Work on the Bike Skills Park began June 27, 2022, thanks to major donor Saris Foundation and many other local companies (see list below). THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT. The foundation is still looking for donations to cover the cost of the project!
In 2020, we commissioned Global Actions Sports Solutions (GASS) and Community Trail Design, LLC to design a gateway Bicycle Skills Park at the Triangle Hill Sports Area of the Baird Creek Greenway. The owner of GASS, Jeremy Witek of Madison, is nationally known for building these types of courses.
The addition of this purpose-built mountain bike course is to provide a fun, safe, and equitable space for youth and off-road cyclists to develop their skills on a variety of obstacles to prepare them for the technical trail system in the Greenway. The course will include a beginner track, an intermediate track for growing skills and an advanced track for challenging seasoned riders.
We have partnered with the Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, area youth groups and high school biking clubs, and local bike shops to run training camps for youth once the course is built. The Green Bay Police Department, which sees high usage of bikes at local skate parks, which is not permitted, favors the Skills Park as a place to send kids looking to test their biking skills.
Start Hub: the start hub will provide a slight gravitational push to help riders overcome features that are incorporated into each track. It will include a stone wall around the perimeter and a level platform which will be both visually appealing and will serve as a gathering place for riders.
Total Cost $557,000
Potential for naming rights on the course for the different level tracks
Potential for naming rights on the course for one of main large features
Potential for naming rights for the entire Skills Park
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