SCVNews.com | Santa Clarita Unveils Lengthy-awaited Bike Park
Whether or not you’re an expert rider or trying to attempt one thing new, Santa Clarita has formally opened a delegated bike park to apply jumps and shortly race in opposition to others, metropolis officers introduced Friday.
The long-awaited leisure amenity of about 7 acres, which took about 5 weeks to finish, is positioned on the Santa Clarita Sports activities Advanced on Centre Level Parkway and provides plentiful house for actions reminiscent of BMX, mountain biking and areas for youthful riders of assorted talent units.
“It’s been an extended effort and a very long time coming,” mentioned Mayor Cameron Smyth throughout a metropolis ribbon-cutting occasion. “Earlier than as we speak, there was not a spot devoted solely to the bike riders of Santa Clarita. Over the previous few weeks, we’ve watched the 7-acre web site remodel from, actually, only a brush-covered hill to a park the place individuals of all ages and talent ranges can come and trip, apply their jumps, develop abilities for each mountain biking and BMX.”
And Friday’s grand opening was a testomony to only that: On one facet, demonstration rider Ryan Howard shredded by way of the pump monitor, whereas 4-year-old George Lindenberg examined the youth monitor with assist from his father Jason.
“Here’s a place the place we’re going to have the ability to do loads of build up biking abilities, so we’re actually enthusiastic about this,” mentioned Nina Moskol of the Santa Clarita Valley Bicycle Coalition.
The park consists of a number of single-track mountain bike trails that vary in issue ranges; a pump monitor with 330 yards of mixture jumps reminiscent of “step-ups,” “step-downs,” “rollers” and “tabletops,” — a monitor designed by Dane Herron, who additionally designed tracks for the X Video games, Crimson Bull X Fighters and the 2012 London Olympics.
Adjoining to the pump monitor will quickly be a BMX-designated monitor, in line with Nelson Vasquez, a metropolis Public Works administrator.
“The BMX monitor is supposed for racing and may have jumps however it’s extra of a spot for straightaways,” he mentioned. “So, you begin at one finish and also you’re simply pedaling, racing in opposition to different individuals.”
Bike park hours are from daybreak to nightfall, metropolis officers mentioned.