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Bikers continue to progress at the new bike skills park in Boise

Posted at 4:17 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 18:20:58-04

BOISE, Idaho — The J.A. Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation bike skills park in Boise has been open for nearly a year.

Although the City of Boise hasn't held an official grand opening because of the pandemic, that hasn't stopped riders from progressing at this biking paradise.

The bike skills park features different trails for different abilities, and just like a ski hill, those range from a green circle (beginner), blue square (intermediate), black diamond (advanced) and double black diamond (expert).

More riders are stepping up their game and hitting some of the advanced trails, but everybody has to start somewhere.

I'm still working on the intermediate trail and the wooden berm, they didn't have anything like this when I was a kid, and so far, it has been pretty painful.

I would say other riders have been awesome when it comes to giving advice or asking if I'm alright after a crash, this park certainly has brought the biking community together.

"It is unbelievable, the Kathryn Albertson Foundation has put some serious money and some serious thought into the community," said Kevin Lillywhite, who works at George's Cycles. "It is great to see the community thriving for cycling."

Bikers assume all the risk at this free amenity, it is a smart move to use a helmet and other safety equipment at the bike skills park.

The City of Boise is asking for volunteers on the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. to get rid of goathead and perform trail and feature maintenance at the park.