Since 2008, we’ve been working to bring a bicycle skills park to San Francisco. And we’re almost there.
We have an approved location. We’ve raised over $500,000 for construction and over $50,000 for design. Currently we’re working on the Phase 1 concept plan. To meet our dates, we’ll need to raise approximately another $50,000 for Construction Documents by late April 2015. Please click here to donate.
MBP – Phase 1 Schedule – Key Dates
- Phase 1 Concept Plan Development Nov 17, 2014 – Feb 19, 2015
- Design Development Feb 2, 2015 – April 23, 2015
- Construction Documents April 24, 2015 – Oct 22, 2015
- Bid and Award Oct 23, 2015 – March 24, 2016
- Construction April 25, 2016 – Sept 8, 2016
Currently, there is not one single designated bicycle skills area in San Francisco. Through community outreach, we’ve identified a need for these facilities and a location in McLaren Park where a bicycle park can be created to benefit all users, regardless of age or ability.
A unique, entertaining and sustainable facility such as a bike park would provide valuable recreation opportunities to the surrounding community, especially to families, neighborhood youth and students attending the elementary and high schools in the area.
The location we have secured is a decaying asphalt wasteland, and has been used for dumping trash and unwanted furniture, etc. Our plan would remove the asphalt, mitigate the trash dumping and result in not only a recreational facility for the community, but create additional park land and picnic facilities.
McLaren Bike Park location as it exists currently:
We’ve been working with Alpine Bike Parks to ensure that this park will be professionally designed and constructed, and ultimately become a unique draw to visitors from the Bay Area and beyond.
Its design will contain elements appealing to families with children just getting comfortable on two wheels, young adults seeking the thrills of a jump park or wanting to improve their technical skills and anyone that wants to experience the joy of riding a bicycle in an off road environment. It will feature beginner to advanced level bike features such as flowing trails, berms, progressive table top jumps, dirt jumps, wooden ladders, wall rides, a pump track, and much more.