View Royal Park - Bike Park

The new bike park is now open in View Royal Park (off Phesant Lane)! The paved pump track provides a continuous circuit of rollers, berms and jumps that loops back on itself allowing a continuous ride with little to no peddling. Grab your bike and come check it out!

New Bike Pump Track:
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Update August 20, 2019: The bike park is open and being enjoyed by bike riders of all ages! If you are planning to head to the park, it is a good idea to walk/bike to the track because, due to its popularity, vehicle parking is limited. Crews will also be completing some track painting today; the track will be closed from approximately 11:00am - 3:00pm.

Update August 16, 2019: While we are in the final stages of completion, the bike track will be open starting TODAY at approx. 4:30pm for riders to enjoy!  Important notes:

  • Please enter the park by the pathway next to the playground. Do not short cut over the fences;
  • The park will be closed periodically as needed to complete remaining works;
  • Please respect workers and follow their directions;
  • Have fun and enjoy the park!

Update August 12, 2019: The bike track is now paved! Crews still need to do some grading on the sides to make it safe in case riders veer off the track. We are working to have the track open by the end of week. Until then, a reminder to please stay off the track; we will let you know when it is ready for everyone to enjoy!

 Update July 31, 2019: Exciting bike park update: one of our bike experts did a test run of the outer loop as crews continue to fine tune the bike track. Track paving is anticipated to start next week. The bike park remains closed, so please stay off the track until it's ready! Check out the video at: https://bit.ly/2Ywcndn!

 

Update July 18, 2019: Construction is on schedule for the new bike park! As the track starts to take shape, people may want to try it out, but riding now is unsafe and will cause project delays as crews begin grading to prep for paving. Please encourage others to stay off the track or report misuse to 250-479-6800.

Update July 3, 2019: Work has begun on the new bike park at View Royal Park!

 

Background:

During the 2018-2022 financial plan deliberations, Council set aside $50,000 in 2018, and $100,000 in 2019 as a placeholder to fund a bike park in View Royal Park, subject to public consultation. The Town collected feedback from the public and received a total of 435 responses voting YES to having a bike park in View Royal Park (off Pheasant Lane).

The clear choice of various bike park options presented in the survey was a pump track. A pump track provides a continuous circuit of rollers, berms and jumps that loops back on itself allowing you to ride continuously with little to no peddling (see below for example). 

A pump track:
*Is great for all ages;
*Is popular with most kids;
*As skills grow, the track rides differently;
*Is able to sustain interaction with various skill level riders;
*Can also be used for scooters and skateboards;
*Is quiet (other than kids having fun).


To help choose the best track concept for the Town, staff created a track committee consisting of several volunteers including the bike park manager, a Team BC mountain bike coach, and a professional bike rider. The track committee agreed that a paved track with a “Concept B” design would work best for the new bike park. Click here to view the full Committee of the Whole report.

 

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