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Moose Jaw Bike Park - SK

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In 2013, Hoots was contacted for professional design-build services to develop and lead the construction of a bike park facility in collaboration with the Moose Jaw Police Association. Hoots worked with the Association to submit a funding proposal for a mountain bike skills park that would be the first of its kind in Saskatchewan.

Close to 1 acre, the approved site is located alongside a major City thoroughfare and adjacent to the YaraCentre sport fieldhouse and soccer facility. The area is a highly visible central node and recreation space for the community with opportunities to connect with local municipal trails.

Hoots worked with the Association to garner input and ideas towards the design of the bike park through community consultation calling for progressive technical mountain bike skills development that would cater to all rider levels and abilities through natural obstacles and engineered features, all built with sustainable construction methods and practices.

Though building was delayed due to weather and other factors, Hoots was able to begin construction in 2015, with additional follow-up work in 2016. The grand opening was held in July 2016 showcasing a diversity of features including start / return hill with drops, beginner to advanced jump lines, pump tracks, and technical skills and balance components, providing for an exciting attraction that welcomes all user groups from riders, to spectators and visitors within and outside the community.

Check out the action clips featuring riding footage and interviews with the Association and Jay!

(photos courtesy of J.Tyson, C.Katzber, Hoots, J.Froehlich & Western Cycles SFS – Bike Shop)

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