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post #1 of 24 Old 08-06-2011, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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This is a feeler for a place to trail ride near New Concord. A friend of mine has around 200 acres that was old growth timber, they are finishing a select cut on some of the timber and they are leaving some really nice skidder trails, about 2 miles worth. There are some deep hollows, creeks and mud and plenty of primitive camping area and it is five minutes from I70. He has been talking about maybe weekend leasing to clubs for rides or opening it up for about $20 per day for trail riders. He has also thought about leasing to a club to lay out their own additional trails for events. What do you all think?

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post #2 of 24 Old 08-06-2011, 01:01 PM
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20 bucks a day seems like a lot to me, an area here by me (called C.O.R.E) has 800 acres, a mud field they water, a rock crawling area they set up, some hills, a dirt bike track, and a huge track for trucks and jeeps and stuff that is $10 dollars a day per person.

One thing to note, he will need everyone to sign a waiver for liability reasons and such, C.O.R.E. makes you do it every time you enter the park

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post #3 of 24 Old 08-06-2011, 09:59 PM
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Lease it to some one to cut trails for you. Thats a pretty good one.Charge someone to make the trails for you,then charge other people more money to ride on those trails.Sounds like a deal to me.You can wheel Wellsville all weekend for $10 per person,Heiney Farms for $20 per weekend,and don't have to cut your own trails.I have 50 acres and have cut over 4 miles of trails we have invite only rides that don't cost a dime.Unless they are extremely tough you can run 2 miles of trails pretty quick like less than 1/2 a day so $20 is pretty steep.But we need more places to wheel so good luck getting it started.
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Lease it to some one to cut trails for you. Thats a pretty good one.Charge someone to make the trails for you,then charge other people more money to ride on those trails.Sounds like a deal to me.You can wheel Wellsville all weekend for $10 per person,Heiney Farms for $20 per weekend,and don't have to cut your own trails.I have 50 acres and have cut over 4 miles of trails we have invite only rides that don't cost a dime.Unless they are extremely tough you can run 2 miles of trails pretty quick like less than 1/2 a day so $20 is pretty steep.But we need more places to wheel so good luck getting it started.
He dosen't expect someone to build trails for him to open to the public. I guess I wasn't all that clear on the lease to a club thing, I'm sure it could be leased by the year not just weekend. If it was leased to a club, they would be able to lay out additional trails and have events. It would be controlled by the club with the lease. This was just a couple options, either club lease or open to the public.
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I think the better option would be to cut more trails,then open it up at least once a month for rides and charge a per day fee.
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Agreed. Wish I could find more places local to wheel legally and inexpensively.

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post #7 of 24 Old 08-09-2011, 02:25 PM
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Where would this be located? I mean how far from Toledo?

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Thanks for the input, it looks like we are going to make some connections of the trails and see how many miles we end up with and what kind of time it takes to get through, then open it once or twice a month to 4x4 only "no quad or bikes".
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If you are going to charge $20 per day you will need several trails.Keep us informed of any updates.I would be in for giving it a shot.It has to be pretty close as I live in Norwich.
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I would be interested when you are open for business.
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I would be defiantly be interested

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I rode a good bit of it today, I think once all of the trail connections are made it could take several hours to get through it. They will have the logging company out of there soon and we will have a little better idea of how to lay it out. If the liability stuff dosen't create an issue I figure we should have another place to wheel just east of New Concord. I also told him $20 for a weekend including primitive camping would not be bad, but I would also consider $10 a day if someone just wanted to come out to play should be doeable. I would like to see it open all year 7 days a week for $5 a day, but I don't see that happening.
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Why don't you see that happening?

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I went out and rode some of the trails but the timber co. is still in there, so I couldn't get to most of it.








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post #15 of 24 Old 08-27-2011, 07:34 PM
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Hey, where is New Concord? I'd be interested in comming out if you can work it out.

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