Kansas ATV Rider Finds a Way to Save Shut Down Trails

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
He's leasing the land from the city so ATVers can ride again

Seven months after city council in Hutchinson, Kansas was asked to shut down an ATV riding area, one industrious rider is working to find a way to keep the area open for riding.

According to a story on HutchNews.com, Jason McDade is set to lease the land from the city in order to keep the trails open.

Pick Your Poison: Favorite Type of Off-road Terrain McDade started a company called Riveratz Inc. and has been working persistently to towards his goal of allowing ATV riders to continue to enjoy the ride area. He is expecting to have his lease on the city council agenda for May 3.

McDade is being lauded for his efforts to work with the local government.

“You’re the perfect example of how government should work,” Hutchinson council member Jade Piros de Carvalho told McDade, which was reported by Hutchnews.com.

“All it takes is a little more initiative and a little less sleep,” McDade said.

If the lease successfully goes through city council, riders will be able to use the land only if they become members of Riveratz, which will cost $100 per year for an individual or $200 for a family.


Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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