Nanaimo is opening a bike park on Aug 9, 2017. The park has been named in the memory of professional downhill racer, “the Canadian Chainsaw” Stevie Smith.
You can learn more about Stevie Smith and the bike park in this article from Nanaimo News Now:
The park, with an overall budget of $412,000, will include a dirt jump, pump track and skills park. Several groups, including the Gyro Club of Nanaimo, have been pushing behind the scenes for years to make it a reality. Harding says the concept has been around for a number of years and a bike park was included in the recently updated and approved Beban Park Master Plan. He says a company out of Whistler will be brought in to help with shaping some of the jumps and positioning some of the ramps.