The purpose of design meeting #1 was to gather ideas from our key user group (cyclists of course) as well as from community groups and residents. We all went into the meeting with no pre-conceptions and an open mind to everyone's ideas. Some common themes and requests came out of the meeting including: A kids … Continue reading Community input from Meeting #1
Getting a bike park built generally is a long, drawn out process, but the McLaren Bike Park is on its way to becoming a reality. We've held our first community design meeting, and are getting ready and prepared for the next one. (Design Meeting #2 just got approved by SFRPD for Thursday July 28th at … Continue reading MBP Community Design Meeting #1 a Success
Just got this flyer from SFRPD's planning folks and its pretty obvious they're psyched about the meeting. Great flyer guys! And thanks for the support! Looking forward to Saturday, June 18th. It's gonna be a fun and important day for MBP, SFUR and SFRPD!
To the general biking public, it may have seemed like this whole MBP thing had stalled out. I’ve been out riding and can’t count the times someone’s asked “What’s up with the bike park?” My answer: A lot. These things never move as quickly as you think, or in the ways you think they’re gonna … Continue reading Let’s Design a Bike Park!!!
On November 16th, SF Urban Riders and the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department held their first community meeting to discuss the possibility of a bike skills park in McLaren Park. The area in consideration is the partially paved unused area just outside Glen Eagles Golf Course along Sunnydale Ave. This meeting is a huge … Continue reading McLaren Bike Park Community Meeting
I was just out at the Cow Palace yesterday morning scoping out the area for the Pumptrack and AT's Showdown. AT and Phil were out there coordinating the placement of the dirt... The pumptrack dirt was moved to an easily accessible spot, and is tarped (to protect it from the rain) and ready to become … Continue reading SF Bike Expo – Pumptrack Build Oct 30, 31st
On Sunday October 3rd, SF Urban Riders and its partners hosted San Francisco’s Second Annual ‘Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day’ to great success. Over 30 youth between the ages of 8 – 16 years old, and their families, participated and took on the challenges of McLaren Park. The events long list of partners included Specialized … Continue reading TKMBD – Huge Success
Bring the kids to McLaren Park on October 3rd, for bike skills and bike maintenance. And hear about our plans for more bike-friendly trails and a bike park in SF's own McLaren Park!
I wholeheartedly support the development of a bicycle skills park in McLaren Park. I was born and raised in and around the Excelsior neighborhoods. McLaren Park has been my playground and secret riding spot all my life. As a kid BMX was a huge part of the local neighborhood culture. Bands of working class Latino, … Continue reading Support Letter #000188