Rescheduled: Fruita Bike Park celebrated April 25
According to a press release, the Fruita Bike Park’s grand opening is rescheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 25, due to rains weather. An opening ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., and the youth bike races will be scheduled for later in the summer.
The bike park is located directly off Highway 340 heading north from Fruita’s Colorado National Monument exit, right before one enters town on the right.
According to Fruita Parks and Recreation, “the Fruita Bike Park was officially designated in 2012, and Phase I of the Fruita Bike Park was constructed — dirt jumps and pump tracks. In 2014, the second and final phase of the bike park was constructed, which consists of a naturescape playground, concrete trails, a turf area, two shelters, bike repair workstations and a xeric demonstration garden.”
Project partners include Great Outdoors Colorado, the CSU Extension Office, Western Colorado Conservation Corp, and the Drought Response Information Project (DRIP).
“Because the park was complete in December, an opening celebration was not held,” a news release stated. “Now that the biking season is upon Fruita, the city would like to dedicate the park and celebrate the partners involved with this wonderful project.”
Following the dedication ceremony at 10 a.m., youth bike races kick off at the park and registration is free to youths aged 12 and under.
“Awards will be given to fastest rider, most skilled and best sportsperson,” the news release continued.
For more information, call City of Fruita’s Parks and Recreation Department at 970-858-0360.
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