Getting Shovel-ready in 2015!

Throughout 2014, The McLaren Bike Park Core team has been working with the landscape architect and Alpine Bike Parks on cost estimates for phase 1, and outlining exactly what our $500,000 in construction grants will build. We've taken what we've learned and are now able to dive into the details of Phase 1: Intermediate level pump track and family skills trail. … Continue reading Getting Shovel-ready in 2015!

Cam McCaul talks about designing San Francisco’s first bike park

The natural slope, rocks and amount of space approved for McLaren Bike Park are appealing to designers like Alpine Bike Parks as they provide a great canvas to integrate man-made features like jumps and ladders into the riding experience. Alpine has enlisted professional riders like Cam to help plan the the location of the features in the park to … Continue reading Cam McCaul talks about designing San Francisco’s first bike park

Half a Million Dollars and Counting!

It’s been an amazing year so far for McLaren Bike Park. In January we learned we’d won the Community Opportunity Fund Grant for $249,835 to fund phase 1 of the MBP Project. This was our first major grant award and gave us some much needed momentum heading into the new year and other grant opportunities. … Continue reading Half a Million Dollars and Counting!

MBP Wins COF Grant for $250,000!!!

For over four years, we've been building trails, selling t-shirts, getting kids on bikes, supporting neighborhood gatherings, going to meetings, meeting with important people. Some things are clearly visible, but a lot happens behind the scenes. It's been awhile since we've had some big, public news about MBP. But, it's been well worth the wait, … Continue reading MBP Wins COF Grant for $250,000!!!

Support MBP! Become a Founder!

After over three years of community outreach culminating in the recent community design process where SF Urban Riders partnered with Alpine Bike Parks and SF Recreation and Parks, it's looking like McLaren Bike Park is going to happen. But... to take it to the next level, we need to pay for the design phase of … Continue reading Support MBP! Become a Founder!

What you could be riding!!!

Earlier this year, we contracted Alpine Bike Parks to work with us and the community to create a concept design to take through SFRPD Commission approval. The plan has met with much community support and is supported by SF Recreation and Parks as well. In fact, they have paid staff dedicated specifically to making MBP … Continue reading What you could be riding!!!

MBP Conceptual Design

Last month, we wrapped up the Community Design process with Community Design Meeting #3. We hosted the meeting with SFRPD and our bike park designer, Alpine Bike Parks. The community has been overwhelmingly supportive of the project and of the concept design. This is still a work in progress, but much time has been put … Continue reading MBP Conceptual Design

Community Design Mtg #3 – Sept 24th!!!

Mark your Calendars. There's a lot happening on September 24th. In conjunction with National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, locally organized by SF Urban Riders, we'll be holding the third and final Community Design Meeting. In the first two meetings we gathered community input and created a Conceptual Plan to take to the SF … Continue reading Community Design Mtg #3 – Sept 24th!!!

Continued Progress – Design Mtg. #2

Last night SFUR and SFRPD held the second Community Design Meeting at John McLaren School just across from the proposed bike park site. Many of the same faces from Design Meeting #1 were there to continue to help design San Francisco's first bike park. After introductions from Alex Randolph, SFRPD, and a brief description of … Continue reading Continued Progress – Design Mtg. #2