiful state of Arizona has provided us with an amazing place to run our business and to call home. We know that each one of us plays a role in conserving Arizona for today, tomorrow, the next year and the next generation.
At Baja Racing Gear, we believe in being respectful and responsible on the trail, as well as “giving back” to the public lands that have given so much to us.
Baja Racing Gear partners with and supports Tread Lightly! This national nonprofit organization centers on a mission to promote responsible, motorized recreation through stewardship/conservation programs and off-road ethics education to ensure motorized recreation opportunities are accessible for future generations.
As off-road and outdoor recreation continue to grow in popularity, so do the impacts on public land and trails. Tread Lightly! works with industry partners, like Baja Racing Gear; public land agencies and enthusiasts to maintain access to these places by promoting minimal impact recreation. Supporters of Tread Lightly! practice environmentally responsible outdoor recreation by adhering to the T.R.E.A.D. principles, an outdoor ethics message that promotes minimal impact recreation on land and water.
The T.R.E.A.D. Principles include:
Travel responsibly on land by staying on designated roads, trails, and area. Go over, not around, obstacles to avoid widening the trails. Cross streams only at designated fords. When possible, avoid wet, muddy trails.
RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS
Respect the rights of others, including private property owners, all recreational trail users, campers, and others so they can enjoy their recreational activities undisturbed. Leave gates as you found them. Yield right of way to those passing you or going uphill.
Educate yourself prior to your trip by obtaining travel maps and regulations from public agencies. Plan for your trip, take recreation skills classes, and know-how to operate your equipment safely.
AVOID SENSITIVE AREAS
Avoid sensitive areas on land such as meadows, lake shores, wetlands, and streams. Stay on designated routes. This protects wildlife habitats and sensitive soils from damage. Don’t disturb historical, archeological, or paleontological sites.
DO YOUR PART
Do your part by modeling appropriate behavior, leaving the area better than you found it, properly disposing of waste, minimizing the use of fire, avoiding the spread of invasive species, and repairing degraded areas.