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Dear Friends of the Community,
Inspire generations to come! Biking is a fun and healthy way to experience our world while challenging the body and mind. Partner with us to provide for the Elk Grove and the South area of Sacramento our first legal area for off road biking!
Founded in Elk Grove 5 years ago, the Bike Park Crew is a group of cyclists and community volunteers. We have a dream for a park where bicyclists can gather, ride, and express themselves in a safe, legal venue. There are no legal places in the South area for off road bicycling. Cyclists who want to enjoy this recreation must travel out of town to Folsom, Rio Linda or beyond.
BMX and mountain bike riding is very popular with younger bike riders as well as adults. In fact, for number of outings, biking is the favorite outdoor activity of American kids age 6-17 (OIF). In America, there are more who ride mountain bikes than golfers. In fact, there are 1 1/2 times more - 50 million bikers to 29 million golfers (according to NGF, 2006) While many teens will ride their BMX bikes at the bike park, adults will be able to enjoy the facility on mountain bikes as well. The Elk Grove Bike Park is designed to offer something for every cyclist that wants to take his bike off the pavement.
For more information, and to learn how we can work together to make this dream a reality, please call me at (916) 684-7356.
Sincerely, Keith CoBen
Our passion is to build a bike park that our entire community can ride at and be proud of the healthy lifestyle it generates. The Elk Grove Bike Park will be the size of 2 softball fields and will be built in the Elk Grove Regional Park. The idea and design were developed by students, parents, bike park developers, and of course, bicycle riders. The Cosumnes Community Services District has graciously committed $460,000 to the project, which will cover the expenses of hauling donated dirt, relocating the existing softball field and preparing the site for the contracted professional construction company who will form the basic shapes of the elements. The shaping, smoothing and finishing of the jumps and riding elements must come from 100% volunteer help. The final part of this construction will be the most labor intensive, saving thousands of dollars needed to finish the bike park. The equipment and materials needed to complete the volunteer labor portionof the build needs to be raised by the Bike Park Crew to meet the budgeted areas. Will you join us?
- Kersten Pankatz
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