A young biker makes a big jump at the all new park. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

A young biker makes a big jump at the all new park. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Torguson Park’s all new bike track officially opens

After more than a year of work, Si View Metro Parks and the city of North Bend held the official opening of the new Torguson Bike Park on June 1.

Si View Metro Parks and North Bend staff, volunteers, and bikers gathered at the park for a ribbon cutting to officially open the park.

Replacing an old and unofficial user-built track, the new bike park has more variety in it’s track and includes features for younger riders learning for the first time. Funding for the project came from King County Youth Sports Facilities grant program, the city of North Bend, Si View Metro Parks and the Si View Community Foundation.

Travis Stombaugh, executive director of Si View Metro Parks, said the development was completed within 18 months of putting it out for bid. Recreation Manager Minna Rudd said that the work couldn’t have been complete without the hundreds and hundreds of volunteer hours but in from the Evergreen Mount Bike Alliance and the Mount Si Mountain Biking Team with working on and testing the track.

Si View Parks Board Commissioner Mark Joselyn thanked everyone for the hard work put in to make the plan a reality, stating that this was another big step toward making Torguson Park an important resource in the city.

“This is not just a bike park,” he said. “This is one piece of the regional park, a regional destination for not only the local community but other folks to maybe come in and experience what we all manage to live on a daily basis here in this beautiful community.”

City Staff, Si View Metro Parks staff, volunteers, and bikers gather to officially cut the ribbon on the bike track at Torguson Park. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

City Staff, Si View Metro Parks staff, volunteers, and bikers gather to officially cut the ribbon on the bike track at Torguson Park. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

A father chases after his son on the beginner’s track. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

A father chases after his son on the beginner’s track. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

More in Life

Bikers gather in Preston for 16th annual dedication and prayer event

Riders came to Preston for the Snoqualmie Valley Ministerial Association’s 16th Biker Dedication.

Balance is a natural part of health

A monthly column from a primary care doctor in Woodinville.

Take time to feel the emotions, don’t avoid them

A monthly column about mindfulness meditation and wellbeing.

Kelsey Saty and her team Bye Felicia will be participating in the 2019 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk on May 5. Photo courtesy of Kelsey Saty
North Bend’s Saty says ‘Bye Felicia’ to brain cancer

Kelsey Saty running to raise funds for brain cancer research.

Snoqualmie honors the time and dedication offered by city volunteers

The time and effort many citizens put into making the city a… Continue reading

Preschool lead teacher Nikki Slaght helps her toddler class write their names. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Encompass making a difference in the Valley and beyond.

Encompass offer a host of programs for children and families.

The King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Rescue Dive Unit will present a talk on river safety and river rescue and recovery at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15, at the Sallal Grange & Community Hall in North Bend. Courtesy photo
Sallal Grange to host river safety talk April 15

King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Rescue Dive Unit

Paige Bisbee, of Bellevue is a paid employee at Davis Wright Tremaine in Bellevue. As part of the law firm’s inclusive program, Bisbee distributes snacks and office supplies to her co-workers. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
People with disabilities find purpose through new employment opportunities

Paige Bisbee of Bellevue finds employment at Davis Wright Tremaine

Burt Mann honored as North Bend Citizen of the Year

World War II veteran and longtime North Bend resident Burt Mann was honored as Citizen of the Year.

Eastside firefighter Danika Lawson making coffee at the first brew off event at the Trail Youth Coffee Home on March 19. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Local first responders participate in brew off event at Trail Youth Coffee Home

Firefighters and police officers compete for the brew off trophy.

North Bend’s Sunset Garage underway on historic restoration

Sunset Garage is underway on its historic restoration thanks to grant funding from 4Culture.

Boots v. Badges at Trail Youth Coffee

North Bend public safety officials will competitively prepare drinks at Trail Youth… Continue reading