New MTB Park Plan
Greetings Bike Forums;
I have a challenge for you;
I know I'm new here but please, disregard my Green Skin, and help a fellow biking junkie?
This is the thing;
I have recently been discussing with local business owners, government officials, and fellow riders about building a new bike park in our county in Michigan.
We currently have the land (about 100 acres) equipment, labor, and ambition...
but what we NEED is Money!! of course
So, I have volunteered to write up a formal Business Plan that will help generate Funding;
Unfortunately I am a bit overwelmed by the logistical aspects of the planning....most notably the COSTS>
This is where YOU ALL come in;
Anyone out there know how, or been apart of building such a Bike Park?
So far, the park is looking to be a "Hybrid" of sorts. A pumpTrack, Singletrack, Downhill, Cyclocross, etc.....
Soooo, my questions are;
1: How BIG is an "average sized" Park?
* IN AREA?? Square Feet? Acres?
* How many Trails?
2: How LONG will it take to build
* How many workers will it take? #
(assuming we use BOTH man and machine power)
3. What MATERIALS will be used?
* What kind of "Trail Base" did you use, and HOW MUCH?
* Lumber? (what kinds; how much)
4. Parking/ Bathrooms?
5. How MUCH was the overall cost? (MOST IMPORTANT)
I realize that all of this inforamtion is Extremely relative to our own Specific situation and a number of different variables, but a "GENERAL" idea is all am looking for.
Also, I am Not really looking for any info about HOW TO BUILD, but rather HOW MUCH IT COSTS...
Again, ANY information you'd be willing to share would be greatly appreciated and will be put to good use.
An eager crew of local Mountain Bikers thanks you,