Eagle, ID January 18, 2008 – The IVCPA is proud to announce the arrival of World and Multi-time National MTX/Dual Slalom Champion Eric Carter to Eagle, ID. Carter is to assume lead duties in design and construction of the park’s MTX and Dual Slalom courses. “Our aim is to create a venue worthy of World Class competition. I’m confident Eric Carter has the experience and skills necessary to deliver top courses.” expressed the President and Co-founder of the IVCPA, Dave Beck.
Carter pioneered some of the earliest MTX course and has built Slalom courses at top venues throughout the country. His credentials include the 2001 World Championship Dual Course in Vail Colorado, the first two MTX courses at the Sea Otter Classic, and most recently designed two rounds of the highly publicized Jeep King of the Mountain Series in 2007.
E.C. is to join Alpine Bicycle Park’s Judd Devall and Randy Spangler who are currently constructing the freeride/gravity elements of the park. The new courses are planned to be completed and by mid April weather permitting.
Located in the Ada – Eagle Sports Complex on Old Horseshoe Bend Road just north of Floating Feather Road in Eagle, Idaho. The Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park is a partnership between Ada County, City of Eagle, and the non-profit Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park Association (IVCPA) for the purpose of developing the country’s first truly multi-disciplined cycling venue. The public park will include development of a cross country mountain bike trail network which will integrate into the regional Ridge to Rivers Trail System, Eagle’s first Ridge to Rivers trail head, mountain bike dirt race tracks including four cross course, dual slalom, cyclocross courses, and short track mountain bike course. Additionally, a mountain bike skills park will be developed, mountain bike jump lines, and BMX tracks and training facilities. The cornerstone of the project is the 333-meter outdoor concrete velodome. Additional information can be found at www.idahovelopark.org.
source: David Beck, President, IVCPA