Update 2018 May 15: The Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation Commission (PARC) approved the design of the Salt Spring Lions Commemorative Bike Park at the May 14th PARC meeting. The bike park design is the result of a year long planning process that included extensive site analysis and community consultation.
The commission’s approval of the design allows PARC staff and the project team to move forward with tendering the construction work and establishing a schedule for completion. The construction scope includes building three dirt surfaced loop trails in the southeast corner of Mount Park, wooden fencing and a perimeter pedestrian trail, and comprehensive habitat restoration work. The goal is to open the bike trail system to young riders and their families this summer. The habitat restoration work will begin this summer and carry on through the fall.
A revised design plan has been created for the Salt Spring Lions Commemorative Bike Park (Bike Park). The updated design responds to:
– Environmental conditions of the site
– Professional analysis including biologist and arborist reports
– Community consultation conducted between mid-2017 and April 2018
– Professional design specifications and standards for a family bike skills park
The Bike Park is a 0.8 acre dirt-surfaced woodland bike trail network planned for the South-East corner of Mouat Park, adjacent to Seaview Avenue. The Bike Park is designed to facilitate skill development and cycling opportunities for new and young cyclists. The refined design consists of three main trail loops, one for beginners, one requiring more advanced balancing skills and a larger loop for intermediate riders. Each trail loop will contain a variety of skills features that are challenging and fun for riders of the varying levels, such as table tops, berms and wooden bridges.
The design is sensitive to site conditions and has been designed to retain mature trees.
The revised Bike Park design will be considered by Salt Spring Island Park and Recreation Commission (PARC) on Monday, May 14th at 5:00 p.m. at the Portlock Park Meeting Room located at 145 Vesuvius Bay Road.
Additional information regarding the Salt Spring Family Bike Park can be found on the CRD website.
Questions and comments should be directed to:
Dan Ovington, Manager Salt Spring Island Parks and
Recreation at (250) 537-4448 or firstname.lastname@example.org