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Volunteers needed to help build bike park

EAGLE ” Eagle will soon be home to the valley’s first mountain bike skills and jump park.

A community organization ” Citizens for the Eagle Bike Park ” will build a mountain bike park on 4 acres of land adjacent to the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. Designed by John Bailey, who built the 1996 Olympic bike park in Atlanta, the Eagle Bike Skills Park will have jumps, ramps, bridges, switchbacks, and logs for people of all ages to ride mountain bikes and learn handling skills.

“It caters to both experienced people and the younger people that need to hone in on their skills,” Bailey said.

On Saturday, the Citizens for the Eagle Bike Park will be holding a volunteer work day to build the skills park. Heather Sappenfield, an organizer of the group, said at least 50 volunteers are needed.

“I’m hoping that kids are going to come out with their parents and help form the trail,” she said. “It’s a great location for kids and families.”

Sappenfield said there are no places for beginners and children to go ride. The trails in the area are often too difficult for children and beginning riders.

The Western Eagle County Metro Recreation District will hold biking classes at the park.

The park will open June 24. For more information, call Heather Sappenfield at 328-4901.

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