Boulder Mountainbike Alliance launches bike park fundraising campaign

The Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA) and the city of Boulder's Parks and Recreation Department...

The Boulder Mountainbike Alliance (BMA) and the city of Boulder's Parks and Recreation Department launched a fundraising campaign to support the development of Valmont Bike Park. The 45-acre bicycle park is a significant component of the development plan for Valmont City Park, adopted earlier this year by the Boulder City Council.

The city of Boulder, Colorado purchased the 132-acre in 1995 with sales tax revenue, and Phase One development, including the bike park, will begin in the spring of 2009. Construction should be completed at the end of the summer.

The bike park will feature singletrack mountain bike trails, a permanent cyclo-cross course, a children's skills area, a pump track, amenities for BMX and other facilities to suit beginning to experienced athletes. The park's Front Range setting and terrain will provide a backdrop for daily riding, learning and teaching. The bike park will accommodate programming, ranging from youth cycling development programs to world-class bicycle racing.

BMA is looking to raise US$500,000 through grants, private donations and corporate sponsorships to supplement the construction budget. Contributions from the public are welcome. For more information, visit www.valmontbikepark.com

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