There may be no better application for WikiparX than to accommodate cyclists traversing the thousands of miles of rail trail that now criss-cross our state. For long-distance bike travel, places to tent, places of
natural interest, and places for refreshment are much needed. Another cycling application would be a property with trails appropriate for mountain biking, something obviously desirable to thousands of
athletic Pennsylvanians. Less obvious might be properties along roadways that could serve as tent sites for long-range road cyclists.
What Is WikiParX
WikiparX is a place for landowners to sell permits to explorers granting them property access for a designated time period.
WikiparX is an online nexus for the sale of permits to access private property. Fishermen, campers, birders and many others are willing to pay to explore new territory. WikiparX makes this easy for landowners and explorers – no more knocks on the door or requests for permission from strangers who may or may not be reputable and no more worrying about trespassing or not having a place to camp for the night.
WHO VISITS WIKIPARX?
Wikiparks are intended to be available for all kinds of outdoors people. It’s difficult, as a landowner, to imagine in advance the people who’d pay to visit your property.
Huge timber tracts have the potential to attract an infinite variety of recreationists but just a space to park near favorite woods and waters can be incredibly attractive. There are traditional recreationists who’d like to fish and hunt but also thousands of young, high-speed adventurers who want somewhere to sleep out in hammocks and cook breakfast on tiny gas canister stoves. Any property near a rail trail has instant appeal as a tent site. As you imagine your property as a Wikipark, here are some of the user groups active in Pennsylvania, the people who might like to see your place.
These are some of the more obvious categories of recreationist who are also potential visitors. But here’s where it get interesting: There are innovative outdoors people doing interesting new things outside, finding opportunities that others don’t see and always seeking out new places to do what they do. These people include mushroom hunters, amateur astronomers, herpers (reptile and amphibian enthusiasts), fishermen, “daredevils kayakers”, trail runners, cross country skiers, painters, snowshoers, ice fishermen, geo cachers, outdoor writers, photographers and a myriad of niche user groups that come and go as unpredictably as the Pennsylvania weather. And this is exactly what will draw adventurers to WikiparX – no one needs to announce what kind of an outdoorsman they are – they’re free to do what they love when they hold a permit.