Last month I touched on how accepted Mountain Biking was in Vancouver and the fact that the local Governments embrace it. Well on Friday night I decided to check out the Burnaby Mountain Bike Skills Park with Louise to help her improve her skills and try teach her to jump. What a perfect place it was. It has all the elements you would find out on the trails in one location.
The park is packed with skinnies, pump tracks, dirty jumps and drop offs. All in a safe environment.
We started off with some of the skinnies to get Louise used to riding the narrow ones as some of the trails we have been riding have some tricky ones. After that we moved onto the jumps and drops.
This kind of park could be built anywhere on a spare piece of land. But sadly back in Ireland the Council would worry about liability and so on.
Louise got used to it pretty quick and start hitting some of the step downs and drops.
Overall the park is a great idea and somewhere families and advanced riders can go to hone their skills. This is a great way to introduce kids to Mountain Biking.