2014

Jul 23, 2014 Return to Headlines

Bike Skills Trails Open in Mundy Park

by GS GS |

COQUITLAM, BC, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – Off-road cyclists can develop their abilities at new bike skills trails in Coquitlam’s Mundy Park. 

The trails, located within the BC Hydro corridor in Mundy Park at the corner of Mariner Way and Chilko Boulevard, includes two different bike skill circuits. One trail is at a beginner level, while the other is at an intermediate level.  The circuits feature nine different types of obstacles such as a timber teeter-totter, log stacks and bridges, and boulder drop-off.

The trails were designed by van der Zalm and Associates, in conjunction with the City’s park design staff and consultation from local cycling groups, at a cost of $157,000.  

Development of this initiative is supported by the Off-Road Cycling Strategy and the City of Coquitlam’s Master Trail Plan, which identified potential amenities and facilities to enhance the off-road cycling trail experience for users while providing the diverse cycling community with alternative cycling opportunities. 

Biking trails, such as these, also play an important role in developing skills for young and/or novice mountain bikers and prepare them to be responsible lifelong riders. 

Further proposed phases of the project may include an additional skill circuit, as well as downhill riding trails in the adjacent Riverview forest. 

For more information on Mundy Park, visit www.coquitlam.ca/parkfinder.

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