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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Valmont Bike Park

    From the newsletter going out today:

    A World-Class Cycling Facility
    Planned by the Community
    Built by the Best in the World

    Buy a Brick by August 21 and Make That Money Multiply

    The meetings are done. The approval from City Council was unanimous. It's time to create a place like no other. And we will all help make it happen.

    Actually, work has already begun. A design team of Parks and Rec Staff, BMA reps, and local landscape architects to select a Dream Team of trail building specialists to build the bike specific features of the park.

    What are we talking about?
    A UCI World Championship Cyclocross Race Course
    A BMX Jump Course
    A Pump Track
    Mountain Bike Skills Course
    Four Cross Track
    Singletrack Trails
    Progressive Challenge - For the Entire Family!
    We need the cycling community to step up and show their support via a "Buy a Brick" campaign that will help build the special features of this park.

    Buy a Brick and Help Build It!

    Today we kick off a fundraising campaign that will help us generate even more money through a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado. Grant applications that have strong community support score higher in the selection process. We are applying for a $200,000 grant! Your donation helps us win that grant!

    The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Foundation and BMA (Boulder Mountainbike Alliance) are partnering to build the Valmont Bike Park. We like to call it 40 acres of bliss. We have big plans for the park- a place to ride, teach, learn, race and advocate. You will be impressed with the vision.

    Your donation is tax deductible (501c3#84-0725860) and will be allocated to the Valmont Bike Park, not the general parks fund, nor BMA. Be part of it, or at least come out and ride when it is done. The Park will be free and open to users of all ages and abilities. You will be greeted with the most progressive bike park ever built and of course, lots of ear to ear grins…

    Contribution Options:
    $25 Valmont Supporter- Keep me in the loop!
    $50 Fat Tire Society- Single track in Boulder? Sign me up!
    $100 SwitchBack Member- Engraved Individual Brick* (includes 1 year BMA individual membership)
    $250 CycloCross Founder– Engraved Medium Brick* (includes 1 year BMA individual membership)
    $500 Big Ring Society– Engraved Large Brick* (includes 1 year BMA individual membership)
    $1,000 Top of the Podium– Engraved XL Brick* (with your company logo or a personalized message and 1 year BMA individual membership)
    Other - Fill in a random amount you would like to contribute.
    We have lofty goals for permanent structures to enhance the park experience. If you or your company wants to be more involved, we are looking for donations to construct the following.
    Podium $2,500
    Belgian Run-Up $5,000
    Pump Track $25,000
    Event Registration Shelter $25,000
    Tot Lot Play Ground $50,000
    Platt Farm House Restoration $200,000
    Brick Details:

    If you purchase a brick, you will enter your name as text to be engraved on the brick. If you like you may keep your donation anonymous. Only the $1,000 bricks may have corporate messages and/or logos. We reserve the right to refuse text deemed inappropriate.

    Brick details are conceptual. Final park design is not yet complete. Donors may alternatively be honored at the park with their name on an engraved cobble, etched in a sandstone wall, or other recognition consistent with “Bricks” and final park design.

    Individual Brick

    2 lines per brick
    up to 16 spaces per line
    Medium Brick

    4 lines per brick
    up to 16 spaces per line
    Large Brick

    6 lines per brick
    up to 16 spaces per line
    Corporate Brick/XL

    8 lines per brick
    up to 16 spaces per line OR
    Let us contact you to arrange to add your company logo or personalized message.

    NOTE: Punctuation and spaces count as characters. All text will be one size font, all capitals, and centered.

    To support the Valmont Bike Park use our on-line form to make a donation or buy a brick by clicking

    Buy a Brick

    The pararie dogs will be moved this fall, full blown construction is slated to begin in April 2009. Every aspect of this facility will be the best it can possibly be or we will throw it back and ask for better. It's tioem to stop the talk and get this world class cycling facility built!

    Visit to learn more
    Contact Bobby Noyes, BMA Valmont Project Director
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2004
    Dayum, good news! Everywhere but Denver it seems, can get these things going...
    Golden Bike Park

    Golden Connector Trails need your support!

  3. #3
    Bad Andy
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    May 2007
    That looks really cool.
    Location = Valmont and ???
    Too lazy to look it up.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2003

    Link for Buying a Brick and more info

    To buy a brick:

    To contact Bobby Noyes, BMA Valmont Project Director:

    Ask your employer to join in this effort, maybe they will match your contribution and more.

    Everything about this facility is going to be top notch, if it doesn't, we'll throw it over the fence and tell them to get it right.

    We have an agency that is enthusiastic, the full support of City Council, and a cycling community that is second to none.

    This is going to be fun. This is not the case where, "I'll let the other guy cover this." If you live in the Boulder vicinity, you need to step up and represent.

    Today we start the process of building a cycling facility that will be second to none.

    I certainly want a piece of that.
    Last edited by mtbmike1; 07-31-2008 at 07:18 AM.
    Longmont Colorado

    The world is run by those that show up....

  5. #5
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    Jan 2006
    silly debaser, haven't you heard? there's no biking in boulder...

    (glad to see this finally coming to friution; well done!)
    .And following our will and wind . . .
    . . .We'll ride the spiral to the end
    and may just go where no one's been.

  6. #6
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    Feb 2006
    Very excited to be a part of this! I think my broke ass can pony up $100

  7. #7
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    Sep 2007
    Where in the love of christ was this thing when I lived across the street from that empty lot!? God I'm jealous!

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