WheelsJr (just turned 6) is killing it on his "Green 16". He loves riding at Shells but it's a bit of a haul for us and he wants more table tops to ride up and drop off. How kid-friendly is the Pleasanton bike park? Does it get really crowded, lots of attitude? He's been riding park-like scenes since he was 3 on the like-a-bike so he knows how to handle himself, but I don't want to get him stoked on the ride over and then have it turn out to be way over his head.
There's nothing there that you can't just ride over. There's a small "track" on the side closest to the street. You start on a hill and roll into a couple small jumps, take a hairpin berm to the right some more small jumps, berm to the left....it ends near a picnic table. On the other side there's a couple sets of doubled tabletops. they're rollable but have slight humps and a dip in the middle.
It isn't very big and but you could go once and see if he really likes it. I used to work nearby and went after work a few times. If I wanted to get a similar workout I'd head to Calabazas (even though I don't like the flow there) since it's closer to me (South Bay).
Went for a couple of hours with WheelsJr today, it was great. I should have brought my 20" instead of the Nomad, but the little man had an awesome time. There was a lot more variety than I expected - thanks for the info!
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