Wheel with Us – Event Management Tool

The Internet is strewn with off-road communities. All of whom are organizing events, trail rides, and wheelin’ trips within their own ecosystem, usually in the form of a forum thread containing a makeshift sign-up sheet.

As both a web developer, and a four-wheel drive enthusiast, I saw the need for a simple web-based application that served two fundamental purposes:

  • Create and manage event sign-up forms tailored to the off-road community.
  • Provide a searchable database enabling one to find events in their area.

So, I created Wheel with Us. Wheel with Us allows a user to quickly and easily create an event page. That page can be shared with others, who then have the option of signing up for that event. When the event draws near, the administrator has the ability to email all of the participants in the sign-up list, providing last-minute details.

Wheel with Us is location-aware. So when a user specifies their location, Wheel with Us lists events in order of proximity to that user. It’s a great way to discover new groups, clubs, and off-road experiences in your area.

Off-road venues, such as “pay-to-play” parks, can partner with Wheel with Us to become registered destinations. Each registered destination has its own dedicated listing page and event creation form. Furthermore, a plugin is available that allows registered destinations to integrate the Wheel with Us event list on their own web sites. This is a powerful feature that makes Wheel with Us a fantastic marketing resource!

The main event listing page. Specify your location to sort event by those closest to you.

The main event listing page. Specify your location to sort event by those closest to you.

A screenshot of Wheel with Us integrated on Rausch Creek's web site using the available WordPress plugin.

A screenshot of Wheel with Us integrated on Rausch Creek’s web site using the available WordPress plugin.

The effectiveness of Wheel with Us depends on widespread adoption. It was designed to serve as an online hub for all off-road activity in North America; a ubiquitous tool that lends itself to event discovery, and to help unify the countless off-road communities on the web. So please give it a try, and help spread the word!

If you’re interested in announcements, discussion, and information about new features, please like Wheel with Us on Facebook.