Alpine Bike Parks Launches ParkStart Program

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Designed To Kickstart YOUR Bike Park Project

Alpine Bike Parks’ staff has been bringing the best bike parks to life since 1999. For 2012, we are launching a new program called PARKSTART to help you get a bike park built in your Community.

Bike Parks – once a niche amenity for extreme athletes – are now broadly desired by constituents of all ages and skill levels. To respond to this demand, bike advocates and municipal Parks and Rec Departments need great designs, proven construction standards, and honest budget forecasts that can be taken to City Hall with confidence. PARKSTART™ achieves this and more.

Communities where riders and advocates connect with professional bike park designers are experiencing a surge in bike park development in municipal and regional parks, summer camps, special recreation districts, destination resorts, and large-scale land management units.

“Alpine was an amazing partner through years of design and construction work, and set a new standard for success by developing and building Valmont Bike Park.” Botsy Phillips – Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance
Valmont Bike Park Committee

Alpine Bike Parks’ PARKSTART Program is a low-cost bundle of products and services that includes everything needed to present a premium bike park concept to your local government for approval and funding for construction documents and construction, including:

1. PARKSTART Guide
2. Project Startup Consulting
3. Online Design Charrette
4. Conceptual Site Plan (includes 2 revisions)
5. Custom Artist’s Renderings
6. Valmont Bike Park Design/Construction Standards
7. Bike Park Vision Document
8. Facebook Page and Twitter Feed for your Bike Park
9. Cost Estimates for Design and Construction
10. Next Steps Guide

All priced at $3,600

There are riders in every community that want to develop a new trail or a bike park. The traditional model has been to develop them on a shoestring budget with donated equipment, free dirt, tacked-together trail features, minimalistic design, and volunteer labor. While this process delivers an amenity at a low-cost, it often creates unsafe bicycle playgrounds and limits the approval, adoption, and success of professionally planned, built and promoted bike trails and facilities.

Meanwhile, skateparks continue to receive multi-million dollar budgets for exciting new facilities, paid for by public grants that cyclists are missing out on.

“Alpine clearly understands the needs of the user and communicates ideas very effectively with beautiful renderings to diverse community groups, cyclists, city agencies and contractors alike.”  Linda Roberson -Parks and Open Space Planner, San Francisco, CA

The way we see it – if we have more great designs out there, more cities will take bicycle riding seriously and more riders will have great, well-funded parks to ride – with professionally-built trails, awesome flow, and progressive, durable features.

Is that what you’d like to see too?

Alpine’s team knows what it takes to design and construct the best parks in the world and knows how to avoid the pitfalls that many recreation and parks departments can face as they develop their projects. We want to share these resources with trendsetting riders and recreation providers worldwide.

Let us show you why we are the leaders in bike park planning and development!

Call Alpine Bike Parks at 604.962.1951 to get YOUR park going, and click here to let us know how we can help you!

Alpine’s team has worked on many bike park projects over the years, for clients including:

IMBA
IMBA Trail Solutions
UK Forest Enterprise
BLM, King Range Conservation Area
BLM, Shoshone Ranger District
City of San Francisco, CA
City of Fort Bragg, CA
City of Folsom, CA
City of Elk Grove, CA
City of Boulder, CO
City of Woodland Park, CO
City of Park City, UT
City of Castle Rock, CO
City of Hailey, ID
City of Ketchum, ID
City of Boise, ID
City of Eagle, ID
Florida State Greenways Commission
Tamarack Resort
Seven Springs Ski Resort
City of New York, NY
City of Camden, MN
City of Victoria, BC
Community of San Nicolas Totolapan, MX
Community of Valle de Bravo, MX

About Alpine Bike Parks, LLC
Alpine Bike Parks, LLC is a state-of-the-art bike park design/build company based in Whistler, BC and Boulder, CO. Alpine’s owner Judd de Vall started Alpine based on his riding experience on the NORBA and UCI circuits and his experience as an Advocacy Coordinator for IMBA and as a Trail Specialist for IMBA Trail Solutions. Now, Alpine Bike Parks brings the best bike parks to life with a full time planning and design team and a construction team led by an All-Star cast of professional athlete/builders. Contact us today and let’s build something great together! CALL 604-962-1951.

Source: Judd de Vall

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