The City of Grand Junction is pleased to announce the beginning of construction of the Dos Rios Bike Playground. The contractors, American Ramp Company and Single Track Trails are on site this week starting construction of the playground.
The Bike Playground is designed to be accessible to a wide variety of riders, from small children on strider bikes, to kids of all ages, to adults looking to build their skills and confidence. Four distinct lines will be offered: one beginner, one beginner/intermediate, and two adjacent intermediate that involve either tabletops or jumps. The concept is to help build biking skills that people of all ages can use to further their passion for biking, be it road biking and commuting, BMX or mountain biking at the nearby Lunch Loop Trail System.
With easy access to the Colorado Riverfront Trail and at the center of the continually improving River Corridor, the City expects high utilization. Construction is scheduled to proceed over the next two weeks, with a scheduled opening by Memorial Day weekend. The project budget is $120,000, which was funded by a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation as a part of a broader park improvement project which included a redesign of Riverside Park. The Riverside Park redesign project was a collaborative effort with brought about by input from members of the Riverside Neighborhood community.
As the community enjoys these new amenities, including those at Dos Rios, please remember that social distancing measures must still be observed, and group size needs to be kept within the allowable limit.
Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or firstname.lastname@example.org