Rotary Club of Campbell River to Support Bike Park Completion!

The CR Bike Park Society is thrilled to announce that the Campbell River Rotary has approved $100,000 to complete the construction of the Bike Park!

Within the next few weeks we will be clearing the rest of the site so that the final designs can be completed. Once the designs are approved by the city we anticipate construction to start in early next year with completion by late spring.

Volunteers and in kind will still be needed please let us know if you are interested!

Pump Track is Now Open!

CR Bike Park Board Members opening pump track.

Campbell River’s pump track is now open to the public. It’s been a long haul, but we’re super excited to share the new track with the community.

We’ve still got a long way to go with building a shed, putting up a picnic table, and starting on Phase 3 in the fall.

Get out to the pumptrack and try it out. Make sure to share your pics on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Hashtag is #crbikepark

Canada Day Parade

Sprockids in the Canada Day Parade

We have also been invited into the Canada Day Parade as well. Please join us for the parade.

The meeting spot for the parade is Home Hardware at 2pm and goes to around 4:30.

Please wear either a black Sprockids shirt, a red CR Bike Park Society shirt, or anything red and white. Bikes must be decorated for the parade, there will be decorations at Home Hardware in the parking lot at 2pm.

Now Building Phase 1 & 2

It’s an exciting time to be a cyclist in Campbell River!

We are very happy to be able to announce that phase 1 and 2 of the bike park are currently under construction. We are working towards an opening date of June 2019.

Funding for the first two phases of the bike park came from a City of Campbell River of $85,000, and $95,000 in cash and in-kind donations from local companies and individuals.

Phase 3 still requires sponsorship of at least $100,000 of cash and in-kind donations. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Thank you to all our generous sponsors. Please visit our sponsors page and make sure you support them.

Major Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

On the Rocks Climbing Gym, Periscope Productions, Curtis Wilson – Artist, CBI Health, Hyde Creek Logging, Timberline High School, Zack Penn, Above and Beyond Tree Service, Windsor Plywood, Beachfire Brewing and Nosh House, Western Forest Products, CR Volunteer Firefighters (No 1 Hall), Bluetree Photography, Pedal Your World, Home Hardware, Tayco Paving, Mike Oviatt Trucking, Andrew Sherret, Marine Harvest Canada, Windsor Yard Sales, Swicked Cycles

Sweet Sea Photography Fundraiser a Success!

A massive thank you to Shannon Kay of Sweet Sea Photography for volunteering her time and skills on Saturday (in the cold and the wet) for the Bike Park and to Nigel Ross for the use of his Christmas tree farm (on Evergreen at the ERT).

ALL proceeds from the photoshoot went to the CR Bike Park and we raised $1200!!!

The photos are fantastic and we are sooooo incredibly grateful for everyone’s generosity.

Please check out the Sweet Sea Photography @sweetseaphotos on Instagram or visit her website: Sweet Sea Photography.

And if you still need a tree there were some pretty nice trees still available. A few shots from the weekend…

Rockaoke

Rockaoke Live with The Naturals

Campbell River Golf ClubCome join Campbell River expat Joel Flynn with the Naturals as they bring ‘live band karaoke’ to the Campbell River Golf & Country Club. Choose a song by donation. Pledge your boss, husband, girlfriend or yourself to sing that ‘special’ song. Can’t sing? Don’t worry, there is another guy on stage who can. It will be like GR 8 choir except only this time with beer. All Proceeds go to the construction of Phase 1 & 2 of the CR Bike Skills Park.

Free Entry with Purchase of Dinner or Drinks

Rockaoke LiveTM is an innovative and interactive live music entertainment concept that serves “live band karaoke”. Instead of singing to prerecorded backing tracks, audience members who want to sing a song have a live band to provide the music and 500+ songs to choose from.

Rockaoke Live! features the talented Vancouver rock n’ roll trio The Naturals, as well as host/vocalist Dr. Robert Downie Goulet (a.k.a. Joel Flynn).

Beach Fire Brewing & Nosh House$1 of each Beach Fire Ginger Lime Radler sale goes to CR Bike Park

Mark the date (Sunday, July 9th) on your calendars and get out on your bike!

If you haven’t already signed up for our mailing list, now’s the time. We’ll let you know when tickets go on sale.

Nanaimo’s Stevie Smith Bike Park to Open August 9

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.