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SF’s First Ever Bike Park Opens

McLaren Park has an amazing new custom-built bike park opening October 21st
By - posted 10/20/2017 No Comment

Strap on your helmets. You’re invited to the opening of San Francisco’s first bike park, McLaren Bike Park, on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

McLaren Bike Park Grand Opening
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 10a-2p
2050 Sunnydale Ave., SF

The brand new park is located in McLaren Park at 2050 Sunnydale Avenue, next to Gleneagles Golf Course. The event will feature a ribbon cutting (actually it’s a ribbon-riding throug ceremony), pump-style bike competition, kids’ races, food, raffles, bike demos and more

We’ll have food trucks on location, free non-alcoholic beverages, and an honest-to-goodness ribbon-cutting ceremony. Or better yet, a ribbon-riding-through ceremony.

10:00 AM – Meet and Greet at Bike Park Entrance
10:30 AM – Speaking Program (5 mins)
10:35 AM – Ribbon “Ride-Through” into Bike Park
10:45 AM – Biking Tutorials & Open Ride
12:00 PM – Kids Races Begin
12:45 PM – Announce Kids’ Race Winners
1:00 PM – Pro/Expert Pump-Style Competition Begins
1:45 PM – Announce Pump-Style Winners 
2:00 PM – Open Ride until Park Close
7:00 PM – McLaren Bike Park Closes

1:00 PM – The event will culminate in a pro and expert level pump-style competition where riders will session the inner bowls of the park for 60 seconds each. This will be a fun, rider-ran event where the riders pick the winners. Prizes for first through third place.

Literally one of the most well known and awarded humans in the sport of Mountain Biking will be on hand to hang, ride and for photo ops. Look for an announcement soon.

A kids’ riding clinic will be held to get the little groms use to the dirt and prep the competitive ones for a timed kids race on the outer loop of the park.

Specialized Bicyles and Mikes Bikes will be out with Demo bikes. Mikes is donating a Riprock 24 kids bike to the raffle –The perfect bike for a beginner mountain biker and pump track entrepreneur.

Sausalito based, Cleary Bikes is bringing some of their kids bikes to demo! And are donating a bike to th raffle.

We’ll have popups with refreshments, shade and MBP swag for sale. If you donated to the Founders Club, come by and pick up your perks.

If you’re interested in donating to the raffle or setting up a tent to provide a service to the event and community, please send us a DM. Space is limited, so vendors will be selected on their ability to add something to the event (refreshments, raffle items, demo bikes, bike repair, shade, etc) and/or their commitment to the local community.

About McLaren Bike Park
The Park is expected to open from 9AM to 7PM during Spring and Summer, and from 9AM to 5:30PM during Fall and Winter, for drop-in riding where staff will be on site to provide free bike riding skill trainings. Starting Spring, 2018, Recreation and Park Department will begin bike programming onsite.

The programming includes Bike Park Etiquette – Introduction to Park Riding; Bike Park Basics – Introduction to Pump Tracks; Bike Skill Building – Introduction to Riding Elements; Bike Camp – Summer Bike Riding Program. There will also be special riding events in partnership with community groups.