Originally Posted by Motorcharge
I think your hearts probably in the right place but you're over your head from a practicality stand point. With local governments, environmental issues, zoning, insurance, protestors, ect you'll find you have a very hard time buying land for people to wheel on without it being a real business. Crozet did it for years but even they're running into a lot of legal issues of it lately. It's not as easy as just getting some people together to buy land, clear it and let people wheel on it.
Thank you for your response. I am most definitely not looking for a group of people to get together and buy a piece of land, and definitely am not looking to do things half way. The purpose for my questioning the "community" is to get all ideas and the full spectrum before I settle on a piece of property. With all due respect in regards to the in over my head comment......maybe I am in over my head.....but in a good way. I don't need assistance or financing with purchasing the property, or monetary help with the construction end. Where I'm over my head is with the wheeling knowledge....which is why I'm reaching out for ideas from folks who have had this a a hobby/sporting event for some time and can help with their experience. Once I get through zoning, city/county ordinances, work with local municipalities, complete an noise pollution report, with a plan to minimize noise pollution for neighboring properties, soil pollution reports, traffic influx issue, traffic flow control........and many many other things....the list goes on....
I should be well on my way to running a legit park. This may take 24 to 36 months to complete and this "reaching out" is the first step. Next step will be going out to scout properties and physically seeing some land.
I will be traveling through Tenn., W.VA., Va. and,N.Car. from 11.29.13 - 12.9.13 I've arranged to meet with a few folks already and would apreciate any further support that anyone can offer. Thanks ahead of time for your support.
Oh, forgive my ignorance.....you referenced Crozet...Who/What is that?