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    Appleton - Art Lecker Park going ahead?

    Anyone know the status of Art Lecker adding MTB trails?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slooowfoot View Post
    Anyone know the status of Art Lecker adding MTB trails?
    Dude, stop by the shop and I can give you the long version.

    The short version is Yes! and it's going to be awesome.

    Alpine Bike Parks has been brought in to design the park. They designed the Valmont bike park in Boulder CO (google it, anything close will be awesome). They are working on 3 conceptual plans now that we anticipate being able to see in early January. After a final conceptual plan is picked, they'll go back and do engineering drawings and we have to raise money. The city of Grand Chute has committed a good chunk of change but it's contingent on getting it matched by donations and grants. The goal is to start construction once conditions allow in the spring.
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    Great news, will do, hope you had a great Xmas!
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    Where can I find out more info in this?

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    Right now, there isn't any more info. More details when they are available.
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    Check out facebook.com/alpinebikeparks - we'll be posting project updates here, as well as other relevant information that you might be interested in as it becomes available.

    Stoked!

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    Fantastic!!!

    That is music to my ears, tired of driving 40 mins each way each time I want to ride.

    Any idea on timing to get it built? Are you taking on volunteers?
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    If you want to give feedback on plans, here is the meeting list: Doodle: Lecker Park Design Discussion
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    There's going to be a park in Appleton?

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    Yes, well technically Grand Chute. More details will be available in the near future.
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    This is great news!

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    Just got the last draft of the conceptual plan and vision document. We should see the publicly presentable version in the very near future. Be excited, be very excited...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwnhlldav View Post
    Just got the last draft of the conceptual plan and vision document. We should see the publicly presentable version in the very near future. Be excited, be very excited...
    A road trip or 5 may be necessary this summer. If it looks half as awesome as the one in Boulder, I'll be pretty stoked.
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    Any updates? I havent heard a thing in months!

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    I'm interested as well...

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    Sorry for not keeping this updated. The land was denied for Art Lecker. We are currently looking for a new location. However, the good news is the trail is moving full stream ahead at Riverview Gardens. We are also looking at other locations for land right now. To keep up with what is going on visit (and like) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fox-V...65143920308420.
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    Damn...what happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LPWSales View Post
    Damn...what happened?
    DNR did not approve it. Looking for a new place now.
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    Anything possible on the land by New London?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LPWSales View Post
    Anything possible on the land by New London?
    Since the bike park is a city of Grand Chute project, they are not considering land in New London. Not sure what is going on there, but that's been a rumor since I moved to WI over 5 years ago. I'm not holding my breath...
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    Update: The park commission has made a recommendation on location (I'm not sure if it's public knowledge yet so I'm not going to divulge until I get the okay). Because of the change of venue, the city needs to have some public input sessions with the surrounding neighborhoods. They've asked that anyone in the area who supports the bike park attend the meetings to show support. Once I know the dates, I'll post the info. You can also stay up to date by checking out the newly formed Fox Valley Mountain Bikers, part of the new IMBA chapter, Northeast Wisconsin Trails (NEWT).

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