Jasper is getting a Bike Park!
Construction of a mountain bike skills park has been approved by Parks Canada and the Municipality of Jasper on the parcel of land located between Connaught Drive and the CN rail line west of Pine Ave. We have met our initial fund raising goal of $20,000 to have our park professionally designed by Hoots Incorporated. We hope to commence construction in the spring of 2017 which will requiring further fundraising for the full cost of construction which is anticipated to be $200,000. If you would like to make a personal donation please sign up for a JPCA Membership. If you would like to become a corporate sponsor of the bike park please contact us directly to discuss the details of your contribution and recognition.
Our Silver Level Sponsors
Our Bronze level Sponsors:
The Jasper Bike Park
Mountain biking is a very popular recreational activity, especially in Jasper National Park, home to over 200km of cross country trails. It is a sport that is accessible to all age groups, has many positive health and wellness benefits and fosters strong connections between the participants and the outdoors.
The latest trend in mountain biking is the construction of mountain bike skills parks. Skills parks provide a variety of features where riders can learn and practice skills in a controlled area. There has been an increase in municipal bike parks in Alberta, and especially British Columbia. The nearest example is in the neighboring community of Hinton, AB which has seen benefits in recreation for residents, and an increase in cycle tourism to the community.
The Jasper Park Cycling Association has been approved by Town Council and Parks Canada to build a mountain bike skills park within the Municipality of Jasper boundaries.
The JPCA has four main objectives for the bike skills park
- To improve the quality of life for the residents of Jasper and its visitors
- To provide educational opportunities for local riders and visitors
- To foster environmental stewardship and sustainable recreational practices (lifelong cyclists make great environmental stewards)
- To promote and increase tourism in Jasper National Park
Early cost projections for the design and construction of the bike skills park are estimated to be between $80,000 and $200,000. The costs associated with building the park include; planning, site preparation, materials and construction. The JPCA is actively seeking donations, grants, in kind and volunteer contributions.
The goal is raise $20,000 by Christmas to start the planning process. Ideally design and site preparation will be done this fall with construction of the first phase beginning and ending in the spring of 2017. Full construction will be a multiphase approach contingent on fund raising.
All donors will be recognized on the Bike Parks “Wall of Gratitude” on site, in local media, press releases, and the JPCA website and social media.
The tiers of donation and additional donor benefits are as follows;
Level Amount Additional Benefits
Platinum $20,000+ Naming rights for a trail or obstacle, Logoed banner present at events
Gold $10,000 - $19,999 Logoed banner present at events
Silver $5,000 - $9,999 Logo included in a shared Silver Donor Banner at events
Bronze $0 - $4,999
The Jasper Park Cycling Association believes that the creation of the Bike Park will greatly contribute to the quality of life for Jasper residents; giving families, children and mountain bikers of all ages a high quality outdoor space to connect with nature and friends.
Please feel free to contact us with regards to any further questions.