My thought or comment is that it's state land and open to all of us to use whenever we would like (within the rules). If you want to start a group ride meeting up with your friends, by all means post it up in the group rides section here on the page and we'll see you there
Exactly. The DNR wants people to get permission for events, but something like a social meetup group ride would not require that at all. Only if maybe it was some big thing... For example, we get a use permit for Massive Fallout, but since we're just directing people to use existing facilities, it's right on the edge of needed.
To the OP, I say go for it. Call a group ride, make it happen. Doesn't have to be a CRAMBA ride or whatever... The Tuesday and Wednesday rides at RB and Stony started out just the same... Someone on the forum calling for a ride.