Biking Skills Park

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.




Budget

Feature Cost
Professional Fees $20,000
Permits $6,000
Skills Park Features $135,000
Labor/Build $48,000
Landscaping/Prairie $16,000
Signage $25,000
Erosion Control – Rain Gardens, etc… $40,000
Warranty/Maintenance $25,000
Additional Features: such as bikes, storage facility, bike repair, changing pavilion, etc… +$25,000
Total 340,000

Course Features

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.

Asphalt Pump Track: a looping trail area of berms and rollers, that are ideal for kids on striders as well as professional cyclists. The value of this track is to promote rider skills.

Beginner Track (green line): the beginner line will consist of a series of constructed features with a variety of textures and shapes such as wood platforms, stone slabs, and dirt. The obstacles, features, and surfaces of the green track will help introduce riders to surface transitions, line of sight targeting, balance, and varying textures.

Intermediate Track (blue line): in order to provide additional skill building, the intermediate line transitions away from the flat hilltop and onto the slope. The intermediate track will bench cut into the slope face and use large grade reversals, changes in trail grade, and allow for flow, speed, and small airtime opportunities. The track will incorporate rock and flagstone.

Advanced Track (black line): the advanced line will take a more direct plunge down the slope and will provide riders with both exposure and technical challenges. Using steeper trail gradient, the advanced track will incorporate elements such as chunky rock gardens, rock slabs, and jumps.

Funding Goal

Biking Skills Park$300000.00$340000.00

Sponsors

  • SARIS FOUNDATION – $100,000

  • Northeast Asphalt (Walbec Group)Asphalt Pump Track!!!

  • David L. & Rita E. Nelson Family Fund$50,000

  • Schanock Family Foundation – $25,000

  • American Foods Group, LLC – $25,000

  • Give Big Event – $24,378

  • Private Donor$15,000

  • Bergstrom Automotive – $10,000

  • Prevea Health – $10,000

  • P&G Fund/Greater Cincinnati Foundation – $8,260

  • BelGioioso Cheese, Inc. – $5,000

  • Pete’s Garage – $5,000

  • Robinson, Inc.  – $5,000

  • Anonymous – $5,000

  • Nicolet National Bank – $2,500

  • Private Donor – $2,500

  • Private Donor – $2,500

  • Private Donor – $1,000

  • Wisconsin Public Service Foundation – $1,500

  • Ind. Donors – $1,315

  • Nsight/Cellcom Community Giving $1,000

  • Bay Tek Entertainment – $1,000

  • The Mihm Family – $1,000

  • Dental Arts Associates of GB – $1,000

  • Broken Spoke Bike Studio – $500

  • BayCare Clinic Foundation – $500

  • MachIV – In-Kind Services

  • CedarCorp – In-Kind Services

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

$25,000+

Potential for naming rights on the course for the different level tracks

$50,000+

Potential for naming rights on the course for one of main large features

$100,000+

Potential for naming rights for the entire Skills Park

$15,000+

  • Sponsor name in largest font on course trail head signage and company logo
  • Attendance at grand opening with opportunity to speak
  • Sponsor acknowledgement and logo on BCPF’s website, as well as a link to sponsor’s website
  • Announcement in monthly newsletter with logo and company description (supplied by sponsor)
  • Facebook and Twitter announcements mentioning supporter
  • Lead sponsor placement on all marketing for Bike for the Hill of It event

$10,000+

  • Sponsor name in medium font on course trail head signage and logo
  • Attendance at grand opening with opportunity to speak
  • Sponsor acknowledgment and logo on BCPF’s website with link to sponsor’s website
  • Announcement in monthly newsletter with logo and company description (supplied by sponsor)
  • Supporting sponsor placement on all marketing for Bike for the Hill of It event

$5,000+

  • Sponsor name on course trailhead signage
  • Attendance at grand opening
  • Sponsor acknowledgment and logo on BCPF’s website
  • Announcement in monthly newsletter
  • Community sponsor placement on all marketing materials for Bike for the Hill of It event

$1,000+

  • Sponsor name on course trail head signage
  • Sponsor acknowledgement on BCPF’s website
  • Announcement in monthly newsletter

THANK YOU!!!!

Contact Us: 

920-328-3505

PO Box 824, Green Bay, WI 54305