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    Lafayette Bike Park

    Hello all, there will be a public meeting on Monday September 8th at 7:15pm. The goal of this meeting is to bring together some of the information we have been collecting and start putting together a proposal for the Parks and Trail & Recreation Commission. If you are a Lamorinda or WC local and are interested in supporting a bike park, please post up and attend the meeting. If you happen to have documentation on other bike parks such as Folsom, Fresno / Woodward, proposals for Pacifica or SF, please let us know via the forum.

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    we are looking ofr anyone

    here is the email

    I am scheduling a meeting for Monday September 8th at 7:15pm. The goal of this meeting is to bring together some of the information we have been collecting and start putting together a proposal for the Parks and Trail & Recreation Commission. The PTR Commission meets on Wednesday the 10th. If Monday’s meeting is successful we will be able to report to the commission on Wednesday.



    Tell your friends and other jumpers about this meeting so that we may get a large group of people working on this project.



    Please e mail me back any information or input that you may have to put on the meeting agenda.



    Jonathan "ACE" Katayanagi

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    (925) 595-4847 aceofrec@sbcglobal.net

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    The meeting is tonight. Hopefully we'll have good news to report later this week!

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    Hi all- if anyone knows who to contact regarding the Morgan Hill bike park, that would be great if you could post that info. My understanding is that they have a "sandbox" set up where the locals can build as they see fit as long as it's not over 6' tall. A scenario similar to that would be great for Lafayette. We even talked about rider built jumps that are certified after completion. Any ideas on how that might work? Who could certify them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Bay Rich
    Hi all- if anyone knows who to contact regarding the Morgan Hill bike park, that would be great if you could post that info. My understanding is that they have a "sandbox" set up where the locals can build as they see fit as long as it's not over 6' tall. A scenario similar to that would be great for Lafayette. We even talked about rider built jumps that are certified after completion. Any ideas on how that might work? Who could certify them?
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    This is great work, Rich!

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Bay Rich
    Hi all- if anyone knows who to contact regarding the Morgan Hill bike park, that would be great if you could post that info. My understanding is that they have a "sandbox" set up where the locals can build as they see fit as long as it's not over 6' tall. A scenario similar to that would be great for Lafayette. We even talked about rider built jumps that are certified after completion. Any ideas on how that might work? Who could certify them?
    Thanks,
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    EBR,

    a little side note from your comment. In order for the state/city to allow such a thing, they will be very concern with liability. Your comment about certification will do no good even if it is from US cycling federation, IMBA.... That will not decrease the likehood of someone getting hurt while on one of the man made structure (not dirt jump).

    In order to get anywhere, I think you need to have a licensed structural engineer or a licensed mechanical engineer stamp the construction drawing for your design/structure. Presenting this to the city will decrease the liability (while not eliminating it completely). I can imagine something similar to this for any playground.

    This is the way I would approach your problem. Certainly a good bonus to present to the city that you are trying to work with. It is certainly easier if it is dont ask, dont tell with what you are planning. But when you work with the government, this is the kind of stuffs that just has to be done.

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    I heard Morgan Hill has a bike park that applies the "sandbox" approach.

    http://www.morganhilltimes.com/news/...community-park

    However, I don't have confirmation. Any one know details on that park? It's a bit out of the way for me...

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    xpost

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=215587


    Lafayette bike park here we come

    So it's happening. http://www.lafayettebikepark.com/HOME.html THe planing stages are starting and what not. if interested hit up the email on the bottom of the site.

    East Bay- you are soon going to have a legal jump spot!
    as posted by yesimaddicted

    If anyone wants to carpool from WC to the meeting let me know.

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    Great stuff!


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    SO pumped on this. Sometimes working with the city dose pay off. And this is to all you kid/dirtjumper/future of the sport haters- We did the right thing, we went to the man, we talked to the man, we worked with the man and guess what we won.

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    I've got a facebook event on this: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132319075622. Please feel free to forward it on to all of your friends!
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    Is there any detail on the proposed location. Maybe I'm missing that.
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    the location will be near the lafayette community center. in the parks right beind it. the jumps will be near the baseball fields.

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    I've heard about this..I'm pretty stoked...I'll be @ the meeting on March 6, anyone want to ride the community park (there's a couple cool spots) before the meeting? if its not raining....

