Designing the Superior Bike Park
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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How about some skills stuff, like at Ray’s.
Lee, no comments on design…but dude I’m ready to DIG!!!!
Sharpen that shovel dude.
BTW: We are not going to build wooden features. We will, however, build features out of rock.
FREE FREEHAND !!!
Don’t forget to have good drainage.
All over it.
That looks to be a superior design! What is the time frame? Whatever it is I am sure it will be open sooner than Valmont.
Building in March. We have some kids coming from a church in Texas, plus we’ll run a couple volunteer dig days. Once the dirt is placed, this should come together quickly.
Valmont is going to be world class (for millions of dollars). This will be a sweet community resource (for thousands of dollars).
Bike parks in Lyons, Boulder, Superior, Golden … it’s a great time to be a rider!!!