I don't know how or when, but Area Rides will live again.
For over three years Area Rides has been stagnant due to technical issues. It turns out, without my knowledge, the technical mumbo jumbo had been fixed. Long story, but rest assured it has. Personally, there have been other things keeping me from working on the site and all in it.
The new Area Rides, when it returns, will not be the same. As with each change to the site, things will be dropped others added. I have no idea what it will be, but the technical issues are solved, the personal items are no longer. Things will happen. Be patient.