Pro Knowledge + Local Passion = Community Bike Parks
Mountain bicyclists are full of energy, and they frequently focus that energy to improve their communities by maintaining trails, improving access, or hosting an IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day event. The dedicated individuals from the Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMBA) put their volunteer hours behind developing the Grand Rapids Bike Park.
IMBA's Trail Solutions program assisted MMBA in the early stages of design and construction of the park, providing recommendations on site layout, feature placement, and risk management, in addition to initiating construction. Recently, the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew (TCC) visited to check the work done to date and photos from the TCC's blog post show a site packed with kids. Mission accomplished!