We are glad to announce that we have received the final approval of our project at Bluff View Park from The City of Wildwood. THANK YOU to all who have helped design this facility and spent many hours at public and private meetings to bring this to approval. It has been a two-year-long process.
Construction has commenced and will continue depending on the weather for the next several months.
The Bluff View Bike Park project will include trails for all abilities and has been designed to allow young and new riders to progress through the trails as they gain skills.
- A Strider Trail area
- An Intermediate Trail with small features
- A Skills Trail including hand-built and purchased features and a pump/jump line
- A oneway Downhill Flow Trail.
Here is the full proposal: View PDF
A portion of the existing trail will be rerouted and will become uphill only for bikes, two-way traffic for all others. This will also be the return trail for the downhill flow trail.
The construction of these trails will be a combination of hand-built and machine-built.
We will need funds for machine rental and to purchase the following materials:
- Boulders for Starting Hub and Features
- Base Rock and Construction Fabric for Base Area Trails
- Clay Soil for Base Area Trails
- Wooden Features on Skills Trail
These materials will be expensive (if we cannot find donors) and we are looking to you for help in covering some of these costs. We have already secured (3) loads of boulders that will cost approximately $10,000 for the hub alone just to give you an idea. We have picked out several wooden features that are quite expensive and would be ideal for corporate sponsorship if you know of someone that wants to support the mountain bike community.
If you are really feeling generous, here is a deal for you. We would like to purchase some of the below features for the skills trail. These are built by Fast Rack Modern Cycling Cycling Solutions in Fort Smith AR. We see a commemorative plaque in your honor for such a fine donation.
If you are willing to donate your dollars to this project, we would greatly appreciate it. These will be exciting additions to an already amazing trail system at Bluff View.
GORC looks forward to bringing the power of its all-volunteer workforce to build and fund this trail system in conjunction with The City of Wildwood.
Note: You may enter any amount below (or greater!) than the $50.00 suggested donation in the "other amount" textfield.
Campaign ends June 1, 2021 - don't delay, let's make this happen!