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Positive feedback during Bike Park open house

by Deanna Mitchener able to work on the new terrain available I can contributions and help n e e d t o h a v e maintain the park. We
biking trails at Wilmore offer my ideas, but at the put forward the better for maintenance upkeep need volunteers to come
On February 16 an Park. Now the bike park end of the day this will be the community,” added twice a year –once in the out and help make this
open house information is in the works and needs your community park Hoots. spring and again in the vision our reality."
session was held for the s u p p o r t f r o m t h e and your feedback is Mike said, "Ideally fall. We will have a
new Edson Wilmore community. vital. It will be an once the park is built we continued cost to
B i k e P a r k i n t h e Jay Hoots, a well- extraordinary place
hospitality room at k n o w n b i k e p a r k where you can go and
Talisman Centre. designer in North warm up before hitting
The meeting was run America, has been riding the trails, hang out with
by Mike Stoner-Walker for several decades others, a place the whole
president of the Edson allowing him to translate family can enjoy.”
Cycling Association and his skills and passion “There will be plenty
Jay Hoots. Hoots talked into designing. His of opportunity to run
about the concept and signature bike park clinics, recreation
gave a presentation and designs are well know to p r o g r a m m i n g a n d
the asked for feedback. cyclists around the revenue generating. A
There was a lot of country. great opportunity for
interest and positive Jay's designs offer building partnerships,
feedback on the concept progressively difficult holding summer camps
from those that attended. c h a l l e n g e s a n d etc. Some of the coolest
Mike gave a brief opportunities for off road things that I have seen
description about the cycling skill building for over the years at these
cycling association and all levels of riders. The bike parks is having
how they came to be and parks feature skill trails, people of all ages out
the vision ahead. pump tracks, a variety of riding, seeing kids teach photo Deanna Mitchener
Wi t h c o m m u n i t y jump lines, drops, wall the adults how to jump,”
support and sponsorship rides and more. said Hoots. Mike Stoner-Walker and Jay Hoots giving a presentation during the open
the association has been Jay said, "With the " T h e m o r e house session for the Edson Wilmore Bike Park on February 16.

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