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    The definitive urban or community bike skills and recreation site thread.

    Hi,

    I'm a few weeks away for a next step toward a community bike recreation site - pump track and bike skills construction. I am aware of the Seattle I 5 Colonnade, Plainfield, IL pump track, and efforts and parks in Boise and Rapid City. Could you please post names, links, sites and photos for both ideas and having a general synopsis?

    I hope this makes sense - pump track, jumps, TTFs and construction confined to a rather small area and not a trail network.

    My first meeting for exposing the concept to the community and beyond land managers is tomorrow, my date for the appropriate planning committee is in a few weeks, and I'll be taking city officials to the private trail system of a bicycle firm in a few weeks where they will see a pump track, dirt jump and technical trail features.

    Thank you any insights as to what other communities are up to or have done.

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    In Boise check out:
    http://www.idahovelopark.org/ for the cycling park. There have also been articles in bike magazine and decline.
    No website for the willow lane jump park.
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    Also, check out the Burns Lake Mountain Bike Park in Burns Lake, BC, Canada. I helped Mark Schmidt of IMBA Canada and Jay Hoots from www.hoots.ca design and build some of the park. You'll also find some cool stuff on Jay's site.

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    Linkage

    Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park, Boise, Idaho
    http://www.idahovelopark.org
    -- 20 acres, BMX, Four-Cross, Skills Terrain, Jumps, Short-Track MTB, Cyclo-Cross, and Velodrome.

    Woodward Mountain Bike Skills Progression Park, Fresno, California
    http://www.woodwardmtbpark.com
    -- 10 acres, Air DH Trail, Short Track XC, North Shore trail, Rock Garden, Pump Track, and Drop progression.

    I-5 Colonnade Urban Mountain Bike Skills Park, Seattle, Washington
    http://bbtc.org/wiki/index.php?title...il_Description
    -- Innovative terrain park located under a freeway near downtown. Trails, obstacles, jumps, pump track, skills.

    Corral Center Mountain Bike Park, Fort Collins, Colorado
    http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/Lory/...ountainBiking/
    -- 70,000 sq feet, dirt jumps, pump track, skills area, and many miles of trails in state park.

    Plainfield Bike Park, Plainfield, Illinois
    http://www.plainfieldbikepark.com/
    -- The park will consist of a dirt jump area, a skills area, and a pump track.

    Highbridge Park, Manhattan, New York
    http://www.nycmtb.com/trails/highbridge.html
    -- Singletrack trails, freeride trail, dirt jump park, pump track.

    Cunningham Park Trails, Queens, New York
    http://www.nycmtb.com/trails/cunningham.html
    -- Urban trail system featuring 7 miles of trails and dirt jumps.

    Calabazas BMX Park
    http://calabazasbmxpark.org
    $883,000 course carved on 1.6 acres along the banks of Calabazas Creek - now a series of large, sculpted mounds of dirt that allow acrobatic bicyclists to alternately roll and then fly through the air.

    Kamloops Bike Ranch, Kamloops, British Columbia
    http://city.kamloops.bc.ca/bikeranch/index.shtml
    -- 64 acres, downhill trail, jump park, BMX track, cross-country trails, biker cross track, and a kid's park.

    Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park, Tasmania
    http://www.tasbikepark.com/

    Filthy Trails Bikepark in Maasmechelen, Belgium
    http://www.filthytrails.be/NEW/EN/INDEX/

    More than 20 Bike Parks, British Columbia, Canada
    http://www.hoots.ca/skills_parks/stories/
    -- This is the website of professional park builder Jay Hoots, who has helped create tons of killer parks.

    The IMBA website http://www.imba.com/resources/freeriding/index.html has a list of more than 30 bike parks and technical riding areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imba_pete
    Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park, Boise, Idaho
    http://www.idahovelopark.org
    -- 20 acres, BMX, Four-Cross, Skills Terrain, Jumps, Short-Track MTB, Cyclo-Cross, and Velodrome.

    Woodward Mountain Bike Skills Progression Park, Fresno, California
    http://www.woodwardmtbpark.com
    -- 10 acres, Air DH Trail, Short Track XC, North Shore trail, Rock Garden, Pump Track, and Drop progression.

    I-5 Colonnade Urban Mountain Bike Skills Park, Seattle, Washington
    http://bbtc.org/wiki/index.php?title...il_Description
    -- Innovative terrain park located under a freeway near downtown. Trails, obstacles, jumps, pump track, skills.

    Corral Center Mountain Bike Park, Fort Collins, Colorado
    http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/Lory/...ountainBiking/
    -- 70,000 sq feet, dirt jumps, pump track, skills area, and many miles of trails in state park.

    Plainfield Bike Park, Plainfield, Illinois
    http://www.plainfieldbikepark.com/
    -- The park will consist of a dirt jump area, a skills area, and a pump track.

    Highbridge Park, Manhattan, New York
    http://www.nycmtb.com/trails/highbridge.html
    -- Singletrack trails, freeride trail, dirt jump park, pump track.

    Cunningham Park Trails, Queens, New York
    http://www.nycmtb.com/trails/cunningham.html
    -- Urban trail system featuring 7 miles of trails and dirt jumps.

    Calabazas BMX Park
    http://calabazasbmxpark.org
    $883,000 course carved on 1.6 acres along the banks of Calabazas Creek - now a series of large, sculpted mounds of dirt that allow acrobatic bicyclists to alternately roll and then fly through the air.

    Kamloops Bike Ranch, Kamloops, British Columbia
    http://city.kamloops.bc.ca/bikeranch/index.shtml
    -- 64 acres, downhill trail, jump park, BMX track, cross-country trails, biker cross track, and a kid's park.

    Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park, Tasmania
    http://www.tasbikepark.com/

    Filthy Trails Bikepark in Maasmechelen, Belgium
    http://www.filthytrails.be/NEW/EN/INDEX/

    More than 20 Bike Parks, British Columbia, Canada
    http://www.hoots.ca/skills_parks/stories/
    -- This is the website of professional park builder Jay Hoots, who has helped create tons of killer parks.

    The IMBA website http://www.imba.com/resources/freeriding/index.html has a list of more than 30 bike parks and technical riding areas.
    Thank you.

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    Here's ours:
    http://www.fttrc.org/bike-park.htm

    We start building in the novice area this weekend, whee!

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    Here's the official NYC Parks Bicycling page, scroll to mountain biking:

    http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_thing...ike_paths.html
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