Now that I’m in contract with the Town of Superior, CO — design this month, dig in March — the game is on.
Design and build a bike park for the community. Riders of all ages, levels and styles. The upcoming Valmont Bike Park in Boulder will draw hardcore riders; this can really focus on local kids, families and mountain bikers.
– Pump track
– Natural terrain a la Lyons Bike park
– Beginner area with Strider-approved pump tack
This park will be fun for everyone.
This park will teach the skills riders need to rip the local trails. That’s what I tried in Lyons, and I think it came out nice. Heck, I’ve learned tons on the sandstone pyramid.
I’m working through some ideas, getting closer to a final approach (which will change, and change, and change).
Designing a park is way more involved than designing an individual track or feature; every time you add a feature, the complications/considerations seem to increase exponentially.
Here’s my screen right now:
Working design for Superior Bike Park. Software: Macromedia FreeHand. Adobe bought it and is phasing it out, but I like Freehand for this work better than Adobe’s Illustrator, which is rapidly pushing FreeHand into extinction. www.freefreehand.org/
What would you build?
Locals and world people: What would you put in this park? Keep in mind it’s for the kids, man, it’s for the kids.
Know more. Have more fun!
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