Ryan Harden

Ryan Harden's blog posts.

For more than 20 years I have been helping motorsport clubs, tracks and facilities start, grow and maintain recreational opportunities across the US. I started with my involvement in the Lakeshore ATV club back in the 80’s. I then got picked to join the National OHV Youth Vision team for National 4H. From there, I started working at the...

For more than 20 years I have been helping motorsport clubs, tracks and facilities start, grow and maintain recreational opportunities across the US. I started with my involvement in the Lakeshore ATV club back in the 80’s. I then got picked to join the National OHV Youth Vision team for National 4H. From there, I started working at the National OHV Conservational Council (NOHVCC) and began teaching for the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America in the late 90’s beginning with the ATV Safety Institute and then also becoming a coach for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. In the early 2000’s, I was awarded for being a top Midwestern instructor, teaching hundreds of people a year about their vehicles and how to ride safely. During this time, I also became a Master Trainer for Tread Lightly to help build a stronger network of informed, ethical recreationalists. My college education consists of degrees in Marketing and Business to Business Marketing.

In 2002, I became a commercial lines insurance agent for National Motorsports Insurance Agency. It’s here where I help people across the country build insurable & sustainable tracks, trails, parks, and clubs to this day. I'm also heavily involved in the Wisconsin ATV / UTV Assoc. run by my father, Randy Harden, the international Trail Patrol Ambassador program run by my brother, Adam Harden, and is a board member of the National OHV Informational Services (NOHVIS) group. 

In 2016 My wife and I purchased our 2nd Wrangler JK and we began exploring ways to ride our Jeep on trails. After some research, however, we found that there weren't any public 4x4 trails or registration program in Wisconsin. 

In 2017 we began the Wrangler Riders as a non-profit club and gained access to two private riding parks. Our club ran like a private registration program and soon, we opened a 3rd riding area/park in 2018.  We host rides and training events every month and we quickly became one of the largest clubs in Wisconsin. 

In 2018 we changed the main organization to the Road Legal 4WD Association and made Wrangler Riders one of the primary chapters. This allowed us to aid in starting other chapters through our universal membership. The goal is to build a network of chapters, without the chapters having to fork out a ton of money to develop private and public trails. Furthermore, we began an initiative to reduce the bookwork for our chapters while also providing them with a portion of the membership funds. 

 

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Horicon Recreation Opportunities Analysis

Last night Regan, Connie, Tom and I met at the DNR Horicon ROA. Wrangler Riders has been attempting to go to these meetings across the state to express our need for RL4WD trails and parks. Our members have done a fantastic job of voicing their interests via the online and printed surveys. It's our goal to represent RL4WD enthusiasts in Wisconsin so...
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Oct Post Camp Vlog 17

As Fall turns to Winter, Wrangler Riders continues it's steady pace of growth and events. There are a lot of important things happening in Oct. of 2017 and this Vlog talks about some of these things. 
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Setting the ground work for Wisconsin

​We've had a very productive Summer growing and getting ready to help get more riding trails in Wisconsin. While there is a lot of work ahead of us, the feedback from all the work we've done so far has been very positive. Talking with industry giants to local clubs, we've begun to form or plan to embark on something the RLTV (Road Legal Trail Vehic...
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Tony Isajiw
Thank you Ryan! I appreciate what you're putting together and can understand how time consuming and exhausting it must be. My hat... Read More
Friday, 22 September 2017 09:20
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New Membership Cards and Stickers VLOG 1

The newly made stickers will be here Friday. I'll be sending out the new memberships on Monday! New membership cards will also be badges for Modified and Founding members so you can use your membership card as a meet and greet badge at social gatherings. Current modified and founding members that have plastic cards, I'll bring the badge maker to ev...
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Ryan Harden
What the hell is on my face lol
Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:19
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Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Thanks to Wrangler Riders and their Jeep groups, The Jeep Guys, For all The Right Reasons Foundation and Hales Corners Lutheran Church for helping us make a sizable donation to those who need it down in Houston. Hurricane Harvey was a category 4 hurricane as it approached land dumping over 51 inches of rain in and around Houston, Texas. The storm h...
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Automakers Seeking to Own Jeep

​There's been a lot of news this week about possible automakers buying Fiat Chrysler, Ram or Jeep. Shortly after news was announced this week, Fiat posted conflicting news that all but shut down this "so called news" stories.  First we have the news that Great Wall was going to make an offer that surfaced from auto news to four wheeler and the...
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8/17/17 Updates

Should have the forums online this weekend. The riding area pages feature images, video, map files and more. Cool stuff happening on the site. Working on some of the menu templates, I see they are falling behind some of the page menus yet. Yadda Yadda Yadda (insert dull website chat here).  The ride coming up is looking fing awesome! If you ha...
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Ryan Harden
Feel free to leave your comments about this below! Now people can comment on all the things we write.
Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:30
Doug Richter
Ryan your enthusiasm is awesome, I know I used to have it like you but now Im feeling drained. I will help you any way I possibly ... Read More
Monday, 21 August 2017 11:05
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Wrangler Rider Blogs

Thanks to our members, we've been able to do a lot of things with this site. Our goal is to provide Wrangler Rider members with a complete website full of events, media, training, maps and more. Our chapters will have some of the best tools available for helping Wrangler owners communicate, connect and hit the trails.  Connecting wrangler owne...
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Ryan Harden
Testing blog comments
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 15:27
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