- Greg Burns buys 20+ topo maps from the Public Lands Information Center (PLIC) covering every nook and cranny of the state of Arizona.
- Greg sits down with Shannon Wilson to study the maps to find legal places to ride.
- Shannon and Greg become frustrated with the lack of specific OHV riding information in print or on the Internet for the state of Arizona. The decision is made to do something about it.
- Shannon places calls into Arizona State Parks & Game and Fish to discuss legal riding opportunities in the state.
- Conversations with State Parks become fruitful and a relationship is established with Terry Heslin, Senior Planner.
- Shannon participates in the Arizona State Parks OHV marketing campaign at Cooley Advertising. He is one of two OHVers invited. The other is Tom Bickauskas, former Arizona Trail Riders officer. The outcome of the meeting is the: Nature Rules - Stay on the trails campaign.
- The domain RidingArizona.com is purchased
- RidingArizona.com is hosted with Adaptive.net and the development of the forum begins.
- Shannon offers to host on the Riding Arizona web site an OHV EIS letter generator to facilitate feedback for the Arizona National Forest policy regarding unrestricted vehicle access. The letter generator goes live on 5/8/2001 and over 200 letters are generated by 5/16/2001.
- Shannon shoots Arizona State Parks commercial for new Nature Rules - Stay on the trails campaign. He is the golfing partner for the main character.
- Development of the Riding Arizona web site continues.
- Web site development has progressed enough to start marketing the Riding Arizona site.
- Riding Arizona membership reaches 50 members.
- Riding Arizona membership reaches 100 members.
- Riding Arizona membership reaches 500 members.
- Riding Arizona membership reaches 1000 members!
- Riding Arizona membership reaches 1500 members!
- Riding Arizona membership reaches 2000 members!
- Riding Arizona membership reaches 3000 members!
- Riding Arizona deletes 400+ member accounts that are inactive and have invalid email addresses.
- Riding Arizona membership reaches 4000 members!
- Riding Arizona membership reaches 5000 members!
- Riding Arizona membership reaches 10000 members! ROCKCRAWLER is the 10,000th member.
Mr. Shannon (Shannon@RidingArizona.com)
President - Riding Arizona
2001 Honda 400EX - Yes, I ride it like I stole it!!!