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    It will be raining pretty steady through Wed. Thur/Fri will be scattered showers. Saturday will be clearing. Might be sloppy.
    I checked my calendar and will be out of town on Friday (DOH!). It will be helpful at the meetings if we all go around the room, say your name, any affiliations, and general location. If anyone can debrief me when I get back, that would be much appreciated.
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    the trails are going to be way to sloppy to ride for the next week and a half, to much rain.

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    yeah, March is already here...crap...rain is good, but I hate waiting...

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    The Bike Park site has been updated. Please take a moment to check out the progress.
    Design page:
    http://lafayettebikepark.com/Lafayet...k_/Design.html

    Photos of the old (illegal) Creek Jumps, Creek restoration, and proposed site:
    http://lafayettebikepark.com/Lafayet...rk_/Photo.html

    Another meeting has been tentatively scheduled for 3/13/09. Hope to see ya' there!

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    ill be there and if anyone wants input send them an emial with stuff that your interested in.

    see ya on friday

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Bay Rich
    Another meeting has been tentatively scheduled for 3/13/09. Hope to see ya' there!
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    I hope we get a slopestyle park in there...What do you think, paintballeerXC? When do you think we will really start building it?

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    hopefully by this fri. a time table will be up. The park is most lilky going to be orrinated around DJ's and maybe a pumptrack


    check the website v 2.0 is up

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    cool...c ya guys friday.

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    next meeting...

    is this Friday. Last week Nat & Rachael gave an overview and started gathering specific input about types of features. There's info on the website about the overall process and the time & location for this week's meeting.

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    I hope this all works out. The inner east bay need something like this. Just wish it would have been around when I was still living in the area, would of had a blast!

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    To quote Hilride:

    Last Friday, the Elderberry Room at the Lafayette Community Center was packed for the first bike park stakeholder meeting and design workshop. Forty-nine people attended the event, which made it one of the largest community meetings ever hosted by the Lafayette Parks Department. The large turn out sent a strong signal that interest in the bike park project is extremely high.
    Things are looking good!
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    Hilride, Rec Staff, and Senior Bike Park Group member "paintballerXC" surveyed the proposed area and took photos.
    http://lafayettebikepark.com/Photo.html#grid
    Hilride drew out potential boundaries and asked Group members to sketch out their ideas. I used the photos for reference as well as the PDF:
    http://lafayettebikepark.com/Design.html

    I then imported the view from Google Earth into Google SketchUp and started adding elements. Check out a proposed Advanced line of tabletops:



    From table start to tranny end, the distance is ~36 feet. That makes for about a 7-9 foot table top. Hardtail mtb, bmx, and human placed for reference



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    sweet start man. meetings tonight be there

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    meeting went really well...Looks like its really coming along nicely...The next process is probably going to be specific design and layout?

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    were on agian, From Hillride


    Hi All,

    The preliminary design plan for the Lafayette Bike Park will be released at the Lafayette Parks, Trails and Recreation Commission meeting on April 8th at 7:00pm in the Sequoia Room at the Lafayette Community Center 500 St. Marys Road. A strong show of support for the park and the plan at the Commission meeting will ensure that the project will move forward into the master planning stage and bring us that much closer to moving dirt. Come on out to the meeting and help keep things moving forward.

    The preliminary site layout has been completed with survey stakes painted pink marking the fence line, start hills for the dual slalom and flow trail, dirt jump line, and pump track. Flagging on the site marks the alignments for the dual slalom and flow trail and the zones for the dirt jumps and pump track.

    Check it out if you have a chance.

    Attached is an poster for the Commission meeting to print out and spread the word.

    Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

    http://www.lafayettebikepark.com

    Sincerely,

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    Be there on Wednesday.

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    The final design was approved by the Park Commission on 4/8. There was an article in the Lamorinda Weekly last Friday. Check the PDF here:
    http://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue0304/pdf/page%202.pdf

    .png file of final design here in upper left of this page: http://lafayettebikepark.com/Design.html


    Looks like grading will be in June. To my knowledge, this will be the FIRST public dual slalom course and pumptrack in the Bay Area.

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    This is awesome! Grew up in Lafayette and my friend lived right next to the community fields. Great location, cant wait to see the finished product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavezFever
    This is awesome! Grew up in Lafayette and my friend lived right next to the community fields. Great location, cant wait to see the finished product.

    DF:

    I also grew up in Lafayette and wish this kind of park would have been there 50 years ago. Nat at Hilride is a great guy and this park is definitely going to be an asset to the city. It is amazing how much energy young people can contribute to the development of a project like this if they can visualize the fun they are going to have in the future.

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    ^^^^ both of you guys got it right, i live lesss than 30 sec. from the spot so i pour my life into this.

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    This looks promising. What's a realistic ETA for the project?
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    still working with city, damn legal process, hopefully being built this summer.

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    where are we with the city, now? what about those owls that people are worried about? haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC
    still working with city, damn legal process, hopefully being built this summer.
    XC:

    I did this Google Earth shot of the future park to try and get an idea where the park will be built. I haven't been out to that area in over 40 years. As a teenager we use to go up in the hills around there at night with our buddies and drink Colt 45.

    I actually went to kindergarden at Burton Elementry School (sightly northwest of the community park) which was on St. Mary's road. I don't think it's a school anymore. I am curious what is the name of the school slightly east of the park, I don't remember it being there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc
    XC:

    I did this Google Earth shot of the future park to try and get an idea where the park will be built. I haven't been out to that area in over 40 years. As a teenager we use to go up in the hills around there at night with our buddies and drink Colt 45.

    I actually went to kindergarden at Burton Elementry School (sightly northwest of the community park) which was on St. Mary's road. I don't think it's a school anymore. I am curious what is the name of the school slightly east of the park, I don't remember it being there?

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    so all you oldies. to the east in Burton Valley Elementary school, K-5. the old BV is now the community center and outdoor ohookey rink. and those hills and tree areas are still greatly used....

    either u guys by chance have any pictures of the park area when it used just be grass? i used have one when i was a kid but cant find it anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC
    so all you oldies. to the east in Burton Valley Elementary school, K-5. the old BV is now the community center and outdoor ohookey rink. and those hills and tree areas are still greatly used....

    either u guys by chance have any pictures of the park area when it used just be grass? i used have one when i was a kid but cant find it anymore
    Paint:

    Did you go to Acalanes? Do you know Forest from MTBR? Went to school with his mom. Don't have any pictures they got burned up in the Oakland fire.

    Lafayette was a great place to grow up. Hopefully the kids who get to use the new park will be able to say the same thing when they get old. I know they won't be paying 25 cents for gas and driving a 1957 Chevy, 1964 Mustang or a 1968 Z28 to school.

    Any idea how much a park like this is going to cost to build?

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    That's awesome traildoc. We would often bbq there and enjoy a few beers, however this was only a couple years ago. I Graduated from Acalanes in 05'. Thats too bad about your pictures being destroyed, i would love to see some old pics of the area.

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    going to campo now. i do know Forrest and thats halirous that you went to school with his mom.

    to bad about the pictures. I am now starting to like this place. when i was younger all i wanted to do was be somewhere else. Nowadays i enjoy exploring the hills and what not.

    Im not sure on the price, it might be on the website. were getting a bunch of donations from different groups, but could always use some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC
    going to campo now. i do know Forrest and thats halirous that you went to school with his mom.

    to bad about the pictures. I am now starting to like this place. when i was younger all i wanted to do was be somewhere else. Nowadays i enjoy exploring the hills and what not.

    Im not sure on the price, it might be on the website. were getting a bunch of donations from different groups, but could always use some more.
    Paint:

    Forrest claims that I took him on a ride about 15 years ago, when he was still in diapers, that totally changed his mountain biking perspective. I don't know if he was just trying to be nice to me because I went to school with his mom, but I do remember the ride he was talking about and it was pretty special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc
    Paint:

    Forrest claims that I took him on a ride about 15 years ago, when he was still in diapers, that totally changed his mountain biking perspective. I don't know if he was just trying to be nice to me because I went to school with his mom, but I do remember the ride he was talking about and it was pretty special.

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    well if you did, i give you many many thanks, that man is helping me in many ways and possible opening up doors for my future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC
    well if you did, i give you many many thanks, that man is helping me in many ways and possible opening up doors for my future.
    Ask him if he has ever done any special rides a Skeggs with some old guy who new his mom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc
    Ask him if he has ever done any special rides a Skeggs with some old guy who new his mom.
    will do

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC
    will do

    Paint:

    Haven't seen any posts lately on the bike park. Has any dirt been moved yet?

