Fun and good for all ages to go and learn how to ride and jump. Other sections also geared towards more advanced skills. The bike park at SEAPARC has been upgraded and access via Throup Road and SEAPARC have been improved.
The bike park at SEAPARC has been upgraded and access via Throup Road and SEAPARC have been improved thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Capital Regional District and funds from SEAPARC and the District of Sooke. New construction of a pump track, improvements to the existing Throup Road trail to more pedestrian friendly and creating new trail connections to the park are just a few of the items that have been completed to date.
SEAPARC, the District of Sooke and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area partnered to obtain funds from the CRD-Active Transportation Innovative Infrastructure Funding Program .
“It’s a great opportunity to get kids outside and get them active,” Knoke said, adding that while it’s a right of passage to provide the kids with a learning venue, it’s also important for parents and guardians to keep in mind that there is risk associated with this – after all, it is a dirt jump, not a balloon castle.
“People do fall off, so it’s important to ride within your own limits,” he said. “We provide a controlled environment, but kids and parents need to understand the risks and know to follow the rules.”
For those willing to try something new but haven’t got all the skills yet, there’s the ‘green line’ – a course that allows novice riders learn the fundamentals of riding a bike through minor jumps – before they progress to the real gravity-pushers.
Then there’s the pump track itself – a lighter version which is not only good for all ages, but for all levels of skills too.