Idaho velodrome and cycling park take next step

A new velodrome and bike park took a step forward in late October when the Eagle City Council approved the project. The Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park will include a 333m concrete velodrome, a BMX park, a four cross track, skills/jump park, and a short track mountain bike course, all on 20 acres of land in Eagle, Idaho, just outside Boise in southwest Idaho.

The next step in the project is to select a bid for completion of parking, utilities and landscaping with the budget approved by the City of Eagle according to the Idaho Statesman.

Ground-breaking is scheduled for December, and the non-profit Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park Association (IVCPA), which is collecting funds for the project, expects an opening in April 2008. Construction of the mountain bike trails will begin as soon as IVCPA and Ada County finalize details of a land-use agreement. Five or more miles of trails are anticipated at the facility.

Earlier this year, the IVCPA won a grant from IMBA for the dirt jumping and free-ride trails.

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