The definitive urban or community bike skills and recreation site thread.
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.
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.
Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park, Boise, Idaho
-- 20 acres, BMX, Four-Cross, Skills Terrain, Jumps, Short-Track MTB, Cyclo-Cross, and Velodrome.
Woodward Mountain Bike Skills Progression Park, Fresno, California
-- 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
-- Innovative terrain park located under a freeway near downtown. Trails, obstacles, jumps, pump track, skills.
Corral Center Mountain Bike Park, Fort Collins, Colorado
-- 70,000 sq feet, dirt jumps, pump track, skills area, and many miles of trails in state park.
Plainfield Bike Park, Plainfield, Illinois
-- The park will consist of a dirt jump area, a skills area, and a pump track.
Highbridge Park, Manhattan, New York
-- Singletrack trails, freeride trail, dirt jump park, pump track.
Cunningham Park Trails, Queens, New York
-- Urban trail system featuring 7 miles of trails and dirt jumps.
Calabazas BMX Park
$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
-- 64 acres, downhill trail, jump park, BMX track, cross-country trails, biker cross track, and a kid's park.
Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park, Tasmania
Filthy Trails Bikepark in Maasmechelen, Belgium
More than 20 Bike Parks, British Columbia, Canada
-- 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.
Originally Posted by imba_pete
We start building in the novice area this weekend, whee!
Here's the official NYC Parks Bicycling page, scroll to mountain biking: