First Professionally Built Bike Park in Utah to Open In Park City!!
May 25th, 2011 Park City, UT- The Snyderville Basin Recreation District announces the celebration of its grand opening of the Basin Recreation Trailside Bike Park on June 18th, 2011 from 11:00am-5:00pm.
The Basin Recreation Trailside Park Bike Park (5715 Trailside Drive, Park City, UT) is the first professionally designed, and built bike park in the state of Utah. Free and open to the public, the new Bike Park was partially funded from Restaurant Arts and Parks tax, with the remainder funded from Basin Recreation’s Capital Improvements budget. The Basin Recreation phase one Bike Park was designed and built by Progressive Trail Design; a professional trail/bike park development company. Progressive Trail Design has designed and built 19 other bike parks and trail systems for municipalities, state parks, national forests, residential developers, and private landowners.
With an advanced level of trail design and construction that summer resort operations strive to achieve, the Basin Recreation Trailside Bike Park is truly unique as it will be free to use and open to the public the majority of the year (conditions permitting). Bob Radke, Trail Maintenance Supervisor for Basin Recreation, explained “The new Basin Recreation Trailside Park Bike Park is a huge addition to the trail system in the Park City area. It adds diversity to our trail system and will provide our constituents of all ability levels a place to come and build their skills while riding the first of its kind in the state.”
The grand opening celebration event on June 18th will include free mountain bike lessons from event sponsors, Jans and White Pine Touring. “Jans is excited to see such a progressive, and high quality Bike Park in our hometown,” noted Russ Coburn, president and CEO of Jans. “When given the opportunity to sponsor the grand opening there was no question we wanted to be involved.”
The community is supportive of the Basin Recreation Trailside Bike Park. Free refreshments will be provided by sponsor Davanza’s Pizza of Park City. DJ Danny Boy will be playing tunes throughout the event out of the Skullcandy tent to keep attendees fired-up. Two opportunity drawings will take place during the event with prizes from The North Face, Smith Optics, Skullcandy, bolle, Ryders Eyewear , Camelbak, Contour, Trek, Sock Guy, and more! Smith Optics will be at the Grand Opening event with demo product for people to check out, as well as high-end component manufacturer SRAM, Ellsworth Bikes, Yakima, Go Pro, FOX, and The North Face. Doug Dalton (aka DD, Double D) Technical Ambassador for SRAM added, “SRAM is excited to see this great new, free bike park in the Park City area that is open to all who wish to ride it. We are stoked about the opportunities this will bring to the mountain bike community.”
The Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District is a special District formed by Summit County to plan for, construct and operate recreation facilities and programs in the Snyderville Basin (the un-incorporated area surrounding Park City). Basin Recreation is dedicated to providing quality parks, trails and recreational experiences and opportunities for residents and visitors of the Snyderville Basin.