Helping to keep Tread Lightly! on trail.

Tread Lightly! relies on many sources to help achieve our mission. Volunteers, agencies, partners and manufacturers all play a pivotal roll in helping us keep America’s public lands open and accessible. We’ve really been going the extra mile for the past few years and it is incredible to see that our hard work has been paying off and gaining recognition with some of these amazing vehicle donations that have gone directly to support us and keep TL! on trail.


We teamed up with HCF Motorsports to build us a custom 2021 JLU trail rig! Then we’ll turn around and give it away to one lucky TL! member.

What started as an everyday Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon on March 1, 2022 has been converted to a 2-seat Jeep buggy complete with one ton axles, 42 inch sticky tires a custom roll cage and some of the best aftermarket parts the offroad industry has to offer. A full build series for the Jeep can be found on MischiefMakerTV.


Congratulations to Antonio from Las Vegas.

It was right down to the wire waiting for an email response. We knew the winner but unfortunately didn’t have their phone number and just had to rely on email. But on the last day before having to pick a new winner, Laura our program manager took a road trip all the way to Vegas to knock on a few doors until we got the word to Antonio!

Now that’s going the extra mile!


What started as an everyday Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon has been converted to a 2-seat Jeep buggy complete with one-ton axles, 42 inch sticky tires a custom roll cage and some of the best aftermarket parts the offroad industry has to offer.

Transmission: Automatic
Exterior Color: Granite Crystal Metallic
Interior Color: Black

Package Features:

2021 JLU 2.0L Turbo

Long Arm Suspension with Radflo Coilovers

One Ton Superduty Axles with Ball Joint Eliminators

42″ BFG Red Label Stickies

KMC 20″ Beadlock Wheels

Custom System 7 Offroad Replacement Cage

Bestop Soft Top

Warn Winch and Factor 55 Recovery Gear

PRP Front Seat Covers, Harnesses and Speed Straps for Transport

Power Tank 10lb Tank and Monster Valves

R1 Concepts Pads and Rotors

PSC Hydro Assist Steering


We teamed up with GMC to partner on an auction of the first retail production unit of the all-electric 2024 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 SUV to raise funds to support its mission. The vehicle will be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale on Saturday, January 28 with all proceeds from the sale earmarked to support Tread Lightly!.

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Tread Lightly!, a non-profit dedicated to promoting outdoor recreation through stewardship and educational programs, will receive $500,000 from the sale of the first production unit of the 2024 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 SUV at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on Jan. 28, 2023. The non-profit will receive the full amount raised for the GMC HUMMER EV SUV, as Barrett-Jackson waived the fees and commissions typically associated with their collector vehicle auctions.

“We’re proud to support Tread Lightly! and their mission through the monumental sale of VIN 001 of the GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 SUV at Barrett-Jackson,” said Duncan Aldred, global vice president of Buick and GMC. “We’re honored to start the year off with this donation to a great cause. With the continued support of Barrett-Jackson to make this donation 100 percent a charitable endeavor, proceeds will support Tread Lightly! and their mission of environmental conservation.”

Tread Lightly!’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with the need to maintain healthy ecosystems and thriving populations of wildlife across the nation. Funds from the first retail unit of the GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 SUV will be used to support its conservation mission as well as promote outdoor ethics and a sense of good stewardship in nature.

“We can’t thank the GMC brand and Barrett-Jackson enough for this amazing support,” said Matt Caldwell, Executive Director of Tread Lightly! “This funding will make numerous trail restorations projects and educational programs possible in areas across the country. These projects are at the heartbeat of what we do as we work to ‘protect the adventure’ for everyone.”


The GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 SUV provides exceptional on-road performance and off-road capability, all powered by GM’s Ultium Platform.

  • Three-motor e4WD drive system offering a GM-estimated up to 830 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque, enabling 0-60 mph sprints in approximately 3.5 seconds with standard Watts to Freedom1 (GM estimate).
  • With a nearly 9-inch shorter wheelbase than the HUMMER EV Pickup, the HUMMER EV SUV has greater departure and breakover angles and a tighter turning circle of only 35.4 feet (10.8 meters) with Four-Wheel Steer.
  • Signature standard CrabWalk feature2 with diagonal-drive functionality.
  • 800-volt DC public fast charging3 capability of up to 300 kW (GM-estimate).
  • Rear design unique to the SUV and incorporates a standard full-size spare tire mounted to a power swing-out tailgate.
  • The 2024 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 SUV launches with the exclusive Moonshot Green Matte exterior paint color.

With the HUMMER EV Pickup and SUV, and the recently revealed Sierra EV Denali Edition 15, GMC is the industry’s first brand to reveal three all-electric trucks.


Fourbie Exchange has partnered with us to auction of a 2021 Ford Bronco.

As an Official Partner of Tread Lightly!, Fourbie Exchange will support Tread Lightly!’s mission to protect off-road trail access and public lands through stewardship projects and responsible recreation education through an auction launching in early February.

“Thank you to Fourbie Exchange and Maxlider Brothers for going above and beyond to launch this auction fundraiser,” said Matt Caldwell, Executive Director of Tread Lightly!. “Their support will help us further our mission to protect the adventure for years to come.”

Fourbie Exchange is the premiere online marketplace for custom, rare, and classic trucks and 4x4s. Now offering digital auctions, Fourbie Exchange will launch a 10-day auction with partial proceeds supporting Tread Lightly!. Beginning February 1, 2023, a 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak customized by Maxlider Brothers will be up for auction

“We are thrilled to support this great cause that helps conserve public lands and off-road trails for future generations,” said Brian Ellis, Fourbie Exchange Co-Founder. “We’re very grateful to Maxlider for helping us make this auction happen and are proud to support Tread Lightly!”

For more information on the Fourbie Exchange auction, visit https://fourbieexchange.com/auctions/2021-ford-bronco-wildtrak. To learn more about Tread Lightly! Visit www.treadlightly.org.


Maxlider Brothers took the factory Bronco Wildtrak and did what they do best, making it an all-around more capable and better looking rig. They did so by enhancing it with modifications including:

  • 4 in. Maxlider Stage-1 Lift Kit
  • 37 in. x BF Goodrich T/A KO2 (5)
  • Go Rhino Side Steps
  • Custom Maxlider Roof Rack
  • 17 x 9 in. Rival Rims (5)
  • Maxlider Vintage Fender Flares
  • Vision X CG2 LED Light Cannon Kit
  • Bronco Raptor Front/Rear Bumpers
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