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    Golden Bike Park: Need your help!!!

    The rumors and plans are becoming reality! The Golden Bike Park is very close with final plans with approvals coming up quickly. The Golden Bike Park development Team needs your assistance on a few matters; and its only a quick email away:

    The Golden Bike Park is meant to appeal to everyone. We are planning to have several elements that include:
    -Gravity fed flow trail
    -Gravity fed jump trail
    -pump tracks (2 initially, one for smaller kids and one for bigger kids (adults))
    -cyclo-cross / XC loop
    -DH skill trails
    -drop zone
    -Dirt Jumps
    -progression & obstacle elements trail

    All of these elements will be phased in over time, and our window for phase one approvals is getting very close.

    How you can help:

    1. Support
    2. maintenance crews
    3. Trail construction

    1. I would like to get your support. All you need to do is send me an email, stating your support of the park.
    -please include
    -your full name
    -your address, city, state
    -email address (this is for communication only, I WON'T SPAM YOU!!!)
    -telephone number (optional)

    2. We are putting together a long term maintenance plan for Golden Parks & Rec's Dept. Because they have never maintained a facility like this, short term, we need your help with a maintenance plan. If you would like to volunteer some time, helping with trail maintenance and other bike park help, Please let me know in the email!!!
    -state in the email: Please contact me for help with bike park maintenance.

    -our expectation is that we'll run a voluntary once a month (initially) crew to keep the dirt in the right places and make sure the trails are the way we want them.

    3. Longer term, we'll be putting together new trail plans and Bike Park Idea's from you. We want this to be a place where everyone (XC, DH, DS, DJ, DS, FR, Cyclo-cross, kids, teenager, groms, wives, beginners to seasoned experts) can come and ride. In addition to your support, please realize that when you send your support for this park, that you may be a part of its longevity as this grows into something for everyone. Building trails can be a lot of fun, please let us know if you're interested in that as well.


    So please, send me an email, with the above info (your name, addy) and let us know if you're interested in being a part of the trail crew (both routine maintenance and long term planning input).

    Please send emails to: goldenbikepark@gmail.com

    If you know people that would be interested, please forward this text and info to them!

    Thank you for your support
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    Email'd

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    EMd you. You have my commitment for several weekends of trial construction. Lets bust this thing out before the summer.

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    Bump. Remember you don't necessarily have to sign up for trail maintenance to put a 'signature' down in support!

    Thanks for the responses all, keep'em coming!
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    You can put me down. I think you got all my info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    You can put me down. I think you got all my info.
    Mike please send me an email at the bike park email address. I need a 'trail'. But, you're too lazy, or two worried about your thread count, I understand! BTW, were you in Golden last night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    Mike please send me an email at the bike park email address. I need a 'trail'.
    Aren't you supposed to be BUILDING trails?
    But, you're too lazy, or two worried about your thread count, I understand! BTW, were you in Golden last night?
    Ahhh... you know me two well.

    I was not in Golden last night... was someone impersonating me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Aren't you supposed to be BUILDING trails?

    Ahhh... you know me two well.

    I was not in Golden last night... was someone impersonating me?

    Sorry, I need a virtual paper trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    Sorry, I need a virtual paper trail.
    You frikkin' bureaucrats.

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    I might be down for a park, but don't know if I can commit any time or paper trail...
    Can you build it first and let me know if it's worth my time?
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    I'm in. Email sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    Can you build it first and let me know if it's worth my time?

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    Email sent. I like the sound of this, a lot.

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    count the PPC crew in

    contact info sent.
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    ditto!
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! just to clarify

    the plan being proposed for city approval includes a flow trail (jumps/berms), a skills-development area / pump track, and then a similar youth/beginner area. so just to make sure community expectations are met, this plan does not include a XC or CX course nor dirt jumps... that's not to say that those features couldn't be proposed at some future date– first we have to prove the concept.

    also, the most important "call to action" of this thread is really about the maintenance. we need to be able to prove to the city that if we build this we can take care of it (as they will not). we need a list of people—ideally who live in the golden/arvada area—who can commit to helping us out once a month or so over the season. this will be a part of our proposal, and if we can't provide it, it could scuttle the whole plan. so shoot taylor a note w/ your contact info and we'll put together a "crew" for 2010.

    as a side note, please tentatively mark february 16 on your calendar, as we may need to call upon some MTB'ers to show up at a public comment evening to show support for this, as we're expecting some pushback (opposition) from a very small minority—but influential—group of neighbors.

    thanks for your support.

    P.S. we should have plans to share in about a week or so.
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    All,
    For those of you that have submitted names, contact info, and support for park and help, thank you.

    Please contact other riding buddies and spread the word! We have over 50 contacts at this point and rising!

    Remember, as with all public subjects, there may be opposition by others. We need numbers and support!

    Thanks!
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    Incredibly well done Taylor and Terry, thanks for your efforts on behalf of all of us. I could use some skills work.

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    Email Sent..Can't wait for this to happen !!
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    what are the details for the meeting on the 16th?

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    We'll post info closer to the 16th.
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    I can't believe you will be getting opposition on this. If they get political with you, get political with them.

    Tell them that this will be a safe and healthy alternative to other afterschool hangouts.

    Also let them know that parks like this have been proven to reduce:

    Childhood obesity
    Drug use amongst kids aged 13 - 19
    Gang activity

    And then ask them if they are against reducing these things.

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    I'll help. I can run loaders, excavators,skid steers. etc. if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdh
    I'll help. I can run loaders, excavators,skid steers. etc. if needed.
    PM sent.

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    one of my customers offered up their bobcat too. i have a good feeling that'll come in handy.
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