March 12 and 13, 19 and 20
The Superior Bike Park is under construction at the Town's newest park facility, Community Park East/3 Parks, and we need your help to make this great new park feature a reality. Check your schedule and plan now to get involved in your community to make this happen! Over 4 days on the weekends of March 12-13 and 19-20, we hope to have more than 100 volunteers invest in our community to help construct the tracks and jumps for the Bike Park, all under the direction of nationally-known, locally-based bike park designer Lee McCormack. (Click HERE to learn more about the overall project design and progress.)
If you have walked, jogged, biked, or driven down Rock Creek Parkway recently and noticed the mounds of dirt in the area between the Saddlebrooke and Horizons neighborhoods, this is where it will all happen. That area has been cleared in preparation for volunteers (i.e., you, your family and neighbors) to construct the jumps and other mountain bike and BMX features which Lee has designed to make up 4 tracks - an advanced flow track and a pump track, and a beginner's flow track and pump track. The amazing volunteers who help hand-shape the track will be the first to ride the finished product on March 20th.
The Town's Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (PROSTAC) and Town staff are reaching out to volunteer groups, sponsors and individuals who might be willing to participate. We'll start at 9:00 a.m. each day and work through 5:00 p.m. with a break for lunch. We'll have food, water, tools and restroom facilities available, so please come by and help for as long as you might be available. Wear work clothes and bring gloves. Tools to bring if you can: shovels, metal rakes, push brooms, hoes, tampers, wheel barrows or buckets. Terrific raffle prizes will be given away each day. You can just show up on those days, but if you have questions please contact Aaron Atwell (PROSTAC committee member, [email protected], 303-638-2024), or the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department at 303-499-3675. Remember, this project cannot happen without you - volunteer support has helped reduce the cost of the project, and can even enable the Town to add enhancements that otherwise would not be possible at this time.