|Sent on:||Saturday, September 14, 2013 5:17 PM|
HikeOhio was founded over 5 years ago. Since then, it has been free to join, and free to hike. Any events that cost money ( glow putt, bowling, snow tubing, etc..) , I've done my best to get us group discounts. HikeOhio is absolutely free to all members....except one.
As Head Organizer, I pay Meetup $72 every six months to keep our HikeOhio site running. While we do have some sponsors and perks, they do not pay for the advertising on our site. All costs are paid out of my pocket.
I keep this site running, because I love hiking and I love sharing that experience with others. I do not consider this a "side business". I am not in this to make money. Nor do I intend to go broke.
In the next six weeks, what I consider "Prime Time" for hiking, we have 15 hikes scheduled. We'll be visiting some amazing state parks, Metroparks, and don't forget about the fast-paced hikes. If each hiker could contribute $1 or $2, we could easily pay the organizer dues before the end of Hike-tober.
Thanks for your support,