Ground Broken on Marin’s First Bike Park : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Ground Broken on Marin’s First Bike Park

May 28, 2014

Ground Broken on Marin’s First Bike Park

San Rafael, CA (rushPRnews) 05/28/14 — Phase 1 construction slated for completion by this fall

After years of dreaming and planning, the people behind an all-ages bike park[External] gathered May 24 near Novato to break ground on the Stafford Lake Bike Park, the first of its kind in the North Bay.

Marin County Parks[External] planners received construction approval from the Marin County Supervisors on April 29, after a sixth major donation to the project was secured by the nonprofit Friends of Stafford Lake Bike Park. Backed by nearly $600,000 in funding, construction bidding for Phase 1,
9 1/2 acres, is open through May 29. The entire bike park will take up 17 acres in the northwest portion of the existing Stafford Lake Park[External].

Marin County Supervisor Judy Arnold representing District 5 in Novato called the groundbreaking “a poignant moment in time,” indicating that “Stafford Lake Bike Park fits all of the County's goals of sustainability: it is environmentally healthy; it will boost the economy; it crosses all social equity strata, and it is educational. In short, this project is good for Marin, and welcomed in Novato.”

District 4 Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey, within whose district also includes a portion of Novato, said the groundbreaking celebrated the ongoing commitment of dedicated volunteers and Parks staff. “The dirt being turned by shovels today will lead the way to ongoing health and excitement for generations of our kids and the adults who still act like them,” Kinsey said.

Professional off-road cyclist Mark Weir of Novato, a co-founder of the Friends of Stafford Lake Bike Park, said, “I’m stoked to see this much passion actually result in something like this. I’m really excited to see the future and what this holds. I think it’s going to change our community in a big way.”

Marin County Parks Principal Landscape Architect Stephen Petterle, who orchestrated the planning efforts for County government, said the bike park could be open sometime this fall thanks to teamwork between the County and a core group of volunteers.

“This has been a great project, and it’s fun to see everybody come together like this,” Petterle said. “I’ve been on both sides of the fence, and it doesn’t always work this way.”

Sponsorships and donations totaled $592,850, more than $100,000 over the $480,000 Phase 1 construction estimate. The bike park received more than 200 donations, including from local families and kids. The largest sponsors to date include the Fox Factory Holding Corp., the Violich Family Foundation, Mike’s Bikes, Wilderness Trail Bikes, Santa Cruz Bicycles and Bike Monkey.

The total cost of the park, following a second phase later on, is estimated at $850,000. Marin County Parks Director Linda Dahl, who opened the groundbreaking ceremony, said she knows the individual $50 and $100 local donations will evolve into “hands of help” in maintaining the park once built.

The full-spectrum bike park will enable riders of all ages to learn and improve bicycling skills in a positive, healthy and family-friendly environment. It is slated to include a single-track loop trail, gravity-fed flow trails with jumps and berms, several pump tracks, north shore-style elevated trails, a dual slalom course and much more.

It is anticipated the park will be built not only by certified contractors and trail builder subcontractors but also by volunteers. Learn more about how to help the project and follow the park’s progress at www.staffordlakebikepark.com[External].

Media Contact Name: Linda Dahl
Media Phone: (415) 473-6387
About the author:

RushPR News is a social media newswire service created to help you with content creation and distribution to news outlets and social media networks. RushPRnews can also assist you with your web strategies with experts advices and strategies at an affordable cost. Write us at news@rushprnews.com

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: Health and Fitness, Lifestyle, PRESS RELEASE

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / AH Marketing ahmarketinggroup.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Publishing A Magazine To iPad Is Affordable With Twixl Publisher

Santa Cruz, California 05/21/16 · Fear Not: Solution is at hand to combat...

Losode.com making an impression in Virgin Media’s #VOOM 2016

London, United Kingdom 05/19/16 · Losode.com making an impression in Virgin Media’s  #VOOM...

Wayne Gretzky named A Great Canadian for the Canada D’Eh Run

Amherstburg ON 05/18/16 · Participants Voted And They Have Chosen The Great...

VOTE for Losode.com, an innovative fashion destination by Africans #VOOM 2016

LONDON, UK 05/16/16 · CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN-  Losode.com, an innovative fashion destination by...

Whom Can You Trust To Make Your Car Keys?

Toronto, Ontario 05/16/16 · Pop-A-Lock, the largest security network in North America,...

How to Fix Common Boiler Problems

Keighley, UK 05/14/16 · We ALL totally rely on our boilers to...

2016 Springtime Public Relations is Made Easy With PR Coupon

SAN FRANCISCO 05/14/16 · Spring 2016 is promising to be a time...

Fast Lane Joins the IoT Talent Consortium

Morrisville, NC 05/12/16 · - Fast Lane (www.fastlaneus.com) has accepted a role as an...

BOSS Mentors Give Local Young Women Entrepreneurial, Etiquette and Lifestyle Skills

Windsor, Ontario 05/10/16 ·  Best Opportunity to Support Self  – Manners and money...

Time to Replace Your Boiler Then Buy British with Ideal Boilers

Keighley, United Kingdom 05/05/16 · Ideal Boilers is a British Manufacturer based in...

BDO Announces Microsoft’s Jeff Edwards as Keynote Speaker at Connections 2016

TORONTO, ON 04/26/16 · BDO Solutions, award winning Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified...

OIART Audio Engineering School Dominates Ontario College KPI's

London, Ontario 04/26/16 · The Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (OIART)...

BDO is a Proud Sponsor of VHA Home Healthcare’s Heart of Home Care Awards

Toronto, Ontario 04/22/16 · BDO Solutions, award winning Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified...

BDO Establishes FileNexus® Integration Practice and ASP Offering

Toronto, Ontario 04/19/16 · BDO Solutions, award winning Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified...