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Pro biker Alex Reveles of Aptos provided a series of spectacular jumps on Saturday
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New Sacramento Bike Park Off to Flying Halloween Start

Bike enthusiasts of all ages and experience now have, for a few years at least, an oasis near downtown Sacramento to brush up on their mountain biking skills. The 6-acre Township Nine Sacramento Bike Park, so named because it borders and will eventually be part of the Township Nine housing community in north Sacramento, is now open from dawn to dusk every day at no charge to users.

The park site, at North 7th and Vine Street off Richards Boulevard, has been used by bikers since September, but officially opened on a beautiful Halloween Saturday morning. Pro bikers were joined by the Sacramento Police Department bike unit and Sacramento City Councilman Jeff Harris to test out the park’s many hills designed to appeal to all experience levels.

The park was the result of a unique collaborative city and community effort started by Terry Cox, owner of College Cyclery, who plans to eventually include a bike and coffee shop in the community. Township Nine is allowing a one-year no cost lease, and the design of the park was engineered by Randy Spengler of the Mountain Bicycling Association.

The park will eventually be developed and become part of the Township Nine community. But until then — approximately five years — it will be heaven on earth for local bikers to enjoy.

Township Nine Sacramento Bike Park

 

Township Nine Sacramento Bike Park

Township Nine Sacramento Bike Park
Bikers of all ages turned out for the Bike Park opening Saturday.
Alex Reveles
Pro biker Alex Reveles of Aptos provided a series of spectacular jumps on Saturday

Township Nine Sacramento Bike Park

Township Nine Sacramento Bike Park
Sacramento City Councilman Jeff Harris (left) readies for his ride.
Township Nine Sacramento Bike Park
Pro biker Samantha Kingshill, 16, lives nearby and will be a regular visitor to the Bike Park

Township Nine Sacramento Bike Park

 

Township Nine Sacramento Bike Park

Township Nine Sacramento Bike Park
A young biker enjoys a beginner’s Bike Park course on Saturday

Township Nine Sacramento Bike Park

Photos by Steve Martarano. Featured photo: Pro biker Alex Reveles. 

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Steve Martarano

Steve Martarano

A resident of Sacramento since graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, Steve spent the 1980s at The Sacramento Union, working as a sports writer, music reviewer and crime reporter, among other assignments. He's spent the last 25+ years working in government public affairs for both state and federal agencies and currently is with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Bay-Delta office in Sacramento. He has shot just about every local sports team for the Sacramento Press, including local colleges, the Sacramento River Cats and Sacramento Republic FC. He resides in Curtis Park with his wife Sharon.

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