Orange County Parks has been selected to receive up to $10,000 in assistance to develop new bike facilities at Ted Craig Regional Park, in Fullerton.
Through the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Bike Park Initiative the facility will also receive a further $10,000 through a matching grant from OC Parks.
Along with OC Parks, key partners in this initiative includes local IMBA chapter SHARE-MTB [a mountain biking club] and Jax Bicycle Center, a chain of eight bicycle retail outlets throughout southern California.
“OC Parks is very pleased to continue our collaboration with IMBA on planning and development of biking amenities in Orange County’s regional parks with this design effort,” said Stacy Blackwood, Director Orange County Parks.
“Our community partners, including SHARE Mountain Bike Club, Laguna Canyon Foundation, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, and many others, are engaged with OC Parks in the creation of great biking experiences in our parks and wildlands, balanced with careful stewardship of those natural resources.
We anticipate that projects like this will encourage riders of all ages to enjoy healthy activity outdoors and engender a lasting appreciation for the open spaces of Orange County,” she added.
An IMBA-led project designed to foster the development of world-class bike park facilities across the U.S.,
The Bike Park Initiative will provide up to $10,000 in planning and design services, which will be matched by cash from OC Parks.
The total of $20,000 will be used to create a detailed site plan and report for the proposed bike park at Ted Craig Regional Park.
The funds will also be used to advise the applicant on the unique aspects of constructing and maintaining a bike park, including working with the local mountain bicycling community.