MBP Grand Opening draws a crowd

On October 21st, the MBP Founders held the Grand Opening for Phase 1 of McLaren Bike Park. The event was hosted by San Francisco Recreation and Parks and drew over a thousand attendees from the surrounding neighborhoods and all over California. Watch the video below.

 

Bike companies and shops were out in force with demo bikes, demo helmets, and free bike repair. We had free snacks and drinks, a food truck and tons of great community cycling groups that focus on getting more kids on bikes. Video by Root One Productions. The event also garnered some great press from the SF ChronicleKron 4, Hoodline, & Neighborhoods.com.

Photos below by DVL photography, Dustin D. Smith, and Den Dowling.

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Photo: Dustin D. Smith

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Photo: DVL Photography

We had raffle bikes fromBig Swingin’ Cycles,  Ocean Cyclery, Cleary Bikes, Mikes Bikes, Specialized, and Karmic Bikes.

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Photos: Dustin D. Smith

One of the highlights of the day was the kids’ race. 3… 2… 1… GO!

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Photos: DVL Photography

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Photo: Dustin D. Smith

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Photo: Dustin D. Smith

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We awarded the top three finishers in three categories with Specialized swag, and gear from Kali Protectives, donations from Elevation Cyclery and RPD ribbons! The little guy below won the 6 and under division. Second and third were too afraid to stand on the podium with this guy.

IMG_7679Under 6 Division: First place winner.

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7 – 10 division: First, second and third place.

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11 – 13 division: First, second, and third place.

We also had a pump-style competition in the intermediate pumptrack. Greg Minnaar picked the winners, and they each got a Kali helmet!

2017 MBP Junior Pump-Style Winners:

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1st: Reed Smith. 2nd: Donavan McNitt. 3rd: Isiah McFarland. 4th: Zion McFarland
Photos: Dustin D. Smith

Greg also competed in the rider-judged Pro pump-style comp!

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Photo: Den Dowling

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Photo: Den Dowling

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First through third place got custom 3/4 inch steel MBP trophies.

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2017 MBP Pro Pump-Style Winners:

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1st: Christian Peper (center)  2nd: Colin Westeinde (left) 3rd: David Schimmel (right)
Photo: Dustin D. Smith

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