Since 2008, The MBP Founders have been working with The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, SF Parks Alliance, SF Urban Riders, community leaders and groups, as well as the cycling community of San Francisco to bring a bicycle skills park to San Francisco.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to everyone for your support, especially the MBP Founders who’ve contributed a wealth of time and money to the project!