In 2008 we started building a bike park in Eagle Idaho (Boise area) and we wanted to show the Pinkbike community what we have accomplished so far. Stop in and check us out on your way to Whistler next year - or wherever your bike may take you.
The bike park is the result of 4000 hours of volunteer work and financial support from the city of Eagle, SWIMBA
, and many others in the community. Judd deVall and Alpine Bike Parks designed and created phase one of the park which included 3 jump lines and a pump track (designed and installed by Randy Spangler) as well as a dual slalom and mountain cross course (designed and installed by Eric Carter).Local volunteers have expanded phase one by installing beginner and intermediate dirt jumps, a skills park, and a grass area with trees for a hang out. The expert line (Sage Fright) has also been extended with 6 more jumps - now 13 jumps total on the line. The last 3 still need some more work though - we were shut down by snow.
Plans for the future include expert dirt jumps, north shore lines, downhill courses, and longer resort style freeride trails. Hopefully we can drum up some more money to make it happen.
Here are some pics and a video showing what has been accomplished so far:
Pump TrackTaylor Reed on the Dual Slalom courseJoJo on the mountain crossIan throwing X-up on the intermediate jump linePhil on the expert jump line - Sage FrightRandy Spangler on Sage FrightSpangler againYep - Spangler againTaylor Reed tearing up a berm (This photo was POD on 2008-06-04)Sweet pic of Taylor Reed on the expert lineSkills Park - Sonse built this teeter at home and donated it - sweet!Another fine feature built by SonseTo get to the park, go north on Old Horseshoe Bend Road in Eagle until you see the park on your right
Entrance to the jump area of the park - Randy Spangler standing next to his sign (painted by local artist Corey Meints). Grass and trees shown here were installed by Tanner Frost for his Eagle Scout project.