Over the summer, Matt Ransom came to the WU KSBDC because he was thinking about taking over a neglected off-road motorcycle track that was overgrown with brush and hadn’t been groomed regularly in a long time. Matt, who has been competing in hare scrambles for four years, had done his homework on the property and knew what he needed to do to get the track in attractive condition for riders, but still had questions about taking on the business.
Matt had general questions associated with buying or starting a new business: What is the best legal structure? Is this particular business one that should be a for-profit or a not-for profit business? What are the liability issues? What do I do about sales tax? What paperwork do I need to fill out? Who do I go see to answer the questions that I need answered?
After putting hard work into clearing brush, reshaping the jumps, bringing in logs and obstacles to create the EnduroCross Track, Matt and friends opened the Flint Hills Enduro Motorcycle Club in July. In addition to the EnduroCross Track, the club has an outdoor MX track and a cornering track. Riders can utilize the facility by purchasing memberships or day passes. It is open to riders of all ages and skill-levels.
Congratulations, Matt, on making Flint Hills Enduro Motorcycle Club happen. We wish you the best of luck!
Laurie Pieper, Ph.D.