Our little community park is getting a lot of attention thanks to some neighbors and several equestrians who continue to try to kill the project. Equestrians are mobilizing against the bike park, as on can see from the Facebook post below by ACE – Action Coalition for Equestrians. Why would they try to stop the bike park on a property that ARD owns and has every right to develop for the benefit of kids and families of Auburn? Because they simply don’t want to share a little corner of ARD property with kids and families.
Excitement is building for Auburn children, youth and families now that the Auburn Area Recreation and Park District (ARD) has released their plans for the Auburn Bike Park! ARD will be holding a public meeting for a final vote on the bike park Thursday, September 28 at 6:00 pm at Canyon View Community Center, 471 Maidu Drive, Auburn and WE NEED YOU THERE as we’re expecting heavy opposition from some equestrians and neighbors.more
It’s critical that ARD hears from families that we need a SAFE place for our kids to ride that’s local to
Thanks to our amazing supporters – YOU! – we’re in great position to start breaking ground in 2016 with the Auburn Bike Park! So, what’s the status?more
- We’ve fundraised an astonishing $137,000 - including $50,400 through grants and fundraisers, and Placer County recently donated $87,000 in Park Mitigation Funds! Thank YOU for making that happen.
- Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District (ARD) - our awesome project sponsor - is wrapping up the required environmental review. Once complete, the plan will go to the ARD Board for a final vote. Note this part of the process has lots
This summer Specialized Bicycles generously awarded us $2,500 towards bike park construction. We also thank our local bike shop, Victory Velo, for leading the effort to secure these funds! Swing by the Victory Velo/Specialized Bikes booth at the Food Truck Fiesta on Aug 21st and thank them for their support of the bike park! Food Truck Fiesta Friday, August 22, 2014 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (or later!) ARD Recreation Park 123 Recreation Drive, Auburn What's next for the bike park? The environmental reports have been completed and will be open formore
It’s been a while since our last update but things are humming along nicely for the Auburn Bike Park! Our project sponsor – Auburn Recreation District (ARD) – is wrapping up the required environmental reviews for the project. Once done, these will go out for public comment (likely this May 2015) and a final vote soon follows in late June. Once finalized, we expect to be able to break ground possibly as early as this fall! We’ll keep everyone posted on the public comment and ARD Board meeting, because we’ll need your voice of supportmore
The holidays are upon us, a season for thinking good thoughts of friends and family, a season of giving. While you go about your merry way this year, why not spare a thought for your local trails? They are there, year round, providing a place for you to escape the maddening crowd. They sit through rain and wind and baking heat, weathering the elements. You never hear them complaining or asking for help. Donate HERE But make no mistake, the trails need love too, and we aren’t afraid tomore
Auburn Bike Park Concept Design is here! The Auburn Recreation District (ARD), International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) Trail Solutions, Randy Spangler (world renowned bike park and trail designer and Auburn local), and the Auburn Bike Park Committee collaborated to develop the concept design for the bike park. The park will be built in two phases. Phase I Phase I will include these major features:more
- Strider Course - Ideal for the youngest group of riders, ages two-six, for learning basic bike riding skills.
- Pump Track - Designed for use by those who have mastered basic riding skills, this track
Join us tonight Friday, August 22nd, for the Auburn Food Truck Fiesta. We just received a huge donation of great prizes for the raffle, so be sure to get your tickets so you can score some of this and other great gear. Raffle tickets can be purchased at any of the Auburn bike shops before the event or get them at the event. The Food Truck Fiesta is a collection of regional Food Trucks making a pilgrimage to Recreation Park, to provide food delights for all to enjoy! Of course no party would be complete withoutmore
The Little Big is a ridestyle event weekend for women September 26- 28, 2014 at the Truckee Bike Park in Truckee, California. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Truckee Bike Park Project. Women will have the opportunity to sign up for a variety of clinics and be coached by some of the world's best female riders who are also ICP Certified Coaches. Clinics are on Saturday, September 27th. And a competition for both amateur and pro classesmore
Article Reposted from IMBA.com https://www.imba.com/alert/ca-state-park-natural-resource-code California State Parks is proposing new language for its Public Resources Code that will negatively impact trail access for mountain bikers. The proposed code change reads: "Unless designated by the Department, all trails are open to pedestrians and closed to all other uses." TAKE ACTION! A public comment period to address this is open until April 4, 2014. Please send an email to those listed below by April 4, 5:00 p.m. PST. Implore them to deny this proposed rule change and provide singletrack trail opportunities for mountain bikers.more