Due to significant operating challenges and safety concerns, on Oct. 7 the city closed the Bike Skills Area at Upper Luther Burbank Park for approximately six months. Action Sports Design is currently performing a full assessment for safety, functionality and environmental sustainability.
Bike Skills Area riders can share their thoughts anonymously on a survey from now until 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 4 to help the city determine what features to include in the area, according to the city’s Let’s Talk page.
“We made the decision due to a series of concerns out at the site. An unauthorized expansion of the course, continuing damage to the soil and construction of jumps that exceeded park rules, but also were really creating some safety concerns for us,” said City Manager Jessi Bon at the Oct. 19 city council meeting.
A virtual public meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Nov. 15 for a discussion on the project.
“We really do want the community to get involved in talking about the future of the Bike Skills Area,” Bon said.