Velocity Bike Park : Update
If you’ve been following Mount Hermon Adventures for a while, you’ll know they've been engaged in a development project in the Santa Cruz Mountains called the Felton Meadow, a beautiful 15-acre property with lots of open space, oak trees, and natural topography. Mount Hermon has planned several amazing improvements to the site including a community garden, day camp program and a much anticipated world-class cycling venue called “Velocity Bike Park.”
Velocity Bike Park, both a bike park and bike school, is intentionally designed to maximize instructional opportunities using pump tracks, skills zones, flow trails, jump lines, an acro-bag and more all under the attention of trained and certified bike coaches. This bike park is certain to be a unique venue like no other!
More than just a bike park
Beyond being solely a bike park, Mount Hermon aims for Velocity Bike Park to be a blessing to the local community by ensuring the development is sustainable and accessible for everyone who wants to come. Mount Hermon is currently working with the planning department to complete the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process, which is expected to take 12 months from when they start.
In the meantime, Mountain Hermon, as Velocity Bike Park, is developing local program opportunities and ride clinics locally in Santa Cruz. They're also sending their team out to research other bike parks and bike facilities that are well regarded to see what we can learn. Recently, the team visit the North Tahoe area to check out the Trukee Bike Park.
Recon work at the Truckee Bike Park
The Truckee Bike Park started about three years ago when some dedicated local builders put in a pump track. Through fundraising and sponsorship efforts over the past few years, they’ve expanded by adding two zones of dirt jumps, a drop zone, dual slalom course and three different flow lines. What makes the park awesome is how it caters to riders of all ages and abilities. Families and people from all walks of life are getting outside and developing their skills. Visiting Truckee also reinforced with the team the need for an awesome bike park in Santa Cruz County.
Learn about Mount Hermon Adventures' Velocity Bike Park here.