December 11, 2018

Golden Bike Park Grand Opening

The grand opening event last Saturday for Golden’s new mountain bike skills park was a raging success . . . a great turnout and an amazing park.  Huge kudos go out to all of the folks who made it happen.  The bike park folks graciously invited me to be the first to officially ride down the flow trail and break the ribbon (followed by a group of kids who actually know how to ride).  To my delight, I avoided crashing on the way down (though I appreciate that staff had a couple of ambulances standing by). Great fun all the way around, and a great addition to Golden.  The skills park is at the north end of Tony Grampsas – check it out if you haven’t yet had a chance.

Breaking the ribbon. Photo by Tamra Mcilvain.

Jacob's Golden Update: Mountain Bike Skills Park and Other News

Jacob’s Golden Update: March 16, 2010

1. Mountain Bike Skills Park Gets the Green Light
2. Golden Vision Summit: March 23
3. Jackson Street Corridor: Additional Refinements
4. City Council Supports Renewable Energy Bills
5. 2010 Census Kicks Off
6. Shelton Elementary’s Big Heart
7. i-Neighbors: Beverly Heights
8. Jacob’s Golden Blog Roundup
9. Other Upcoming Events
10. Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, April 8
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Jacob’s Golden Update: Mountain Bike Skills Park and Other News

Jacob’s Golden Update: March 16, 2010

1. Mountain Bike Skills Park Gets the Green Light
2. Golden Vision Summit: March 23
3. Jackson Street Corridor: Additional Refinements
4. City Council Supports Renewable Energy Bills
5. 2010 Census Kicks Off
6. Shelton Elementary’s Big Heart
7. i-Neighbors: Beverly Heights
8. Jacob’s Golden Blog Roundup
9. Other Upcoming Events
10. Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, April 8
[Read more…]

Seattle’s Killer Mountain Bike Park

P1000425On my vacation earlier in the month I had the opportunity to visit Seattle’s new mountain bike park.  It’s pretty remarkable: through a collaboration between the mountain bikers, the city, and the state highway department, they cleaned out a nasty and dangerous area underneath I-5, built a sizable and impressive skills park for bikers, incorporated a small fenced dog park, and connected the parts of the neighborhood on either side of I-5 with nice trails.  We are slowly working through ideas and options for a mountain bike park here in Golden . . . a good collaboration between the mountain bike folks and the Parks and Recreation staff.  It’s a slow process

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but I think we’ll end up with a better project for the effort.P1000430P1000435P1000437P1000434

Seattle's Killer Mountain Bike Park

P1000425On my vacation earlier in the month I had the opportunity to visit Seattle’s new mountain bike park.  It’s pretty remarkable: through a collaboration between the mountain bikers, the city, and the state highway department, they cleaned out a nasty and dangerous area underneath I-5, built a sizable and impressive skills park for bikers, incorporated a small fenced dog park, and connected the parts of the neighborhood on either side of I-5 with nice trails.  We are slowly working through ideas and options for a mountain bike park here in Golden . . . a good collaboration between the mountain bike folks and the Parks and Recreation staff.  It’s a slow process

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but I think we’ll end up with a better project for the effort.P1000430P1000435P1000437P1000434