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The Official Sunnyside Bike Park Thread...

FYI...


Join the City of Toronto for a volunteer work day at Sunnyside Bike Park

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Meet at: Sunnyside Bike Park, 3 Ellis Ave (at Lake Shore Blvd W.)
Parking: Car parking is available on the south side of Lake Shore Blvd. W. Please cross at the lights at Ellis Ave to get on site.

Come to WORK. Help us get the park ready for riding.
Volunteers will be assisting with:
- constructing and shaping riding features
- laying mulch
- garbage clean up

For more information and to register please email: [email protected]
Space is limited. Registration is required.

*Professional bike park building staff from Hoots Inc. will provide training and equipment
*This event is weather dependant and will take place rain or shine, but may not run if park conditions are muddy or unsafe (thunderstorms)
*Be prepared and dressed for outdoor working conditions, please bring or wear:
- work boots or sturdy closed toed shoes
- sunscreen and hat
- drinking water

Hope to see you there!


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"Due to rain last night the community build day has been officially postponed, I will let you all know when it will be rescheduled for..."
 

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"We regret to inform you that the Sunnyside Bike Park Volunteer Work Day has been POSTPONED due to poor site conditions. As you know we had a significant rainfall last night, as such we will not be working or riding the site when wet, as it will damage the riding features."

New Date: Monday, June 30, 2014 from 5-8PM
 

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Singlesprocket and I participated in the Sunnyside Bike Park Volunteer Work Day, along with 35 other community volunteers. At the end of the day we got to ride it! You can see the joy and exhilaration in every pic!

Launching it!
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Started the day with petit dejeuner

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We quickly got to work
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Helping hands
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The crew aligning the all weather track
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Wall ride crew
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No fear
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Big jump crew
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Final touches
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Inaugural test
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Builder extraordinaire
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Chatting with movers and shakers
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Jay Hoots and Singlesprocket have the same tailor...!
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Time to play!
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Testing the track
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Riding the features
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Hubba hubba new hub for the Park Lizard
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as i was working on the push bike pump track for the little kids with the hoots crew cars kept stopping on lake shore. everyone was thrilled about the project and the most common question asked was how much does it cost to ride? i really enjoyed yelling out "it's free for everyone!" this was always followed by horn beeps and thumbs up.
 

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Beep Beep ! Who does not not like free? Everyone loves free.
Singlesproket since you are so deeply involved with the movers and shakers ... Any idea on how much this cost to build? Is Hoots there for free?
Great work. Looks cool.
 

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Skills section of skinnies and features

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Jump line to the wall ride
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Progressive tabletops
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Paul on the wall
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I loved the pump track
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Pump it!
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Do drop in :)
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the brick building on site also has a lot of potential. would make a great bike repair/pro shop to a community/media/education/training/maker space. the whole idea would be to keep the space accessible/free for the community to use.
 

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hoots going for a test ride at sunnyside...

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I somehow missed this thread until now. Wow, it looks incredible! That must have been so much work.
The ground work that you see in the pics is only 5 weeks old! It is truly remarkable. We'll keep posting updates

CBC coverage at 6 tonight.
 

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Beep Beep ! Who does not not like free? Everyone loves free.
Singlesproket since you are so deeply involved with the movers and shakers ... Any idea on how much this cost to build? Is Hoots there for free?
Great work. Looks cool.
Total cost is a half Million dollars. Nice build that most small towns or rural areas could not afford. Cool to see this kind of project being built, but of course this is not something that could be paid for by most local governments. Good on ya TO.
 

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Your statement is misleading, many small towns have built these parks out west well before Toronto (as well as bmx/skate parks).

Hoots Inc. Projects - Bike Parks | Trails | Pump Tracks | Maintenance

Toronto is following their lead.




Total cost is a half Million dollars. Nice build that most small towns or rural areas could not afford. Cool to see this kind of project being built, but of course this is not something that could be paid for by most local governments. Good on ya TO.
 

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Your statement is misleading, many small towns have built these parks out west well before Toronto (as well as bmx/skate parks). Toronto is following their lead.
I am not sure how anything I have said in this thread could be interpreted as misleading. I asked for a project cost because I am part of a MTB club who looks for good biking projects to put time, effort and money into. I guess you were not close enough to the movers and shakers to be able to answer my necessary question. No project can move forward without addressing the cost first. To act as if the cost is not relevant means failure is probable. Real world projects require real world questions and real world answers.

My statement that I stand behind “ Nice build that most small towns or rural areas could not afford. “ How many towns do you think can afford a Half Million tax dollars for a bike park Singlesproket?

If you are going to refer to me as misleading, you had better back that up.
 

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yes you are misleading in your statement on this thread and xenophobic to people from toronto for what ever reason.

this is a thread about the awesome community volunteer day, not to badger and nit pick about financial details. i will not discuss any financial details out of council or committee so give your agenda a rest.

but feel free to come down to toronto to ride any of the trails and have an awesome time at the bike park (second one is already in the works).

http://www1.toronto.ca/City Of Toro...ure Spaces/Files/pdf/marie_curtis_concept.pdf

all are welcome, its free beep beep :thumbsup:



I am not sure how anything I have said in this thread could be interpreted as misleading. I asked for a project cost because I am part of a MTB club who looks for good biking projects to put time, effort and money into. I guess you were not close enough to the movers and shakers to be able to answer my necessary question. No project can move forward without addressing the cost first. To act as if the cost is not relevant means failure is probable. Real world projects require real world questions and real world answers.

My statement that I stand behind “ Nice build that most small towns or rural areas could not afford. “ How many towns do you think can afford a Half Million tax dollars for a bike park Singlesproket?

If you are going to refer to me as misleading, you had better back that up.
 
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