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Park Update

November 12, 2008

Some good progress was made last week in the skills area of the park. Three long ladder bridges are all but complete. A smaller bridge marking the Juniper Trail trailhead was also completed and a new section of singletrack was partially completed. This week we are planning on building several wood jumps in the skills area and also at the bottom of the Juniper Trail. We would also like to shape and pack the pump track while the dirt is most.

Work on the remainder of the park has been slow. We have not had much luck with the heavy machinery. Darin has been working the phone diligently trying to get the bulldozer work on the slopestyle trail complete so that the loader can begin placing dirt for berms and jumps. It seems that we are low on their list or priorities. They have assured us that things will get done this week, but we’ve heard that before.

The bobcat operator who will be shaping the jump line, and working the slopestyle and intermediate trails once the bulldozer work is complete, is out of town for several weeks.

David Dresen has done the graphics for park signage and we have submitted the kiosk signs for city approval.

This is a huge project and we need all of your help. We need everyone to help out on Saturdays when they can. We also need help cutting wood for the ladder bridges at night during the week. Please be assertive in helping get the park built.

For those that are having difficulty grasping the vision of the park, especially the wide, machinery-cut trails and the pump track, please watch the following videos:

Idaho Velodrome and Cycling Park

Stowe Pump Track

We did receive a nice write-up in the Provo Daily Herald. Check it out if you have not done so already.

Finally, please spread the word and invite your friends to come help out. Let’s keep the momentum we have gained and do all we can before the snow arrives.

Thanks,

Cougar

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