Saturday, April 13, 2013


Saddle Up

Island 22 Bike Park opens April 20

Staff/FVRD photo


The Bike Skills park as it looked in March last year.


Representing the 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 official opening.

"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 unified voice."

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".

We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the skills park, and please remember helmets are mandatory!



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