ConocoPhillips helps support safety education across Alaska.

Reaching some of Alaska’s more remote communities to provide safety education outreach can be challenging. Now thanks to ConocoPhillips, that effort got a bit easier thanks to a grant of $5,000 to help cover expenses.

Alaska Safe Riders instructors will be traveling across Alaska to bring backcountry safety training to communities and villages that are often left out due to the high cost. “We want to be able to share this education with everyone, especially those who use ATVs and Snowmachines on a daily basis,” explained Mike Buck, ASR Executive Director. “In many communities in Alaska, these machines are an integral part of daily life, and they often have the highest rates of unintentional injuries and deaths. This education is designed to help reduce those accidents and improve the quality of riding for residents.”

Funds are being used to cover the high cost of travel, lodging, equipment, staffing and program supplies.

The purpose of this project is to raise awareness about back-country riding and safe off-road vehicle operation. Alaskans and visitors of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to safely enjoy outdoor recreation and travel by getting properly prepared, trained and equipped.

By raising awareness through educational programs related to all off-highway vehicles, like those provided by Alaska Safe Riders and supported by ConocoPhillips, we can work together toward ending preventable injuries and deaths related to the operation of these vehicles in Alaska.