FLAGSTAFF –– Coconino County Parks and Recreation and the Flagstaff Biking Organization are planning a public meeting to gain community input on a proposed mountain bike park at Fort Tuthill County Park.
The park would be designed to provide riders a place to hone their skills and learn to jump, while enjoying themselves on mountain bikes.
A public meeting is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the County Board of Supervisors Chambers at 219 E. Cherry Ave. in Flagstaff. The meeting will allow officials to gather input from community members and bicyclists on their desire for specific features at the proposed bike park.
“We are enthusiastic to engage and involve the public and future users of the park, along with local community organizations to design and build the first bike skills park in Northern Arizona at Fort Tuthill,” said County Parks and Recreation Director Judy Weiss. “The vision to develop a mountain bike park is included in the Fort Tuthill County Park Master Plan, which was approved by the Board of Supervisors in January.”
The Flagstaff Biking Organization and International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Regional Representative are in the process of mobilizing funds and resources to build the mountain bike skills park at Fort Tuthill County Park.
“It’s great that this is formally underway,” said Anthony Quintile, trails program coordinator for the Flagstaff Biking Organization. “We are hoping that the community of cyclists in Flagstaff can come together to help generate the support we need to see this project through.”