Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Folsom MTB Park Opens

It looks like the MTB skills park in Folsom, CA is now in operation:
Join the City of Folsom Trails Division to help build the new Mountain Bike Skills Course at Cummings Family Park. This new course has several exciting features for bikers of all skill levels including: Elevated Trails, a Pump Track, Rhythm Trails and a Wall Ride. This project was funded through a generous $10,000 grant from REI.

More than 100 volunteers helped erect the course, which is one of only a few in Northern California. The first phase includes all the elevated structures, including beginner, intermediate and advanced elevated trails and a 15-foot high wall ride. A jump course was constructed for use by riders of all skill levels.

“One of our volunteers was Folsom High School student Robert Cline, who constructed a 10-inch wide, 75-foot long elevated trail for his Senior Project,” said Jim Konopka, Senior Trails Planner for the City. “This is a very popular element of the skills course that will be used by many mountain bikers in the coming years.” The course layout was a coordinated effort between the City of Folsom, the International Mountain Biking Association and several local mountain bike riders.
The Mountain Bike Skills Course is in Cummings Family Park, located at 1775 Creekside Dr. in Folsom, CA. There is a $2 fee to use the new course, which is open on Mondays from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., Fridays from 2 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 1 to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. Beginning June 2, summer hours will be 1 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Holiday hours (May 28, July 4 and Sept. 3) will be 1 to 8 p.m. All users must wear bike helmets. For additional information, call 817-2767.

I went by this on Saturday afternoon and it looks pretty nice.

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