Boulder City Parks wants your input on new Master Plan

From someone very close and dedicated to outdoor mountain bike recreation in Boulder...

If you want more bike facilities in Boulder parks, YOU NEED TO SPEAK UP. This is your chance to get pump tracks in pocket parks, flow trails in spillways, an indoor riding arena at Valmont Bike Park. Show up Wed 10/24 6pm, Thurs 10/25 6pm, or Sat 10/27 1pm. The Boulder Mountainbike Alliance NEEDS YOU TO SHOW UP AND AND ASK FOR MORE BIKE FACILITIES. If you don't speak up, we don't have a leg to stand on advocating for any of these things. Make some time!!!

And if you want to help out be sure to attend one of the three public meetings highlighted below

From City of Boulder Website

Parks and Recreation Department hosts Master Plan Open Houses

The City of Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department is seeking the community’s input as part of its master plan update. The public is encouraged to participate in the open houses to share their input on what Boulder needs most in parks and recreation facilities and programs.

“These public input sessions offer a way for Boulder residents to share their voice and influence Boulder's active future,” said Kirk Kincannon, Parks and Recreation Department director. “We started this master plan process in early 2012 with the goal of establishing what’s important to our residents, and what is needed for the future of the Boulder Parks and Recreation system. Community input is vital to providing parks and recreation facilities that meet community expectations.”

The three master plan meetings are:

Wednesday, Oct. 24: Parks and Recreation Master Plan Meeting – North, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Columbine Elementary School, 3130 Repplier Drive, in the cafeteria.
Thursday, Oct. 25: Parks and Recreation Master Plan Meeting – East, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the East Boulder Community Center Commons, 5660 Sioux Drive.
Saturday, Oct. 27: Parks and Recreation Master Plan Meeting – South, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the South Boulder Recreation Center gymnasium, 1360 Gillaspie Drive.

The meetings will feature opportunities for the community to provide feedback on key issues shaping the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

City Council and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) will also be involved in the master plan process. A PRAB study session is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 22, and a council study session is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27.

For more information on these events, call Alison Rhodes, Parks and Recreation, at 303-413-7249. To sign up for master plan updates and learn more about the process and plan, visit the master plan website at

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Your correct, fixed

Sorry, I did this too late at night. With that logo readers had no idea what this was all about and now that I removed it everything is so much easier to understand.

So now that the logo is gone we can be more clear about the importance of this meeting, organizations have been STRUGGLING to gain access to the City Parks facilities to hold events like bikes races, running events, tri events. The hoops that one has to jump through (from what I have been told) is crazy. So now we have this amazing bike park in town but how many bike events take place out there every year? Less than 5 by my count. CU Short Track is now homeless, will they get a chance to land on city facility or will it be limited to CU land or death?

Colorado Springs Parks

Andy Bohlmann here in Colorado Springs.

Both our City Parks and County Parks allow events.

I have organized mtb races in City, County and State Parks including "little" Wednesday races to 3-day UCI Pro XCT races.

The Parks people love us! We do what we say we'll do, properly take care of our Parks, clean up, pay our bills and our races DO NO TRAIL DAMAGE.

Now, if we could only get some of the riders "up North" to come down. and