I’d like to apologize to everyone who donated money to the Castle Rock Bike Park. It’s been two years since we started the project and there are still no tiles recognizing your contributions.
Here’s why –
We’ve had some vandalism in the past six months. The majority of the large tiles have been cracked or broken. GGR member Brandon McNew, who is a Castle Rock police officer, has been patrolling the bike park frequently. However, as you know, a determined vandal is hard to deter.
Paul spent big dollars on a protective cover. I think what’s happening is that when the cover gets hit by a large rock the impact is transferred directly to the tile. We probably need a spacer of some type to lessen the impact, but even that might not solve the problem. Until we come up with a viable plan, I’m hesitant to put up the other tiles.
What now –
Ryane Olin and Greg Ogden are looking into an alternative to the tiles that would involve having all donors listed by category. For example, all of those who contributed $300 for a large tile would be grouped together under a heading such as “Gold Sponsor,” etc. I will report back when they come up with something solid. We want it to be classy
You guys answered the call and need to be taken care of. I can’t promise that it will get done immediately but we have not forgotten.
It’s easy to let this kind of thing get you down, but the overwhelming response to the bike park has been positive. As is the case with society as a whole, most people are fine but there are always going to be a few assholes. When you let the losers discourage you to the point that you give up or lose your mojo, that means they won.
You can view the donor list at http://writeteknorthwest.com/archives/7700/wall-of-fame