Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Fish Creek Mountain Bike Skills Park

I think the bike park opened last summer in Fish Creek but I guess it could have been around for much longer but I hadn`t heard about it until last summer anyways.  Greg and Finley went a few weeks ago and Finley loved it and Penelope was pretty upset that she had to go to soccer instead.  Mondays are our only days that we don`t have soccer so we took advantage of a nice evening and headed over.  

The bike park is located in the Burnsmead section of Fish Creek. If you are familiar with the area, it is down near the Bow Valley Ranch entrance.  Depending on where you live, you can park here or like us, it made sense to park at the Sikome Lake entrance and then ride over to the bike park.  It was only about 2k of flat road from the parking lot to the park which was way faster and easier then driving all the way around to the actual entrance. 

In what felt like forever, we made it to the skills park.  This is the back entrance to it.  To be honest, I thought it was pretty lame when I saw this at first.

Another photo of the bike park from closer to the front of it.

Greg and the girls doing the green and blue loops.  I didn`t attempt these haha. 

The girls did this loop several times and loved it so much!

Penelope at the top of the hill - another part of the skills park that I didn`t attempt haha. 

Greg said that when he and Finley went just the two of them, she was going good at her own pace but when Penelope came with, she fell off her bike 3x trying to keep up with Penelope who has absolutely zero fear when it comes to stuff like this. Also, I really love this photo of Finley. 

They have clean bathrooms near the parking lot but they are stifling hot.  

Racing around the hills again.

There were a far amount of people there but nothing too crazy and everybody was pretty courteous of everyone around them. I did get bored of riding around in circles because I am lame and decided to go for a bigger bike ride inside the park before coming back and doing more laps around the circle.  The paths were too narrow for me to want to anything remotely fun in the words of my kids. 

Greg and the girls had the best time at the skills park and are looking forward to when we get to do it again.  As much as I didn`t love it, I know we will be back again soon and I am happy that we have such a fun space for the kids that is relatively close by.  If you live in the south, or you don`t mind driving across the city, regardless of age, you should really check it out for yourselves!!  It is open daily until 9pm although I am not sure if they close the gates at that time or not. 

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