TreadLightly! to Hold Charity Auction on eBay in Time for Holidays

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Tread Lightly! will hold its biggest-ever Annual Tread Lightly! Charity Auction on eBay November 1 -11, with more than 200 products donated from over 50 companies.  One hundred percent of the money raised will go to help keep off-road trails healthy and open to the public.

The big-ticket item this year is a brand new 2011 Grizzly 450 EPS ATV generously donated by Yamaha.  John Deere has also stepped up by donating a Gator CX utility vehicle.  The auction also includes plenty of powersports equipment, 4×4 accessories, hunting supplies, and outdoor gear.

This year the auction has been moved from the spring to the fall, to help supporters take care of their holiday shopping while taking care of the outdoors.  Bids are expected to start as low as 60% off retail prices.

“Giving right now is more important to saving access than ever before,” said Lori McCullough, Tread Lightly!’s executive director.  “We have some innovative campaigns and programs in the works, and this auction-our only major fundraiser of the year-is key in helping move those initiatives forward.”

Follow-up auctions will occur throughout November and December.   See a more extensive preview of the donated products at

Just a FEW of the products that will be auctioned starting November 1:

Grizzly 450 EPS ATV from Yamaha
Gator CX Utility Vehicle from John Deere
Camping, Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Gear from Cabela’s
TeraFlex SpeedBump Bumpstop Kit
M8000 Warn Winch
$100 Gift Certificate to Quadratec
Custom SignalR Mirrors from Muth Mirror Systems
$500 Gift Certificate to BDS Suspension
Bushwacker Flat Style Fender Flares for a Jeep XJ
$500 Gift Certificate to
PIAA OE Driving Lights from West Coast Offroad
Winch Isolators from Daystar Products
Crush Proof, Water Proof Case from Off Road Trail Tools
The Ultimate Jeep Gift Basket from California Jeep Authority
Remote Control Rock Crawler from Ultimate Offroad LLC
XT-485 X-treme Jack from Hi-Lift
Seat Belt Pads from Jettrim

– Tread Lightly!, Inc. is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through outdoor ethics education and stewardship.  Tread Lightly! is the nation’s signature ethics message for outdoor enthusiasts that use motorized vehicles.  The organization also offers unique training and restoration programs strategically designed to instill an ethic of responsibility in a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts and the industries that serve them.

* Published by JPFreek Jeep Adventure Magazine – The leader in Jeep and adventure enthusiast publications.

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