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    Good job! Help raise funds for Redding's new bike park!!

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    The Redding Bike Park has been advocated for so long and by so many groups, please donít expect a clear picture of that here. We do know that many passionate people have pushed for it to happen for just as many years. We picked up that torch and continued to work with the City on issues such as location, design, maintenance, and liability. With the creation of the Caldwell Junior Park, the City of Redding has seen what a beneficial amenity a bike park is for the community.

    After securing a great location for the bike park in the heart of Redding next to the beautiful Sacramento river, we went to work on a concept plan that would best utilize the space and not only encourage bike skills progression but be a vibrant, comfortable and safe place to build community. With the event area, we will be able to continue to hold fun events while raising funds for continued maintenance of the park.

    In 2020, the City of Redding was awarded a Statewide Park Development grant amounting to $6.7 million for the revitalization of Caldwell Park. $1.5 million of that has been allocated for the construction of the park. Due to the nature of CA state laws, the park will need to be designed by a different company than the one who builds it. The City is in the Process of lining up qualified companies to bid on both design and construction of the park. We will work with both the designer and builder to ensure that the park meets our high standards.

    While $1.5 million is a huge dollar amount, more than we would ever be able to raise, unfortunately due to the nature of public work projects, $1.5 million doesnít go nearly as far as we had hoped. For example, if using grant funds to pay for a professional builder, for a pump track the size that we want it would cost over $300,000 alone! We have set a goal of raising at least $100,000 as matching funds for the park. Without as many restrictions, we will be able to maximize how far these funds go. This money will come from generous local individuals and families who want the best bike park possible, local companies that recognize the importance of having a vibrant active healthy community and from companies in the bike industry who invest millions each year to improve cycling infrastructure. You can donate directly to the bike park through the active Gofundme campaign.

    https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/ca...ding-bike-park

    Thanks from everyone here at Redding Trail Alliance and the bike community in general!!!
    Redding Trail Alliance - www.reddingtrailalliance.org

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    Redding has it going on. Swayze is so fun. I have greatly enjoyed your handywork and will definitely kick in.

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    Itís too hot in Redding

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    Quote Originally Posted by roughster View Post
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    Thanks! Not only for your donation, but for all the work you do on trails in your area. If you ever come up this way, let us know and someone will show you around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbd View Post
    Redding has it going on. Swayze is so fun. I have greatly enjoyed your hanywork and will definitely kick in.

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    Thanks!!
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    $300,000 grand for a pump track? Damn, what did the one in Weaverville cost? Awesome this looks to be happening, crazy how $1.5 million in tax payer money isn't enough money. That's just criminal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prozach0215 View Post
    $300,000 grand for a pump track? Damn, what did the one in Weaverville cost? Awesome this looks to be happening, crazy how $1.5 million in tax payer money isn't enough money. That's just criminal!
    Well, first you have to subsidize the environmental science graduates' student loans, then you have to get tested and approved dirt, then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by prozach0215 View Post
    $300,000 grand for a pump track? Damn, what did the one in Weaverville cost? Awesome this looks to be happening, crazy how $1.5 million in tax payer money isn't enough money. That's just criminal!
    It cost a whole lot less. I am guessing in the $40 to $50 thousand range. I am waiting on a breakdown of the costs from one of the guys over there.

    And yes, it is crazy that the pump track would cost $300,000, but we are talking about professional contractors making prevailing wage. The more you are involved in public works projects, you see that they just cost a lot of money, it's the nature of the beast. That is why we are hoping to raise the funds so that we can do the pump track ourselves since we know we can build something every bit as good as a large company like Velosolutions.
    Redding Trail Alliance - www.reddingtrailalliance.org

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