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    no moved dirt yet. waiting on enviromental impact studies and stuff. lame.

    if anyone wants to keep up with the info send a email to info@lafayettebikepark.com
    saying u want to be on the mailing list.

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    Any updates? I'll be in Lafayette for the weekend, but I'm reasonably sure if the EIRs were only being done 3 months ago there's nothing to ride yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by enicma
    Any updates? I'll be in Lafayette for the weekend, but I'm reasonably sure if the EIRs were only being done 3 months ago there's nothing to ride yet

    enicma:

    It is unbelieveable as to how slow the process seems to be moving. I feel sorry for Hilride who seems to be the developer on the project. I hope they have a lot of other projects going on elsewhere that they are getting paid for.

    Can you imagine how slow the stimulus construction projects must be moving due to the EIR's. I would love to read the report once it's done to find out what they figured out after doing the report.

    I wonder what the major endangered species is in that area. From what I remember from going to kindergarden out their 54 years ago the water run off must head for Rheem Valley which ultimately might drain into the San Leandro Reservoir. So there maybe a drinking water issue due to rubber particles from skidding tires and chain lube contamination due to using wet lubes which cakes up with dust and drops to the ground when you clean your bike chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enicma
    Any updates? I'll be in Lafayette for the weekend, but I'm reasonably sure if the EIRs were only being done 3 months ago there's nothing to ride yet
    This is the Hilride update on the Park, I didn't think it was very informative:

    Thank you for contacting the Lafayette Bike Park project.

    You have been added to the project email list and will now receive the latest information regarding project development, the volunteer build program, park building days, fundraising and events, etc.

    If you emailed regarding donations or sponsorships we will get back to you as soon as possible.

    If you emailed with photo attachments or video links we will be making periodic website updates, so stay tuned.

    If you emailed with general project questions, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

    If your email requested information from or about the City of Lafayette, Parks, Trails and Recreation Department please contact Jonathan Katayanagi, the Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator at: jkatayanagi@ci.lafayette.ca.us.

    Thank you for your interest and involvement in the Lafayette Bike Park project!

    Sincerely,

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    UPDATE!

    It was approved by the city last spring. Had to go through environmental things. Someone brought up that their might be a federal endangered red legged frog thing in the near by creek.

    Meeting on Oct. 1 at Lafayette Community Center to show that their are many people that want a bike park and a frog shouldnt stand in our way.

    If it is not approved on Oct. 1 there is a high chance we wont get a park.


    BE THERE OCT 1. at 7:30pm Lafayette Community center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC
    UPDATE!

    It was approved by the city last spring. Had to go through environmental things. Someone brought up that their might be a federal endangered red legged frog thing in the near by creek.

    Meeting on Oct. 1 at Lafayette Community Center to show that their are many people that want a bike park and a frog shouldnt stand in our way.

    If it is not approved on Oct. 1 there is a high chance we wont get a park.


    BE THERE OCT 1. at 7:30pm Lafayette Community center.
    Pait:

    Any possibility of creating a water feature in the park that could be a new home to the red legged frogs?
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    Zorg suggested I get involved with this project so when your post came in for this thread it caught my eye.

    I live in South San Jose, so it's a looooong way up there for your meeting although I might be able to get there.

    I see mention of a skate/bmx park in Morgan Hill, just a few miles down the road and had no idea that it existed.

    I went down there last night and did see the old dirt track that had been abandon and fenced up. Then I went to the new site and saw the new facility. Most of the news articles made it sound like a seperate DIRT bmx track was being built, with all the intent to allow shaping and molding of the course. What I found was a cement park with a lot of fun looking obstacles.

    I haven't had time to see why the plans were altered and can see a lot of skaters have complained that the park is weak, but it was sure a nice, clean looking facility to me.
    I can't really comment since I am an XC type and a little old to start going for big air.
    My jumping was limited to Schwinn Stingrays and home built ramps that are no where
    near what these folks are pulling off today.

    There are quite a few YouTube vids out there that show the park with skaters and bmx
    guys doing things that look pretty amazing to me. Just search on Morgan Hill and skate park or bmx park and you'll get some hits and can see what has been done.

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    Tonights the night .

