Efforts are now underway to build a large bike park, encompassing more than 1,800 acres, in Durango, Colorado.
The project will be built on southwest side of downtown Durango and will see the construction of a series of trails that will include a covered bicycle motocross track, a cyclo-cross specific area, and pump tracks, among other features.
Other aspects of the project may also see both equestrian and hiking trails, as well as a multi-events center for concerts and other cultural events.
Ultimately, it is expected that the park will be of such a quality as to host international biking competitions.
The project belongs to a group called the Durango Mesa Park Foundation, which owns. the property in question. Foundation officials have estimated that it will take around $15 million to launch the first phase construction of the park.
That funding is coming partly from the Foundation itself, as well as the City of Durango and La Plata County.
Project supporters say that upon completion the bike park may not be just the largest such park in Colorado, but one of the largest of its kind in the nation.
The Colorado Department of Transportation will soon be reviewing a traffic impact study centering on the construction of a road leading into the site, a road that will ultimately be built by the City of Durango.
A timeline for the actual construction of the park has not yet been announced.
By Garry Boulardå
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