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Bike park opens today in Richmond

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:03 PDT, Fri June 18, 2021

The much anticipated Railway Granville Bike Park is now a reality.

Located at 5000 Granville Ave., the park opened Friday morning and just in time to be explored all summer long. Challenging terrain and obstacles, built for all ages and rider abilities, are sure to enhance bike handling and skill development as well as offer hours of fun and adventure.

The 0.2 hectare (0.5 acre) park was built with community input provided through the consultation process. The resulting final design that was built on site incorporates many of the comments received.

Key features of the bike park include an asphalt pump track with beginner, intermediate and advanced ride lines, log rides, several ladder bridges and other technical obstacles. A map of the park noting the difficulty rating of each pump track, ride-line and technical obstacle is located at each of the two entry points. Boulders at each entrance also serve as informal seating, hangout points and a place to lean bikes.

Easily accessed by bike from the Railway Greenway or by bike lanes and transit along Granville and Railway Avenues, the park’s location is close to publicly accessible washrooms and other sport facilities, including a skateboard park, and basketball courts at Thompson Community Centre and J.N. Burnett Secondary School.  

Over the next few months, final adjustments to the asphalt surfacing will be made, and painted ride lines and vegetation will be installed.

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