Saturday, April 13, 2013
Island 22 Bike Park opens April 20
The Bike Skills park as it looked in March last year.
Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD), as Chair of the Regional Board,
and the City of Chilliwack, Mayor Sharon Gaetz will declare Island 22
Bike Park officially open at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday,
April 20th, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Jay Hoots of Hoots Inc., designer and
builder of the bike skills park, will also be on hand to celebrate the
"We are so pleased to be able to offer
our community, and indeed all the communities of the Lower Mainland, a
fantastic new bike skills park," said Gaetz. Hoots added "There’s
nothing else like it in the region."
The Island 22 Bike Skills Park is the
culmination of effort and commitment by several partners. The City of
Chilliwack contributed $200,000 in capital funding, while the FVRD
managed the construction process and will be responsible for all ongoing
maintenance. The bike park was designed and constructed by Hoots Inc.
based on feedback from the local riding community.
Hoots exclaimed, "We’ve never really
had a user group in any other park come out that loudly and have one
The bike park is located in a spectacular setting and designed to appeal to all levels of riders from beginners to experts. The safety of riders is paramount and the jumps and features were designed and constructed according to strict design and risk management standards. Five different riding zones and a perimeter trail offer challenges ranging in difficulty from "beginner" to "most advanced".
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