Minturn Bike Park Phased Plan: 2020 – 2021
Phase 1 began May 15, 2020 with a projected opening in the late summer/early fall. We raised over $50,000 from you, our community, in 2019 and are committing over $55,000 of our reserve funds to complete Phase 1 this summer. This is a big hit to our bank account but see the incredible value that this free and open to the public bike park will bring to all ages, abilities, and demographics of our community.
UPDATE: The Town of Minturn has committed $47,000 from their construction use tax to build Phase 2A in 2020! Phase 1 & Phase 2A will open in late summer/early fall, stay tuned!
Please donate to allow us to continue to bring projects like this to Eagle County.
Phased Plan Approach:
Phase 1: Dirt jumps & rollers, kids skills area, uphill climbing trail to Lower Start Zone, parking area, temporary restrooms, shed with tool/equipment storage, and a large flagstone paver family/friend gathering area with picnic tables built by Gallegos Corporation. Scheduled to start construction in May/June 2020 with an opening in late summer/early fall 2020.
Phase 2A: Pumptrack, beginner, intermediate, and advanced flow trails including the first adaptive mountain biking specific trails in Eagle County.
Phase 2B: Beginner, intermediate, and advanced flow trails with a variety of features including technical drops, jumps, rollers, berms, and rocks. This includes the first dual slalom course in Eagle County. Additional amenities include trees, landscaping, and permanent restroom facilities. Scheduled to start Phase 2B in May/June 2021 with a completion by fall 2021, pending successful fundraising and grant awards.
Background & History:
The Minturn Bike Park is a partnership between the Town of Minturn and the VVMTA. The VVMTA built the Mini Mile in 2017 and identified this open parcel of land owned by Minturn which is specifically designated for use as a park for outdoor recreation. The Minturn Town Council passed a Resolution in July 2019, officially partnering with the VVMTA who will design, provide community outreach, fundraise, and submit grant applications to build the bike park. This bike park will provide significant economic opportunity not only for the Town of Minturn and its businesses, but our surrounding county as a whole increasing quality of life and health and well being.
Who It’s For:
The Minturn Bike Park is for kids, families, and adults. The park will draw kids and beginners who want to begin, improve, and progress their bike riding abilities. There will be shade structures, water, restrooms, and picnic areas for families to gather. The park will also include advanced level dirt jumps and technical gravity trail features with rock drops, wood features, bridges and more! Additionally, the first and only specific adaptive mountain bike trail and dual slalom course in Eagle County will be built in the Minturn Bike Park.
The VVMTA is currently working with its partners and organizations in the Eagle County community such as Mountain Recreation, The Cycle Effect, SOS Outreach, Vail Rec District, and Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement to identify programming at the bike park. It is our goal to have a fleet of bikes that live at the bike park for these organizations to use for the kids, families, and underrepresented populations they serve.
Please donate $5, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500 or whatever you can spare to help bring this free and open the public bike park to life.
1. Name a Trail: Silver Level – $1,000 or join our 1% for Trails Program: *Branding and naming of one of ten trails (2 available)
2. Name the Pump Track or Dirt Jumps: Gold Level – $2,500: *Branding and naming of either the pump track or dirt jump zone (1 available)
3. Name a Start Zone: Platinum Level – $5,000: *Branding and naming of one of three start zones (1 available).
4. Title Sponsorship: Contact Ernest Saeger to discuss how your business can support the bike park from completion through guaranteeing the management and bike park continue to operate on a world class level for many years to come.
All levels of business naming rights last for two years after the bike park opens. Funding is one time, not on an annual basis. Additional assets in our Business Partnership Program levels included. To learn more please e-mail Executive Director, Ernest Saeger at firstname.lastname@example.org
The park will feature kid and beginner friendly pump track and green flow trails. It will also feature blue and black gravity flow trails and advanced dirt jumps for the more progressive riders. Additionally, the park will include a dual slalom course and the first adaptive mountain bike trail in Eagle County. FlowRide Concepts, a professional trail building company based out of the Denver area is leading the design and construction of the bike park. Local architecture and design firm, Zehren and Associates has also partnered with the project to provide the site plan and illustrative plan. Here is a link to the full draft site plan.
We are partnering with Minturn and the greater Eagle County community to build this Free and open to the public amenity for all locals and visitors. Partners on board supporting the project include Town of Minturn, Vail Recreation District, Mountain Recreation, Zehren & Associates, The Cycle Effect, Eagle County Schools, Eagle County, SOS Outreach, Vail Jr. Cycling Program, and more.
Construction of Phase 1 will begin in May/June of 2020 and be completed in the late summer/early fall of 2020. Phase 2A could be completed in 2020 but solely relies on additional funding ($50,000) from our community and pending grant applications. Phase 2B is scheduled to be built in the summer of 2021 pending successful fundraising and grant awards.
Take the Survey:
Tell us what you want to see included in the bike park. By taking this survey you are helping us show the grant administrators that you are in support of the bike park. Take our survey here.
South/East of Little Beach Park – 1/4 mile
Entry / Family Gathering Area Detail:
South/East of Little Beach Park – 1/4 mile
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