Morro Bay Bike Park

Our Goal
The goal of the Morro Bay Bike Park is to be a safe and sanctioned park for all ages and skill levels to come out and have fun. 
Description
The idea is that the park is to be built and maintained by the riders and volunteers with the City of Morro Bay as the overseer of the park. The park would like incorporate aspects of bike riding that include pump track, dirt jumps, mountain bike skills area and any other possibilities. The park will be designed for all ages and skill levels and provide a safe and fun atmosphere for all riders.
Contacts
For further information, contact:
morrobaybikepark@gmail.com  
Or...
https://www.facebook.com/MorroBayBikePark?hc_location=timeline  


If you would like to donate...

This donation is earmarked and goes directly to benefit and improve the 
Morro Bay Bike Park. 
It does not go to CCCMB 

Donations go directly to the Morro Bay Bike Park





Completed Morro Bay Bike Park





The Latest News...

Bike Park and CCCMB Trail Work Day!
Saturday - 8/21 - 9:00am
Public is Welcome - Come Join Us!


WHAT:  The Bike Park needs to move some of the rocks in the center of the park in order to install a water line with several spigots all the way to the top of the park.

WHERE:  Meet at the Morro Bay Bike Park at 9:00am

BRING:  Water, snack food, your favorite work tool (some will be provided) and a passion for work and fun with others in your community.

Everyone is welcome!  We hope you will join us!



Finally Got Our Signs Up





Kids Helping Out

You know something is going right when you see young people donating time to a community project

This is a quote by Bonnie earlier this month from the Morro Bay Bike Park FaceBook page:

"Thank you to all of you that came out to help today. A little work goes a long way. 
I love that Conner came to earn video game time and Sophie for "wanting to help at the 
park she loves so much." It was great to see the dads out there showing kids how to
 take care of the park."

MBBP Fundraiser

The bike park is still in need of raising the last $8,000 owed. 

Come and join us at PIZZA PORT, 787 Main St., Morro Bay from 6-9pm 


Morro Bay Bike Park fundraiser is tonight at 6:00 at Pizza Port restaurant. We are raffling off a bunch of really great items including a Dirt Jumper Frame, BMX bike, bike tune up certificates, restaurant gift certificates, a tattoo certificate, 1 month membership at SLO op, 1 free admission to a All Out Adventures event in 2016, a window tinting certificate, helmets, e*thirteen wheel set, a 1 month membership to Revamp Crossfit and bunch of other great items. We hope to see you there!



The Park is Open and Jumping

The Morro Bay Bike Park opened Saturday to a large group of riders, anxious to try out the new pump track, jumps and berms.  Many people were on hand to witness the ribbon cutting, some local and many from surrounding communities.  

Despite the many volunteers, the Bike Park is still in need of raising the last $8,000 to complete the final payment to contractors. 

 You can help by donating to the link on the left.



Morro Bay Bike Park - Friday Morning (12/18)...


We have a chance to finish the fence Friday morning. We only have 15 sections to install. This is one the of the last 3 things needed to get the parkopen. We need people to help out moving dirt to modify one line as well.  So, bring your wheel barrow and shovel if you have one, or just bring yourself.  We will be starting at 9am.  





Morro Bay Bike Park Work Day

Saturday, December 5th - 9am

Volunteers, come out and join us!



We will be starting at 9:00 on Saturday at the Bike Park and will be working on Landscaping, Fence (with bigger equipment), the ADA Compliant Path, bike racks, viewing benches and some other odds and ends.  The biggest job will be spreading mulch so bring a wheel barrow, pitch fork and gloves if you have them. 

During construction we are City of Morro Bay volunteers so you will need to sign a waiver from the city when you come. Thank you all for all of your help!

FUNDS ARE A LITTLE SHORT...
As with all construction projects it is going to cost a little more than projected to build this amazing Bike Park. They still need to raise about $8,000 to cover things like paving the parking lot, building materials for signs and benches, and a few other odds and ends before we can open the Bike Park. 

If everyone made a small donation we would have the money that is needed. 

Please donate to help us open this Bike Park by going to 


Thank you all for your support and help.



The Park Is Progressing



This is one of the most recent shots of the construction of jumps at the park




Morro Bay Bike Park - Construction Begins

The dozers are moving in!


After years of negotiations, permits, agreements and City Council meetings, day 1 of construction has begun at the Morro Bay Bike Park.  Bonnie Johnson (pictured), along with many others have put in hundreds of hours in preparation of this day.  


If you get a chance, drop by the bike park site at the corner of Radcliffe St. and Little Morro Creek Rd. in Morro Bay to watch the bull dozers in action.


It's Official, We Did It!!!
The Morro Bay Bike Park is going to happen!  After two years of hard work, many discussions, and multiple meetings with the city, it's now become a reality.  Tonight we had our final City Council Meeting and they voted 5-0 to approve the bike park!  This means, realistically, we could begin construction in late June or early July.
On behalf of the Morrow Bay Bike Park we would like to thank IMBA, CCCMB, FASTA, the City Staff and Morrow Bay City Council, as well as all the bike organizations and  individuals out there who supported this project.  Congrats Bonnie!  You're such a trooper!
~ Alex Kachlakev ~

Morro Bay Bike Park Update
(July 17th - From FaceBook)
Hey gang just a quick update! We have 2 of the 3 permits so far! We are just waiting on the grading permit. We have a few more steps in getting that then we can start building. Sorry for the delay. Even for a simple project as moving some dirt around it's a long slow process as we are learning..... 

History & Progress  

In early February of 2013, the idea for a Morro Bay Bike Park was posted on Facebook and the process began.  Ideas were shared and brought to the first City Council Meeting during the Public Comment portion on February 26th.

During that first meeting, speakers Alex Kachlakev, Jordon Smith and Emily Gacad, told of the need for this type of recreation venue and how it could be a tourist destination point in Morro Bay.  With the support of Scott Milligan, Sam Rodriguez and many others, they were able to get on the agenda of the Recreation and Parks Department on March 21st.

With the Rec & Parks commission showing support for the project, a Morro Bay Bike Park Group was formed, and locations were narrowed down.  By the middle of April, 2013, an established biking group was needed so that an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) could be signed with the City of Morro Bay and the permit and planning process could begin.  That group was CCCMB (Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers).  After a brief three minute discussion at the City Council meeting, the Bike Park was approved 5-0.

Fund raising began during June and July with a community garage sale held on August 17th of 2013 at The Good Flea second hand store in Morro Bay.   This was followed by raffle ticket sales at Albertson's and the SLO Farmers Market for bikes and bike gear.  With the help of many sponsors, a fundraising dinner was held at the Wee Shack on Nov. 4th  

The first layout design was completed by Action Sport Construction on Nov. 6th and posted on Facebook for public comment.  Soon after, the permit process was begun and supporters were notified that this would be a slow time in the process as the paperwork started to move.

The Latest:  On Oct. 21st of 2014, representatives from the Morro Bay Bike Group and the City of Morro Bay Parks and Rec Department met with CCCMB for an update of the project.  After discussion of how the Bike park would be maintained and supported, an MOU was completed and given to CCCMB for comment before submitting to the City of Morro Bay.

 

So the process is moving forward.  (summarized by Gary Bissell, CCCMB Webmater)