We’d like to introduce you to Truckee local, Ryden, who is probably the most excited about the $1000 donation to the Truckee Bike Park in the Quality Automotive and Smog Season of Giving. Ryden is an 8 year old bicycling powerhouse who started at the park as a strider when he was just 2-years-old. It didn’t take long for this little guy to discover the various tracks and eventually move on to jumps. He loves to ride at the Truckee Bike Park because it’s just fun - all day fun! Taking clinics from his favorite coaches Brooks, Greg, Cierra and Courtney has taught him not only to ride well, but also learn to respect the terrain, take care of the park and have respect for others using it. He has learned skills like how to push into the berms and claw your feet when you’re coming into a jump. His favorite features are the jumps and he hopes to master the Baby Tooth Gap with a future eye on Jaws. Ryden enjoys the park with his dad and sister and can’t say enough about how fun it is. Sure, there are some wipe-outs, but he takes the advice of his coaches, brushes off the dust and gets back on his bike. “I feel really good when I am at the park and it makes we want to go and explore all over the world”, says Ryden who specifically would like to visit Whistler, Canada. Ryden is a student at SELS where he was awarded a scholarship to take the clinics. He shares his enthusiasm with friends and classmates by having his birthday parties at the park and showing off all the pump and flow tracks. Thanks Ryden for talking with us and letting others know how fun the Truckee Bike Park is for riders of all ages. The Truckee Bike Park is a treasure of Truckee for enthusiast of all ages and abilities and has been growing for the past six years. Beginning with a a pump track the popularity was overwhelming and organizers quickly worked hard to rapidly develop the 10 acre complex that now includes a strider track, pump track, BMX track, XC trail, flow track, rhythm dirt jumps, slopestyle and dual slalom course. Check out the map on their web page at www.truckeebikepark.org. This dream hasn’t come about with a lot of volunteers, passionate organizers, community donations and support from partners like Biking for a Better World, Truckee Parks and Recreation Department, Truckee Tahoe Airport District and Truckee Sanitation District. There are more big things in the future for Truckee Bike Park including the dream of hosting events for Interbike as it comes to Reno/Tahoe over the next five years.
How did Truckee Bike Park Get Started?: http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/health-fitness/Bike-hike/article36297036.html