On September 19, 2017 the Bijou Bike Park celebrated it’s two year anniversary!
The park has been riding great all season long thanks to the help of many volunteers and our staff of Matt Stuck and Chris McDade.
Bijou Bike Park will be open through the fall with winterization happening at the first major snow fall. Please respect all closures of the park during snow and rain. If your tires are leaving ruts, please don’t ride and ruin the park. Bijou is a labor of love and open to the public thanks to the support and donations from riders like you!
2016 and 2017 new improvements include:
· A rebuild of the small pump track and inclusion of a Strider zone.
· A rebuild of the medium, med-large, and extra large slopestyle jump lines
· Sculpting the lower loop trail for drainage improvements and flow trail features.
· Reworking the BMX track and resurfacing.
· Installation of park signs indicating the features.
· Installation of a bike work station. (Thanks to the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition for this)
All this work was done with cooperation from the City of South Lake Tahoe, they have continued to help with staff time, materials and delivery of fantastic dirt. The majority of time and money for these improvements was from you, the community. We have spent over $25,000 to pay pro builders and have spent countless volunteer hours making improvements. The signs were printed free of charge by Heavenly’s local sign shop and the California Conservation Corps sent volunteers to help install them.
After two years the Bijou Bike Park proves it is an integral part of the community and has attracted national and international attention from magazines, newspapers and social media. Everyone involved should be proud and we’re lucky to have a world class bike park in our backyard. In addition, we were recently notified the bike park will be awarded a TRPA Best In The Basin Award at the Governing Board Meeting on September 28, 2016!
The job is not done however. We still need a solid volunteer leadership group to help maintain and operate the park. Our Maintenance Mondays have been sporadic and we could better use the bike park as a learning ground for the youth with free programs tied to the schools, Boys and Girls Club and other organization. If you would like to step up and help out please send an email (info @ tamba.org) or stop by any TAMBA event, board meeting or advertised Maintenance Monday. The future is bright for the Bijou Bike Park and we look forward to many more anniversaries!