Nearly 250 people were on hand to celebrate the Bike Park Blowout at the Castle Rock Bike Park on September 21st.
Fifteen challenge stations were set up around the 2.5 acre bike park to test riders’ skills. The stations included log-overs, skinnies, pump track, hill climb, timed lap, and a variety of obstacles. Helmet stickers were awarded at each station, and riders who accumulated 15 stickers earned medals.
The event was organized by Growlers Gulch Racing, which has been responsible for building the bike park during the past two years.
“We got lucky with the weather and were very pleased with the large turnout,” said GGR’s Jim LeMonds. “We had riders from as far away as Seattle and Portland, and the kids had a great time.”
North County Recreation proved that there is such a thing as a free lunch by serving hot dogs and chips for everyone in attendance. Castle Rock Mayor Paul Helenberg was among the cooks running the grill.
LeMonds praised the efforts of the 40 GGR volunteers who ran the challenge stations and provided information to participants. “We’re also very appreciative of Peace Health for sending helmets (35 were given away), the Castle Rock Baptist Church for donating bottled water, Minuteman Press for supplying the print materials, and the City of Castle Rock for helping with logistics. ”