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

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