The Mountain Bike Skills Park Committee was established under the River City Cycle Club in 2011. Since this time a campaign for a mountain bike skills area for Campbell River has been established. We have been working with the City of Campbell River, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Management, Campbell River Recreation Department, Go Campbell River, Spokes, Outdoor Addictions, Pedal Your World, and Swicked cycles to promote this initiative.
Picking a Trail
After several years struggling to find the right location we finally decided to talk to the City for help. Dec. 4, 2013 the committee made a presentation to the Recreation Commission of Campbell River to request support for city resources to be used to find this location. The commission was incredibly supportive and made a recommendation to City Council to support the initiative. Council accepted the recommendation and approved a motion to find a location for the bike skills area.
Here are the phases of the project and the funding requirements for each phase:
Phase 1 includes a pump track and plumbing for running water to the site; the budget for this phase is $40-50,000.
Phase 2 includes a small outbuilding, tot & adults skills area; the budget for this phase is $20-25,000.
Phase 3 includes four groomed lines with small walls, jumps and bridges; the budget for this phase is $125-200,000.
If you would like to sponsor cash or services for the CR Bike Skills Park, please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities and get in touch.