Join Date: Jul 2003
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Re: New offroad park grand opening midwest
Hey all, I want to say first of all thank-you to jeepngreg and others like him that are sincerley trying to keep the privalege of off-roading alive.I sent a request some time ago to him about putting our park on his website. He said he would but said it would get a lot more exposure if he put it on off-road.com. He has since posted the opening date of our park. Thanks, you are doing your part to make sure that me and you, my kids and yours have a right to recreate in this wonderful country. If I knew how; and I'll search, I will make sure that you got recognized for your efforts.Great job!
And then, I read on and I noticed such disrespect and unappreciation for his efforts and others efforts from those who just sit around and wait for something to happen or for a trail to open up.(By the way wrath, this is the shortwheelbased forum)
Listen up and then judge: My husband started a jeep club 11 years ago with 6 members in Pike County Illinois. As all of you know, there is no place to ride in Illinois.Our club(Two Rivers Jeep Club) now has a capped membership and 20plus private land owners that allow the club to ride on their farms for nothing in return expect the knowledge that their community and the off-road community benefits.Last year Two Rivers Jeep Club gave over $20,000 to charities and organizations in the area.And has always operated on that purpose.
My husband and I have listened and been aware of the struggle to continue this privalege to the rest of the area,country,etc...And after 1 1/2 years of being out on the trails every spare moment building this park with him running a business and me working two jobs and a $750,000 investment to Rockport Off-Road Park we are finally able to offer a place for we hope many to enjoy. It's nothing that we'll get rich over. Over 230 people have to come through the gate every month just to pay insurance.
And so, as you can see this is an extremely personal issue. And after coming in my house at night after I have been cutting down trees and hauling them off all day I get a sense of satisfaction that my kids and their friends and others who love this beautiful country will be able to enjoy it and I'll get to smile when a young man or woman comes to me and says thanks, I finally have a place to ride.