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Mountain Bike Skills Park Project

Riverview Bike Park

The first of its kind and the most technical bike park in the region is now complete. The Riverview Bike Park, built by Hoots Inc. consists of a wooden skills area, pump track, a progressive set of dirt jumps, beginner and advanced drop zones, expert jumps and a few flow trail loops.


Phase 1 - Skills Area 

Thank you to Rabbit Hill for generously donating a Giant Bike Skills feature for phase 1 of the new park! What could be more perfect than a really big bike to ride on for a place like Bike Town AB? This was the first feature installed in the park. 

Phase 2 - Pump Track and Dirt Jumps 

The Pump Track


We would also like to thank the following supporters for making this project a reality so far:

  • Cancom Development  for supplying us with approximately 2000 Cubic Yards of clay
  • Camex Equipment for providing us with trucking which enabled us to move 2000 cubic yards of clay to the park site
  • Hayduk Lumber for providing us with hardware and lumber needed to complete phase 1
  • Devon Home Hardware for providing us with much needed hardware and tools to get phase 1 built
  • Leduc County for working with us to secure hauling permissions to get the clay on site.

Phase 3 - Downhill Flow Trails, Drop Zones and Expert Jumps 


Thank you to our supporters

  • Finning Caterpillar
  • Rabbit Hill Snow Resort
  • Cancom Development  for supplying us with approximately 2000 Cubic Yards of clay
  • Camex Equipment for providing us with trucking which enabled us to move 2000 cubic yards of clay to the park site
  • Hayduk Lumber for providing us with hardware and lumber needed to complete phase 1
  • Devon Home Hardware for providing us with much needed hardware and tools to get phase 1 built
  • Leduc County for working with us to secure hauling permissions to get the clay on site.
  • Revolution Cycle
  • Devon Bicycle Association
  • Hoots Inc.

How to get Here

The Bike Park is located in the South end of Voyageur Park.

In Devon:

Go North on Superior Street
Left onto Saskatchewan Ave
Follow the road down into Voyageur Park
Right into the first parking lot and you are here!

To get to Devon from:

West Edmonton
South Edmonton

The Bike Park Story

Inspired by the bike town brand,  the Riverview Middle School Mountain Bike Club made a presentation to Town Council to propose the building of a mountain bike skills park in town. The students figured that if the Town was going to be bike town they needed somewhere better to ride than a skateboard park.

The students, with help from their Social Studies teacher and bike coach, Mr. Haugjord, gave an excellent presentation to Town Council on May 9, 2011. According to Mayor Fisher, the presentation was among the very best she has ever seen and not only that it was the best attended Council meeting ever! There was standing room only the day the youth gave their presentation with approximately 60 people in attendance, some that even drove from Edmonton to show their support.  Council unanimously supported the concept. 

The Town contracted Mountain Bike Skills Park Designer extraordinaire, Jay Hoots, to create a  park suitable for all ages, all abilities and something that would be worthy of a place called Bike Town AB. This will be the first park of its kind in the Edmonton region and will be designed to be a draw for cyclists from all over. Being the first major project Bike Town AB has taken on, it will certainly help to cement the brand promise and will undoubtedly be a park that will live up to expectations.

Kraft Celebration Tour

Council challenged the youth to raise funds for the park so they took it one step further and entered the bike park in the 2011 Kraft Celebration Tour contest. Kraft Celebration Tour. Of 400 nominations across Canada, the Devon Bike Park was selected as one of the top 20 and moved into the finals!  That meant the Town of Devon went into a head-to-head match up against Edson for a live on-line vote-a-thon. Bike Town AB WON! Thank you to all who voted, we received 145,574 votes from confirmed supporters from across Canada, the Maritimes, Nunavut, North Carolina, California, and Australia. On August 21, 2011 Devon hosted the Kraft Celebration Tour and a live broadcast of TSN's SportsCentre in Voyageur Park! Kraft Canada presented the $25,000 award to the students so work could begin on the Bike Park.

 

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