Downtown Park Opens Monday

The City of Vernon is inviting the community and sponsors to the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Becker Bike Park at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 18th. Becker Bike Park is near the Rec Centre Complex at 3404 39 Avenue.

Over $70,000 was granted to the City of Vernon and the North Okanagan Cycling Society for the new bike trails and pump tracks by the Kalamalka Rotary Club, Foord Family Foundation, Community Foundation North Okanagan, Funtastic and Sun Country Cycle. There are three pump tracks, a gradually climbing trail and flow trail for beginner to intermediate abilities.

The city says this project was a testament to what a community can achieve together. The bike park provides a fun and inclusive activity for the whole family and is a great addition to Vernon’s growing cycling infrastructure.

The event is Monday, June 18th from 4 to 6 p.m. at Becker Park. There will be local treats and refreshments for riders and participants. There will also be a trail naming contest for the pump tracks and trails. Ride your bikes or parking is available at the Curling Rink, 3400-39th Avenue.