SF Urban Riders – Bringing a Bike Park to San Francisco

May 27, 2009
by Luc 'Acadian' Albert  
Do you ever dream you could head out to the local park to play on a pump track, practice riding some skinnys, or take turns hitting some wall rides & jumps with your friends? Maybe you just wish there was well-made, legal singletrack within your city parks. SF Urban Riders has been hard at work, pushing those dreams that much closer to reality.SF Urban Riders has released the first conceptual draft of a draft of a potential Bicycle Skills Park in San Francisco's McLaren Park. This exciting step is the first of many towards developing an improved trail network and a world class bicycle park within San Francisco city limits.

The group has undergone a fair amount of growth and development over the last year, and along with officially becoming a non profit chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA), has selected an interim board of directors and launched a completely revamped website:

http://sfurbanriders.org

SF Urban Riders is hosting a public meeting and social this coming Wednesday, 5/27/09 from 6-8pm at Sports Basement Potrero Hill. Come out to meet your fellow mountain bike advocates and get involved with the development of trails and bicycle skills parks in San Francisco. SF Urban Riders will be showing off their newest conceptual maps for McLaren Park trail and bike park improvements, giving a tour of the website and seeking public feedback and suggestions. This will be a BYOB event.


56 Comments

  • 10 6
 Makes me want to move to San Francisco even more now.
  • 39 60
flag professor-pedal (May 27, 2009 at 14:55) (Below Threshold)
 Why? You gay?
  • 6 1
 Can't wait to transfer to SF State even more. Especially since if this plane goes through it's only like 3 miles from the SF State campus Big Grin
  • 3 4
 Yes finally something good in San Fran!!!!
  • 10 4
 hey pacifica is good too but this looks like a really good idea! and bigcityrollin why dont you go fall in a hole and die because San Francisco isnt all homos and in fact the bay area is the place where mountain biking all started so fuck you
  • 6 1
 gotta keep the hobos away
  • 0 2
 theyve been illegal forever
  • 1 2
 Finally, the home of mountain biking actually being nice to us. It will be good having something closer than sandhill thats legal. Hope it works out.
  • 2 2
 Hey guys, do everything you can to spread support for this through SF Urban Riders and SF Dirtlab. This has been a long time in the making and there is a lot of red tape left to cut through. It's gonna be an uphill battle to get downhill goodies in SF. Spread the stoke!!!
  • 2 2
 they should fly some of us down to there to help build accually north shore build bridges,that should be awsome great news if anyone who wants a bike park build or info email or facebook hoots or get in touch with people who help build parks eswhere. here in vancouver bc we have like 10 parks just like like about an 1hour from each other. start facebook group proposing bike park in your neighborhood.
  • 1 0
 hello my name is idan maimon & I'm new in this website. I enjoy to read all of the articles & I want to develop a bike park in my city rishon in israel, who can help me?

please answer me soon!
  • 3 0
 Damn! Looks really cool! Wan't something like that in my town...^^
  • 3 0
 i hope this turns out good, i live right across the bridge Smile
  • 0 2
 Where you @? I need to find some new trails
  • 1 0
 tiburon, i wish i knew of some... ours just got shut down by the rangers Frown
do you know of any???
  • 1 0
 HOLY SHIT YYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i know all of us in the bay area have been waiting for this foreeeever!!!!!!!!!!
  • 3 1
 Wish there was something like that near where i live. Sounds really good.
  • 0 2
 Find the land and get local riders involved. I've been trying to find a spot to do a similar thing in my hometown. The only way it ever gets done 99% of the time is if the riders push hard for it.
  • 3 0
 that looks awesome.
  • 3 1
 Ill have to rethink my UCSC descision if this goes down Razz
  • 1 2
 thats funny. I was thinking about the same thing. UCSC has a pretty vast trail network tho... kinda hard to compete
  • 1 2
 Dude this is nothing compared to SC trails. But don't go to a college just because of the biking (unless it's a scholarship)
  • 1 2
 its prolly the only UC i just might be able to get in. States are probably much more practical
  • 1 2
 Hate to tell you but UCSC trails are illegal now. Not to say you can't ride the stuff that wasn't dozed, you just run the risk of getting a fat fine.
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=491150
  • 1 2
 I got an idea. Talk more about illegal trails. Cheezus. Kids these days.
  • 0 1
 theyve been illegal forever
  • 1 0
 i live right here. YES!!!!!!!!! OH GOD YES!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 finaly something sick on pinkbike that applies to where i live
  • 1 2
 Yeah this is an awesome idea, what dreams are made of. You have my fullest support.
  • 1 2
 that looks to rad!!! that alone is enough reason man, I wanna move to San Francisco
  • 2 2
 I live across the bad from sf. Hell ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 2
 lol, BYOB
Bring Your Own Bikes Wink
  • 0 1
 that looks so sick! something like this would be awesome on UCSB's west campus.
  • 1 1
 FUCK YES! Another reason to love The Bay.
  • 1 1
 yeeee!!! we can ride know
  • 2 1
 dam thats legit
  • 0 0
 That will be awesome. can't wait
  • 0 0
 Gana have to visit San Fran. now
  • 0 0
 Looks Great!! Something for everyone.
  • 1 2
 i wish there was things like this in the uk
  • 1 2
 locals! try to make that meeting tonight
  • 0 0
 how can people who cant make the meeting get involved??
  • 1 3
 anyone know if it will be an open park for everyone to shuttle themselves? or will it be lift ticketed?
  • 1 1
 WHOOOOO!!
  • 3 2
 FINALLY!!!! I hope this gets passed!!!!!
  • 2 1
 dude, i never imagined anything like thins even happening. itd be soo sick
  • 1 2
 yes, now i have somewhere to ride in sf
  • 2 2
 i cant wait
  • 1 2
 ahhh i hope this passes... looks pretty sick, and sounds good...
  • 1 1
 alot like colennade
  • 0 1
 it looks way sicker than colonnade. more lines and veriety
  • 0 0
 how did it go?
  • 0 0
 It went well. Things are moving forward. Stay tuned and remain ever vigilant!!!
  • 1 2
 this looks tight

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