Eagle Bike Park in Idaho - Progress for 2008

Jan 20, 2009 at 20:56
by Brad Nelson  
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:

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.


Pump Track

Taylor Reed on the Dual Slalom course

JoJo on the mountain cross

Ian throwing X-up on the intermediate jump line

Phil on the expert jump line - Sage Fright

Randy Spangler on Sage Fright

Spangler again

Yep - Spangler again

Taylor Reed tearing up a berm (This photo was POD on 2008-06-04)

Sweet pic of Taylor Reed on the expert line

Skills Park - Sonse built this teeter at home and donated it - sweet!

Another fine feature built by Sonse

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To get to the park, go north on Old Horseshoe Bend Road in Eagle until you see the park on your right.

-http://bradnesp.pinkbike.com/


48 Comments

  • 8 1
 you guys made this place so good looking nice work props on the great park
  • 8 0
 Yeah this place look DIALED...hella want to go ride there
  • 4 0
 yeaaaaa markin this on my trail spots for this spring/summer -
  • 2 0
 Idaho riding is getting better. We have great lift access at Tamarack and a freeride trail up at Bogus Basin - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux2LBipnyn8
Great trail riding as well.
  • 2 1
 You guys need to come up to vancouver bc and build a nutty bike park like that here.
  • 2 0
 this park is so much fun
  • 2 0
 I must admit that I am very fortunate to be able to ride here every day and that I was able to pitch in and help with the building. Thanks to everyone that has put in volunteer hours!
  • 1 3
 aw jea niggggggggaz
  • 0 0
 the dual slalom looks siiick as
  • 3 0
 Looks like a lot of people got together to make that park happen. That's awesome and sweet park!
  • 4 3
 That park looks sick. It looks like it could even be better than The Ranch in Kamloops. But whoever edited the video needs to get schooled, because The Killers are a steaming pile of Lame.
  • 2 0
 You look over the music collection on my wives Macintosh and see if you can find a better song. Steaming pile of Lame - thats a good one.
  • 3 0
 flow FLOW flow FLOW......... NICE WORK RANDY!! now you have to show some love in folsom
  • 3 0
 nice guys, ill have to venture up from Salt lake city sometime. looks like fun.
  • 2 0
 dude...you'll love it. i randomly got a tip last august to head up there when i was at tamerack, and wow...it was so worth it. there's a skatepark right next to it also.
  • 2 0
 Great photos and video. For those in the local Boise/Eagle area who want to help out please email bafvolunteers at gmail.com. See you out there in 2009!
  • 1 1
 For real this park is amazing! I was a BMXer for the longest time, and I saw this place and decided to buy a mtb. I'm so glad we have a park like this to ride at. Its always a good time and everyone (for the most part) is willing to help us build, and make things really nice. I wanna give a shout out to Brad and the rest of the crew for dedicating so much time out of your lives to make this happen! You guys rock! Lets keep building and I'll see you all this spring!!
  • 0 0
 Glad to see my riding spot get some rep. The jump park is amazing and helps the progression and fun levels rise. Its a great park come check it and ride with us dont hate and have a good time its definitly worth a checking out MC
  • 3 0
 lol only 990km from where i live... gotta get there:P
  • 3 0
 Nice, it has something for everyone. =)
  • 2 0
 If i'm not mistaking that Randy dude is the same dude that built the course at 7springs.
  • 0 0
 i fucking love this park ride it like everyday expert is like a mini Aline with just as big jumps u can do it all her dj, xc, ss, dual salomon, 4x, pump track, ladders, even hit up the skate park
  • 0 0
 a skills park that actually looks awesome! ours in the vancouver area kinda suck, except for the burnaby one, but this park looks like it has actual flow over those jumps. awesome job!
  • 0 1
 I noticed you guys are working on the skills park... well theres no snow now, so build the jumps. it's easier to move dirt around here when its nice and moist from melted snow, rather than the end of summer when its rock hard!
  • 1 0
 Maybe this post should say "hey, can I help you build some jumps?" If you haven't joined the volunteer crew, email bafvolunteers at gmail.com. We aren't really doing jumps in the skills area though - mostly skinnies and drops. We have plenty of jumps in the other section of the park.
  • 1 0
 How about "it would be cool if I could spend of my time helping you guys build some stuff out at the park since I live in Boise." Just a heads up, builders don't ever really enjoy hearing the "you guys should do this or that when I haven't really contributed myself" clause. Join the volunteers and bring some of your ideas and talent to the table instead.
  • 2 0
 is there dh trails? and what city is closest to this place?
  • 3 0
 DH trail is in planning stages but there will be more than one. Closest town is Eagle, Idaho. Boise, is only about 5 miles east of Eagle.
  • 2 0
 cant wait to rip up there
  • 2 0
 IDAHO! Potatoes...and a sick park! Nice work guys!
  • 2 0
 very sick park guys keep up the good work
  • 0 0
 Why dont we have facilities like these in the UK??? health a safety! Those mo stuffers. Good work there guys, looks a treat to ride.
  • 0 0
 I suddenly feel extra motivation to visit my brother-in-law (who lives in Nampa). Excellent work, I can't wait to bring my bikes up there.
  • 2 0
 this is sweet
  • 2 0
 or in socal...
  • 0 0
 man i wish there could be bike parks of this quality in scotland Smile awesome
  • 0 0
 This park is sick. Once I get my license, I'll have to start helping you guys build it!
  • 1 0
 Aww Eye! Looks like a right do. top bombing boys!
  • 1 0
 what a dream ridding spot, good work
  • 0 0
 Brad and the rest of the guys did a great job out there. Should be packed with riders in the spring....
  • 1 1
 i wish we had things like this in the bay area... :\
  • 1 0
 qft...there is plenty of room, just everyone hates bikes
  • 0 0
 what are you guys talking about? There is a ton of riding in the bay area.
  • 1 0
 ya, i meant i wish people did completely hate bikers like they do... you have to drive to Pacifica or Santa Cruz for decent riding...
  • 0 0
 i'm def. hittin this while in sun valley
  • 0 0
 is this near sand point cuz i go there like every year in the summer
  • 0 0
 Boise is in south west Idaho - about 8 hour drive from sandpoint.
  • 0 1
 o that isnt to bad





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