    7:30 Lafayette Community Center. ALL the support we can get. lets show the city that a park is needed

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    Props on bringing the pump track to Lafayette!!! A velodrome would be much more hip to bring to any city at this point especially considering it's year round and no mud or dirt. Either way, props and hope it went through. I was too late to the game and didn't hear about the Oct 1st community center (BTW, where is that? --- is it the veteran's building?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC
    Tonights the night .

    7:30 Lafayette Community Center. ALL the support we can get. lets show the city that a park is needed
    Were Nat and Ratchel there?

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    This sucks...was at the meeting and from what i gathered, the estimated time of an actual bike park would be September 2010. Some strange frog and fish and game...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaNicco
    This sucks...was at the meeting and from what i gathered, the estimated time of an actual bike park would be September 2010. Some strange frog and fish and game...
    Can you elaborate? I haven't seen any news.
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    http://lafayettebikepark.com./LBP_Bl..._Meeting_.html

    it can not be built till at least 2010 September at the earlyest. at the current plan is to work with the government more and a new estimated cost of 50,000 will also be added

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    Really?

    It is amazing to me that this kind of stuff happens at all levels of the state and the authoritarian self-regulation is leading to the implosion of the state's finances with those over regulating not even seeing it.

    All this extra work for nothing--and it will cost everyone an extra 50K. Thanks California!

    No wonder why businesses are leaving this state.

    I moved here from fort collins a year ago-they have one of the sweetest pumptracks and jump parks around, all connected to about 80 miles of trails that I could access from my back door---now I ride Tilden. sigh.

    Thanks for all those making it happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twelve_volt_man
    It is amazing to me that this kind of stuff happens at all levels of the state and the authoritarian self-regulation is leading to the implosion of the state's finances.

    All this extra work for nothing--and it will cost everyone an extra 50K.

    No wonder why businesses are leaving this state.

    I moved here from fort collins a year ago-they have one of the sweetest pumptracks and jump parks around, all connected to about 80 miles of trails that I could access from my back door---now I ride Tilden. sigh.

    Thanks for all those making it happen.
    Exactly why I moved to Sedona. Five trails within a five minute ride from my front door. We can ride all trails at night, we can take our dogs, there is no radar, you can ride unsanctioned trails and there are no seasonal closures. We have a small pump track behind the bike shop which beats the one in Lafayette currently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc
    Exactly why I moved to Sedona. Five trails within a five minute ride from my front door. We can ride all trails at night, we can take our dogs, there is no radar, you can ride unsanctioned trails and there are no seasonal closures. We have a small pump track behind the bike shop which beats the one in Lafayette currently.
    that is why 1. my college search was based of bikeabilty and 2. im going to live in a place were i can bike out the door for a sick ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC
    that is why 1. my college search was based of bikeabilty and 2. im going to live in a place were i can bike out the door for a sick ride
    yeah where are you looking at college? i don't know what's going to happen now but we need somewhere to ride no matter what.

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    FAT UPDATE:

    We NEED people to come to the city meeting on MONDAY night at 7pm at the new Lafayette Lirbrary.

    This meeting will be on the location of the bike park. At the last meeting we meet our first opposition and there will be more at this meeting. We would like to have as many people there as possible and would like anyone from Lafayette to come and say something in favor of this location.

    here is a update straight from Hillride:
    Given the significant number of local bike enthusiasts who support this project, the PTR Commission recently passed a motion to recommend adding $100,000 to the Bike Park Project and to have LSA & Associates, an environmental consulting firm, proceed with the permitting process.

    Recognizing there has been some recent opposition to the proposed location of this project, the Commission also wishes to obtain City Council support for moving ahead with this project.

    You are encouraged to attend the upcoming City Council meeting on Monday January 25th, where the Council will decide whether to approve moving forward with the permitting process and the construction of a bike park in the south-end of Lafayette Community Park. Below is additional project background and current project status.

    City Council Meeting:
    Monday, January 25, 2010
    7pm - The Lafayette Bike Park is first on the agenda
    Community Room at the new Library
    3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.


    Project Background
    The City Council approved the design and environmental study of a Bike Park within the south end of the Lafayette Community Park.


    During the project’s initial study, it was discovered that in 1994, a documented sighting occurred in Las Trampas Creek of a California Red-Legged Frog. Consequently, the project consultant informed the PT&R Commission that special permits and additional studies would be required in order for the project to proceed.


