Quick report on the 2nd LLBP Volunteer Day + Grassroots Cycles’ Huktoberfest fundraiser…
We had another 75+ adults & kids show up en force to build additional challenge lines on Kids’ Meal singletrack and tamp dirt in the bike park zone. Some commented that a few of the challenge lines looked like Holy Cross! The BLM Water Truck made a few cameo appearances – kids young and old were psyched to get on the hose. A fun time was had by all…
From there we migrated uphill to Glade Park’s The Ranch for the LLBP fundraiser, Huktoberfest. Hosted by Grassroots Cycles, it was a thriller for all spectators with DS and Slopestyle competitions, brats and dogs and cool ‘fall-is-coming’ temps. 3 hours of big air and sweet tricks wowed the crowd of equally-respresented kids and adults. The pump track provided hours of entertainment for kids on bikes, and parents providing tips on how not to pedal.
Back to the LLBP… 1 week of construction is under our belts and the park is about 60% complete. Every day shows dramatic change to the landscape. Swing by if you’re in the neighborhood. And be sure to join us next Saturday, Oct 16 at 9am for the
- breakfast provided by REI!
- coffee provided by Roasted CoffeeHouse!
- raffle drawing for Grassroots Cycles’ custom-built Cove/DT Swiss park bike + gear – pkg valued in excess of $2500 – MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! [purchase $20 raffle tix from COPMOBA or Grassroots * all proceeds benefit LLBP]
- professional demonstration of park’s features!
- skills clinics for all!
- bring your bike!
Recent press coverage of the LLBP:
- Decline Magazine http://www.declinemagazine.com/content.php?itemid=5375
- Channel 5 http://www.krextv.com/news/around-the-region/Construction-Begins-For-Grand-Junction-Bike-Skills-Park-04309134.html
- New York Times’ About.com http://mountainbike.about.com/b/2010/10/07/mother-of-three-makes-bike-park-a-reality.htm
- Singletrack Trails’ Blog http://www.singletracktrails.com/blog/index.php/2010/10/08/lunch-loop-bike-park-construction/
- Watch for Free Press article in Friday, Oct15 edition!
A very special THANKS to our LLBP Sponsors!
City of Grand Junction * BLM * COPMOBA * REI * Singletrack Trails * Grassroots Cycles * Monument Graphics & Communication * All Metals Welding & Fabrication * Hanson Equipment * Whitewater Building Materials * Redlands Power & Water * Riverbend Equipment * Community Hospital * Williams Production * Enstrom’s Candies * Rocky Mountain Health Plans * Bud’s Signs * US Bank, Doubletree Hotel * MRP * White Brothers * DT Swiss * GJMountainBiking.com * SOAR Physical Therapy * Safari LTD * Rusk & Rusk Court Reporters * Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates * the Willet Family * Bicycle Outfitters (New!)
Cheers, Enjoy the Pix and Stay Tuned -
Officer, COPMOBA Board of Directors
PR Manager, Mountain Khakis®
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