Airdrie Needs A Bike Park
Its great that Airdrie upgraded their skate park from that little guy at nose creek park to the one at Chinook Winds Park, Its a nice looking park and fun to ride but doesn't offer the same as a Skills Park would. Currently the closest we have to dirt jumps is Airdrie BMX Club and is only open to the public Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 and i would imagine they don't want you doing tricks on there track either.
Skills parks are the welcome mat to BMX & mountain biking and offer opportunity for riders of all ages on all types of bikes to learn and practice bike handling in a planned safe natural environment that allows Skills succession through progression based features that are all within a dynamic self taught environment.
Skills parks can include dirt jumps, wooden bridges, wall rides, pump tracks and teeter totters all methodically placed in the park for a fun and managed recreational experience.
Skills parks provide communities ‘free’ opportunity to educate and experience bike riders, especially children, in a structured, safe and managed area. They offer gathering points for neighbors and members of the community to take part in healthy activity and can provide revenue generation for Parks and recreation programming.
Skills parks offer a risk management solution to unauthorized jumps and features in municipalities with ever increasing removal budgets and provides great opportunities for public, private partnership and non profit, volunteer club involvement.
With enough Signatures we can go to a city council meeting to propose the plan for a bike park. Please like the Airdrie Freestyle BMX Club's Facebook Page to keep up to date on progress, meetings & for your input. Airdrie Has a huge biking crowd and it would be great to have a safe well maintained area for everyone to go ride at while virtually getting rid of unauthorized jumps in construction sites. I know growing up construction sites were all we had and still do, I cant count how many times me and my friends had gotten in trouble for building jumps in construction sites.
With over thirty Skills parks projects built in both large city and small town environments, I think HOOTS INC. leads the way in park development. And would do the best job. All aspects of design incorporate the highest level of technology working seamlessly with planning departments while prioritizing the engagement of public input/feedback through organized workshops.