Happy New Year! Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers is proposing to Santa Clara County Parks a bike park located in Sanborn County Park property. SVMTB received a $15,000 grant from REI in 2015 to develop this Family Bike Park Plan so that SVMTB could present it to the county for consideration. The Family Bike Park plan was developed by IMBA Trail Solutions with direction from SVMTB. There’s still a lot of work to do on this, but we thought we’d share this with our members. FAMILY BIKE PARK PLAN
Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers supports Open The Watershed (openthewatershed.org) to again access to 23,000 acres of open space on the SF Peninsula. We want this watershed open for public hiking, cycling and equestrians.
Here’s our take on what to do when you’re out riding and need to get past an equestrian. Our hope is that we can all happily coexist, sharing multi use trails. You can also check out our page: A mountain Biker’s Guide to Hikers and Equestrians.
Event Location: Saratoga REI
Event Fee: Free
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM PDT
Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers is giving its membership and the public an opportunity to meet Dorsey Moore, Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Open Space Authority, and Greg Bringelson, Trail Program Coordinator of Santa Clara County Parks. They will discuss current projects, conservation, volunteering, and the future of mountain biking in the county. Santa Clara County Park’s five decade legacy of providing outstanding recreational opportunities in beautiful natural locations has resulted in one of the largest regional park systems in California. The Santa Clara County park system has grown to include 29 regional parks encompassing nearly 48,000 acres of land. Santa Clara County Open Space Authority is an independent special district – rather than a part of county government. The Open Space Authority’s purpose is to preserve key portions of the natural environment in order to balance continuing urban growth. Buying land, acquiring easements, contributing funds to joint conservation efforts, and careful land management are OSA’s major preservation tools. Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers (SVMTB) is a local chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association.
The grant funds will be used to produce design and construction documents to build many of
the different features in the bike park. These features will be designed for a range of skill levels and include some of the following:
Pump Track Area will allow cyclists to learn and perfect their riding skills. This track will allow for progression of skills and fitness for riders from kids to advanced adults.
Advanced Flow Trail will contain flow features such as rollers, dips, berms, jumps, and man-made features allowing users to transfer their pump track and jump park skills to trail use.