Communal Bike Park, Techno Park, Stellenbosch
- By: Morne van Rensburg
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/communal-bike-park
My dream is to create a fun, safe, outdoor experience for riders of all ages and skill levels by building the biggest bike park in the Boland area.
I've been in the cycling industry for almost 14 years and love the sport so much that I want to make a difference and have a big impact on cyclists' lives. I'm especially passionate about the youth and love seeing smiles on faces.
Our goal is to build in phases as funds become available. To get the wheel rolling, we have already finished Phase 1: a Flow line of 800m with jumps, rollers, berms and an "up line" to create a circular route ready to ride. Designed & built by Stoltz Trails.
Funding will be used to pay the trail builders, install signage, plant trees and create a fun, safe place to ride.
Various parties has donated volunteer labour. Donations in the form of trees, signage and 5 hours of a Digger loader will be much appreciated.
Phase 1: A ciruclar route of about 800m which includes a 400m down hill "Flow line" with jumps, rollers & berms. This is already completed and ready to ride!
Phase 2: A jump line with safe jumps of various sizes, allowing for progression in skill. This will enlarge the circular loop and give 2 loop choices.
Phase 3: Large Pump track with various line options to accomodate rider levels from 5 years old to expert.
Phase 4: This is where we dream big and hope to create a circular route around Techno Park which would cater for XC riding, gravel bikes, cyclocross events and runners.
- We already have all the permissions and soil needed for a large bike park catering for various experiences & levels.
- Use of the bike park will be free.
All contributions will go directly towards design, labour and plant hire.
- Jan 17, 2020 - R 102.82
- "Great idea!" - Anonymous
- Oct 21, 2019 - R 30.45
- "All of the best with this great initiative" - Anita Gerber
- Aug 23, 2019 - USD $ 13.85
- "Thanks Morne, great meeting you today and looking forward to see the final product." - Gerrit
- Aug 20, 2019 - R 514.10
- "Great cause! " - Ami
- Jul 15, 2019 - R 514.10
- "Keep the passion!" - Bosbrommer
- Jul 04, 2019 - R 500.00
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- Jul 01, 2019 - R 514.10
- "Thanks for your effort " - Danie
- Jul 01, 2019 - R 300.00
- "Thanks" - Nick M
- Jun 26, 2019 - R 771.15
- "Bonsai!!" - D
- Jun 26, 2019 - R 4 250.00
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Communal Bike park Cause
Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.