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Since 2008, The MBP Founders have been working with The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, SF Parks AllianceSF Urban Riders, community leaders and groups, as well as the cycling community of San Francisco to bring a bicycle skills park to San Francisco.

CURRENT STATUS

Construction and design for MBP Phase 1 is fully funded! The MBP Founders have raised over $885,000 in construction funds and $135,000 for design, and we are currently in Design Development. As of April 2016, we’re refining our 60% CD’s (Construction Documents) submittal to SFRPD and the city of San Francisco. Construction documents will be complete in August of 2016 and the project will go out to bid through December. Construction on Phase 1 will begin in January 2017! Construction will take about 4 months, and we’ve set a tentative opening date of Saturday, May 6, 2017. (050617)

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Screen grab from Phase 1,  60% Construction Documents Submittal, March 2016.

Click here for a more detailed financial update from November 2015.

Phase 2 concept design is well under way and once Phase 1 is up and running, the need for a bigger park will quickly become evident.

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Phase 2 concept design.

For more info, check out the McLaren Bike Park page on Facebook or contact us here. Please click here to donate.

OVERVIEW

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.

The current location as seen from Google Maps.

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.

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Current conditions at the McLaren Bike Park location.

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.

McLaren Bike Park

MBP Rendering Created by Alpine Bike Parks LLC, Whistler, B.C.

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.

IMG_4144-2It 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.

Thanks to everyone for your support, especially the MBP Founders who’ve contributed a wealth of time and money to the project!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. frank permalink
    November 9, 2010 1:27 am

    This is an awesome idea. I am semi-geezer 44 that is getting back into bmx racing. I go to Napa BMX track, the closest to me. It makes so much sense to have something like this in SF.
    I pray it happens.

  2. September 7, 2011 6:42 pm

    Awesome, Just stumbled across this site. GREAT idea!

  3. dickie permalink
    August 27, 2012 10:20 pm

    Is this plan still in the works? I’m excited if it is!

    • dustindsmith permalink*
      January 11, 2013 8:18 am

      Yep. Big news coming in the next few days.

  4. lindy permalink
    September 3, 2012 4:42 am

    I have two young boy bike riders and can’t believe we don’t have a pump park in SF. I’d love an update since no news is here for 2012 and would like to help, please post an update

    • dustindsmith permalink*
      January 11, 2013 8:17 am

      Update come in the next few days. Sorry for not having any recent updates. We’ve been hard at work, but no big news… until now. Thanks for your support.

  5. Lindy permalink
    September 3, 2012 4:43 am

    C

  6. Dickie permalink
    January 15, 2013 5:15 pm

    Its been a “few days” and I can’t take the suspense any longer! Just tuned up my shovel and work gloves!

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