Last Friday (June 22, 2012), work began on completely rebuilding the Civic Field Dirt Jumps (aka the Bellingham Bike Park) on Puget Street! The rebuild is headed-up by myself and local BMX'er Andy Grant, with the help of Spencer Baldwin as equipment operator. After months of work planning, securing preliminary funding and getting approval from the Parks and Recreation and the City of Bellingham, we were finally given the go ahead to start machine work at the park! Everything will be completely new and, more importantly, totally more awesome! Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself.
Here is the rendering of the park as done by local artist Joel Esselstrom.
A HUGE thanks goes to the WMBC mountain bike club for providing the preliminary fund as well as Oceanside Construction and United Rentals for providing the machinery to make the rebuild possible!
Please help us pay for this! The WMBC currently does not have all the funding needed to cover the cost of the rebuild. The club has covered the initial costs, but we need fuel to keep the machines running. Please help by donating! Mark Peterson will try to stick me with the tab, if you don't! Not really, but we still really need the money.