Oshawa BMX Bike Park gets its ribbon-cutting day

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Published August 22, 2022 at 9:38 am

The City of Oshawa’s new BMX Bike Park officially opened last week at a ribbon-cutting ceremony with members of the Oshawa City Council and the BMX community in attendance.

The BMX Bike Park is on the east side of Thornton Road North, south of the Oshawa Airport Golf Club, in the future Rose Valley Community Park. The Park is a dirt jump track that is approximately 5,000 square metres and incorporates numerous features including bermed corners, rolling step ups/downs, rollers, double rollers and tilted rollers. The park is divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced tracks with corresponding features for each level.

The BMX Bike Park, created after the unsanctioned, user-built ‘Greenland’ bike park was destroyed by the City for insurance reasons, was developed in consultation with active BMX enthusiasts from the local BMX community. A team of volunteer stewards have donated their time to help in the maintenance of the track.

“BMX biking is a passion for many members of our community,” said Mayor Dan Carter. “This is a place where enthusiasts of the sport will come together for fun and recreation.”

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