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    Sacramento Bike Park?

    Join us in developing a Pump Track / Dirt Jump park at Sutter's Landing on the American River Parkway. We have sufficient City support, but there are many who are trying to keep the bikes on the paved bike trail and want Sutter's Landing to be "passive" recreation only. We need your help by bringing as many bike riders as possible to this upcoming community meeting.

    When: Wednesday, June 19th @ 7:00 pm
    Where: Sutter's Landing Skate Park

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oso Negro View Post
    Join us in developing a Pump Track / Dirt Jump park at Sutter's Landing on the American River Parkway. We have sufficient City support, but there are many who are trying to keep the bikes on the paved bike trail and want Sutter's Landing to be "passive" recreation only. We need your help by bringing as many bike riders as possible to this upcoming community meeting.

    When: Wednesday, June 19th @ 7:00 pm
    Where: Sutter's Landing Skate Park

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    Thanks for this info Oso Negro. As far as the opposition, can you give some more detail on that? Who is wanting to keep the bikes on the paved trail? Is that someone from the city, from a neighborhood group, or other organization? Where did you hear that?

    Is the Sacramento Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) run by Bob Horowitz still around? If so, have you gotten them involved? I seem to remember they had run some cyclocross races out at that park in the past with the Elgarts. Horowitz was also pursuing more mountain bike trail access along the river parkway, with the idea of developing the Discovery Loop Trail, which would run from Discovery Park to Sac State and include Sutter's Landing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bokchoicowboy View Post
    Thanks for this info Oso Negro. As far as the opposition, can you give some more detail on that? Who is wanting to keep the bikes on the paved trail? Is that someone from the city, from a neighborhood group, or other organization? Where did you hear that?

    Is the Sacramento Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) run by Bob Horowitz still around? If so, have you gotten them involved? I seem to remember they had run some cyclocross races out at that park in the past with the Elgarts. Horowitz was also pursuing more mountain bike trail access along the river parkway, with the idea of developing the Discovery Loop Trail, which would run from Discovery Park to Sac State and include Sutter's Landing.
    Hey BOKCHOICOWBOY. Glad you are interested in this little project. FYI, OSO NEGRO and myself are fronting this effort. The primary concern or push back is coming from a local environmental group that wants to keep SLP as a passive recreation destination. Swainson's Hawk foraging habitat is their preferred mechanism to stop anything from happening on existing, otehrwise, questionable dirt area.

    I've met with Robert, he is onboard. As is FATRAC (they obsorbed SAMBA), SABA and the City Parks Commision. So we have the support of a few advocacy groups and the city. Now we need people who will ride a pump track to show up and voice their support. June 19th at 7pm at the skate park at SLP. Hope to see you and all your buddies there. Bring kids, too if you have any. We need to inlcude the little ones.

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    Thanks for the info, Leveerider. I have that date marked on the calendar.

    I just took a look at the FATRAC webpage and see nothing posted in the "events" calendar (in fact, their homepage shows the last posting July of 2012.) It looks like they have abandoned that page in favor of Meetup and Twitter.

    Make sure you guys keep info flowing and bump this thread as the meeting date gets closer.
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    I'm interested and would definitely attend if I was t scheduled to be out of state at that time.
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    Reminder-
    The Community Meeting for the future of Sutter's Landing is tonight.
    This is not just about a pump track anymore. This meeting will be about any future "Active Recreation" at Sutter's Landing.
    We encourage all bike advocates to attend.

    When: Wednesday, June 19th @ 7:00 pm
    Where: Sutter's Landing (B Street Skate Park)

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    sent out the word on facebook and to my local riding buddies.

    In +10 or so.

    Keep up the good work, thanks!

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    Sacramento Bike Park?

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    Fingers crossed for you guys

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    Thanks again for the support.
    You guys have some serious beer credits with us.
    Cheers!
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    -- So, most of the time when you're riding hard and not falling (since you only fall sometimes), you aren't actually riding hard." W.

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    Report Back!!
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    prolly a couple hunnerd peeps at the meeting.

    was hosted by the local city councilman and a bunch of parks and rec staffers, but leslie knope, tom haverford, and ron swanson were no shows

    loco politico: "blah blah blah. this is the first of many meetings. blah blah blah. vision of the future. blah blah blah. a wide variety of interests with sometimes conflicting views of how the land should be utilized. blah blah blah...."

    i'm all for conservation and all, but there were more than a few 'eco-nazis' at the meeting that were not only certifiably looney, but just plain g.d. annoying as well.

    bottom line: land set aside for a proposed and as yet unfunded pump track / bmx course has been instead allocated to a funded solar panel farm. oh snap.

    take away: pump track enthusiasts need to somehow gain political clout and form an alliance with the parks and rec peeple, youth groups, or whomever and to go head to head with those dayam krazee tree huggers.

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    Sacramento Bike Park?

    Really?

    What about working with the environment groups? Bike parks are heathy.

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    Build day 6/20/15


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    Out of town this weekend on family Disneyland trip or I would find a way to be there. Thanks in advance to everyone who puts in labor on this project!
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    This is amazing news!

    I'll try to swing by and help out.

    This is huge for the area! Thanks to all who made this possible

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    It sounds like Bike Dog brewery is stepping up with beer for the volunteers, Along with all the refreshments FATRAC is bringing. a good-sized crew will be out there all day today. If you have an hour to spare, show up!

    This has to be the fastest approved and built bike park in the country!

    http://www.meetup.com/FATRAC/events/223291825/

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    Every trails a flow trail ifya would just learn how to ride-stop dumbing down the planet

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    Last Saturday FATRAC built out the "XC" trail. Most of the trail was roughed in by machine, which allowed us to work on B line features like jumps, burms, whoops, and even a small wooden feature. I believe we put in about 7 jumps.

    This Wednesday, is building MOAR jumps and stunts, as well as finishing out the trail we dug by hand.

    For building trail, this is an amazing opportunity. If you see potential for a fun stunty item on the trail, you can build it! When does that happen?

    If you like building fun trail limited only by your imagination, get out there and get your shovel in the ground.

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    [QUOTE=Mr.P;12044972]...

    For building trail, this is an amazing opportunity. If you see potential for a fun stunty item on the trail, you can build it! When does that happen?...
    /QUOTE]

    Roughly 100% of the time a government agency doesn't dictate what can and can't be built?
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    Any updates on the bike park?
    Last edited by intheways; 07-12-2015 at 01:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intheways View Post
    Any updates on the bike park?
    I'd ask College Cyclery... they seem to be driving this the most. I can't say I know what the next steps are.... but I trust it is coming along!

    https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/sac...53510552798117

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    BOOM:


    "Grand Opening and Dedication of the Sacramento Bike Park will be Saturday, October 31, at 10:00 AM. Location is Vine St. off North 7th, north of Richards Blvd. at the river"
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    Nice! I been thinking of heading out to the elk grove bike park, but never wanted to deal with the traffic after work..will definitely be visiting this park

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    This is pretty awesome. Has anyone been out there? I'm guessing it's done if it opens on the 31st

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    Ive seen the pump track; its legit!

    Have yet to see the jump lines though, looking forward to the opening
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