The opening of the Silo Center Bike Park has been pushed to 10 a.m. Sunday, September 17. This gives new trails and features ample time to dry out following this week’s rainfall.
The Silo Center Bike Park in Turkey Run Park contains downhill flow trails, a skills loop, and pump tracks, all specially built by the talented professionals at the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).
“21st Century Parks worked with IMBA to design an exciting, progressive set of mountain biking trails and features that will introduce new riders to the sport as well as allow experienced riders to practice and develop skills,” said 21st Century Parks CEO Dan Jones.
Bike park amenities offer beginners a smooth introduction and opportunities that are more challenging for experienced riders. Visitors can go at their own pace, testing and improving riding abilities using the skills loop and beginner pump track working their way up to more-difficult flow trails and an intermediate pump track.
Beginning September 17, hours for the Silo Center Bike Park will be 10 a.m. – sunset throughout the fall season. Riders should anticipate occasional temporary closures for trail maintenance and in the event of inclement weather. The bike park will close for the winter on Monday, November 20.
Trails and amenities within the bike park are for bikes only. Pedestrians and pets are not permitted on the trails, pump tracks, or skills loop. For the safety and enjoyment of all, riders should come prepared with the appropriate safety equipment, including a helmet, and follow all bike park rules. A full list of rules is posted at the main entrance of the bike park as well as online at www.theparklands.org/bikepark.
All areas of The Parklands, including Silo Center Bike Park, are free and open to all thanks to donations from the community.
About The Parklands of Floyds Fork
The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a nearly 4,000-acre donor-supported public park system within the Floyds Fork watershed in eastern and southeastern Louisville. One of the largest and most ambitious metropolitan park projects in the nation, The Parklands is a dream realized by 21st Century Parks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to create and preserve new unexcelled parks that serve as city-shaping infrastructure. 21st Century Parks is responsible for fundraising, land acquisition, construction, and long-term operations of the new park system. Ongoing operations and maintenance are funded solely through private donations and an endowment fund. Community members may contribute to the annual fund by becoming a Parklands Member. Learn more at www.theparklands.org/member.