As of August 3, 2021, the BUILD of the Bike Skills Park is fully funded 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 for amenities that will help serve our area youth groups such as bikes, a shed for the bikes, and other features that will elevate the experience!
In 2020, we commissioned the services of 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 from Madison, WI, 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 grow their skills on a variety of obstacles. These features will be good practice before encountering the technical trail system in the Greenway. The purpose of the course will include introducing skills to beginners with a beginner track, growing skills on the intermediate track, and challenging riders on the advanced track.
We have partnered with the Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA, as well as area youth groups and high school biking clubs as well as our local bike shops to run training camps for youth on the course once it’s built. The Green Bay Police Department is also in favor of this Skills Park at the Greenway as they see a huge usage of bikes at local skate parks which is not allowed and they would be happy to refer these kids to an actual location where they can ride.