Wheels Ready To Hit The Ground For Pinecrest Bike Skills Park Grand Opening

There’s a lot for bike riders of all ages in the Comox Valley to be excited about as the Comox Valley Regional District’s (CVRD) Pinecrest Bike Skills Park in Black Creek officially opens Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Members of the public are invited to attend the official opening ceremony that starts at 10 a.m. and are welcome to try out the features of the park right after. There will also be draw prizes, courtesy of Mountain City Cycle, Trail Bicycles and Mudsharks Coffee, who will also provide refreshments.

“This newly revived bike skills park offers fun activity for all ages in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Macaulay Road area,” said Bruce Jolliffe, CVRD chair. “It’s great to see  revitalization of the structures of the park knowing that this is what the neighbours, as well as residents throughout the Comox Valley, will enjoy for years to come.”

“Staff have worked hard with their public consultation actions by conducting a survey and hosting an open house to ensure the neighbours and user groups were given the opportunity to provide input into the features and design of the park,” said CVRD Electoral Area ‘C’ Director Edwin Grieve.

The park appeals to all ages and skill levels as it includes a variety of natural features including a dirt jump track and two pump tracks, for both novice and advanced riders, as well as a forested technical trail consisting of berms, rollers and log features.  To allow for the whole family’s enjoyment, a playground has also been installed for younger park users.

The park is situated off Macaulay Road on Pinecrest Road. It’s recommended to car pool to the event as parking will be limited. More information about the park and directions on how to get there can be found at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/pinecrest .

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media Contact:
Doug DeMarzo
Manager of parks
Tel: 250-334-6053