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RiderPlanet USA was established in 2005 with the goal of providing a consistent and frequently updated list of motorcycle and ATV riding opportunites in the United States. We owe our success to the tremendous help of volunteers, collaborators, random contributors and occasional paid consultants who have helped us along the way.
RiderPlanet USA manages an extensive online database of dirt bike trails, ATV trails, OHV routes and motocross tracks. We are dedicated to helping people find great places to ride their ATV or dirt bike where they will be will welcomed, and treated fairly and with mutual respect.
The destinations we catalog include private motocross tracks, recreation areas and dunes, national forest, BLM, state vehicle recreation areas, private ATV parks, and any other places to ride off-road. Our goal is to make all types of riding choices available in one place, and we are continuously adding new locations and updating existing information.
Additionally, we do our best to build the sport of motorcycling and ATV riding by promoting local and amateur events, group rides, television shows, gatherings and races. Submit your events anytime!
Our information generally starts with submissions and tips from park owners and local riders like you. Each tip is then researched further via collaboration with park owners, phone calls and emails to federal and state agencies, and a variety of topographic mapping tools. We handle support emails daily, and we strive to review and re-verify each riding area multiple times per year.
When enough useful information has been gathered for a new area, we publish what we know, which hopefully solicits additional tips and submissions from users and corrections or tweaks from park owners, further enhancing the information. We feel that we are unique in our field because we actively pursue new data and when our budget permits it, we actually visit the areas to do a full review. This means we visit the location, pay the trail or practice fee, ride the trails or track, take photos and record GPS points. As of January 2010 we had visited just over 400 of the riding areas listed on our website. (With many more to come!)
Every riding destination we are aware of is in some stage of this general process, therefore some areas have much more detailed information than others. We only publish the most interesting photos, but we have thousands more unpublished photos depicting various features, amenites, and regulations signs. We refer to these photos to answer questions or backup our opinions and claims when necessary. Most of our fully completed riding areas are in the states of California, Arizona, Oregon, and of course our home state of Nevada, but we are branching out as quickly as we can. You can recognize a fully completed riding area as one with a detailed street map, trail map, full description, driving directions, terrain info, nearby services, slideshow, video and 20-30 photographs.
We love riding motorcycles and ATVs and we hate to watch trail after trail get shut down. While we strongly believe in supporting the groups that fight for our right to ride and promoting responsible trail behavior, our goal is to supplement those efforts simply by showing more people what a great sport this is and letting people see how much fun it can be. We strive to make it easier for more new people to get involved, find out about new places and fun events, and bring their friends along. We are a seasoned group but we never discourage or intimidate new riders and in fact help try to help them enjoy the challenges this sport has to offer.
When trail riding, off-road racing, and motocross activities finally achieve full mainstream acceptance, we will all have more fun and less friction.