China + Bike Park = B-I-G
IMBA Trail Solutions returned to China recently to deliver and review a conceptual trails and grading plan in Gu’An. Haven’t heard of Gu’An? Well, it is just south of Beijing and will have an 80 acre bike park located in it’s city limits. In addition to such amenities as a locker room, bike wash and picnic shelters, it will also have a 2.5 km criterium circuit, six separate pump and jump trails, a dual slalom course, a skills area and whole lot of singletrack. With nearly 30 Million people within a two-hour drive or train ride, the park promises to see plenty of activity in the future.
Currently the site is receiving a re-grade and new topography courtesy of the local contractors building an adjacent golf course. Spring of 2014 will see the construction of the trails and gravity zones preparing for the grand opening soon thereafter. Working with Gu’An Yongdinghe Valley Tourism Development Co., Ltd., and China Fortune Land Development Co., Ltd., IMBA Trail Solutions and Trek China hope to deliver an amazing park that will see plenty of use for years to come.