At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, DEC.10., The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Bike Park will open(soft opening) its doors to the public.
The park, located at the base of Boise’s Military Reserve, has been under construction for months and the formal opening ceremony will take place in the spring of 2020.
There are trails for riders of various skill levels which are marked as follows:
- Beginner – green circle
- Intermediate – blue square
- Advanced – black diamond
- Expert – double black diamond
It should be noted that the park encourages all riders to wear helmets and everyone should ride safely, at their own risk. Riders are encouraged to watch out for others and to use the provided map. Dogs (except service animals) are not allowed and no motorized vehicles including e-bikes and e-scooters are allowed on the tracks. Spectators are asked to steer clear of the terrain features and bike trails. Bikers are asked not to ride on muddy trails as to not cause soil erosion.
Parking is available either on the berm next to the park, or if that is full, across Mountain Cove Road in the Fort Boise parking lot.
As long as the weather allows it, the park will be open from sunrise to sunset but The Boise Parks and Recreation Department can close it at any time should it rain or snow. Should the park be closed in bad weather, a notice will be posted on the web page and official Facebook page of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Bike Park.