    For several years, local youths have been building unauthorized bike jumps along Las Trampas Creek and other environmentally sensitive areas in the Community Park. Following a request for a bike park from an organized group of local bike enthusiasts, the PTR Director and PTR Commission thought it was important to address this environmental harm and simultaneously enhance the recreation opportunities in the park by providing an area for bike riders to enjoy their sport in a clearly designated area within the Community Park.


    The area being considered is within the south end of the Community Park. The PTR Commission and staff believe this is the most suitable location for the following reasons:
    The Community Park is the only city-owned property that has the space and supporting facilities for this type of use, i.e. emergency access, restrooms, parking.
    A significant number of youths who participate in this sport live near or adjacent to the park, and the Park’s proximity to the Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail provides bike access to the site.
    The south end area was designated for active use in the 1988 adopted Community Park Master Plan. Conversely, the north end and central sections of the park are designated to remain in a more natural state.

    Current Status
    The bike park preliminary design is undergoing rigorous environmental review. Thorough environmental analysis is required to ensure the effects of the bike park will be properly mitigated and special plant and wildlife species are protected. As part of this process, appropriate permits will need to be obtained through the Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Game.


    The PTR Director, representatives from Hilride Progression Development Group, representatives from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the biologist who made the 1994 red-legged frog sighting near the proposed project will be meeting to discuss the permitting process and the involvement of the US Army Corps of Engineers, the entity with jurisdiction over the creek banks, in order to pursue drainage outfall improvements as part of the project. These improvements would shore up the banks around the drainage outfall to address existing erosion, thereby stabilizing and improving the creek environment.


    A biological survey is scheduled to be conducted in early spring in order to adequately catalog any special plant and wildlife species that could be affected.

    any questions or things you need to know?
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    Wow, somebody saw a frog15 years ago, and everybody gets involved. Good luck to you guys.
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    Now is your chance to help

    City Council Meeting:
    Monday, January 25, 2010
    7pm - The Lafayette Bike Park is first on the agenda
    Community Room at the new Library
    3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.


    We all need to attend and bring a friend. Even if you do not speak, a large group of people turning out for a meeting makes a big statement. See you there!

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    its tonight, please come out or at least tell your lafayette biker friends to come out

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC
    its tonight, please come out or at least tell your lafayette biker friends to come out
    The suspense is killing us. Did the frog win?

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    no one has won or lost yet. we were given more money again, which is always a good thing. city is still on board, but they want more info on it and more opposition has showed up. were still fighting though

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC
    no one has won or lost yet. we were given more money again, which is always a good thing. city is still on board, but they want more info on it and more opposition has showed up. were still fighting though
    What kind of opposition are we talking about? The environmental kind or the NIMBY?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC
    they want more info on it
    PB:

    What is the definitition of IT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc
    PB:

    What is the definitition of IT?
    on the plans for the bike park, which is hard to give without knowing what will happen in the environmental report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintballeerXC
    on the plans for the bike park, which is hard to give without knowing what will happen in the environmental report.
    pb:

    So are you saying the design plan shown in his article: http://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archi...f/page%202.pdf
    isn't really the plan?

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    The recent update is out to those on the email list. We now have a facebook page to keep communication going for those that are in support of the project. Please like and share it, we need to gather our user group again because we will be needing to show support to city soon.

    This is a status report for the Lafayette Bike Park project.
    The City of Lafayette staff, bike park designers from Hilride and environmental consultants from LSA Associates have been working diligently to prepare the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Draft Initial Study, which is close to completion. Pending final internal preparation and review it will be made available for the public review and comment period.
    Stayed tuned for the latest updates and information.
    If you have questions and comments related to the project or the environmental compliance process, please contact Jennifer Russell, City of Lafayette Parks, Trails and Recreation Director at (925) 284-2232, or Russell@ci.lafayette.ca.us.
    If you have questions about the design of the bike park please contact Nat Lopes at Hilride Progession Development Group LLC at (510) 789-3124, or nat@hilride.com.
    For more information about the bike park please go to www.lafayettebikepark.com
    Thank you for your continued interest of the Lafayette Bike Park project.
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    Cell: (510) 789-3124
    Thanks! Lets get people talking again because this project needs to gather some following!

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    So, what's the latest?
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