Work on mountain bike park underway

Work on mountain bike park underway
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Dirt is being moved off Route 99 for a new mountain bike park. (Town of Pulaski photo)

By MIKE WILLIAMS

The Patriot

Construction of Pulaski’s new mountain bike park is now well underway as exhibited by the moving of dirt on the site off Route 99 coming into the town.

Town Manager Darlene Burcham told town council Tuesday night interest in the park is high judging by questions the town has received about it.

She noted that a parking area will be built at the park because town staff have received calls from people as far away as Roanoke asking about the status of the project.

A Facebook post by the town this week addressed some questions about the project.

“As construction of our Mountain Bike Park facility continues, we would like to clear up some confusion and provide more information about the new park,” the post states.

“The new facility is designed for pedal-powered bicycles, and all motorized vehicles will be strictly prohibited. Electric power-assisted bicycles, as defined by the state, will be allowed.

“The park is designed with a progression of skills features and jumps, so that cyclists of all ages and ability levels will have something to enjoy.

“While construction is ongoing, we ask that people respect the No Trespassing signs and continue to stay off the property.

“We will provide updates as construction progresses, and look forward to announcing a Grand Opening date soon!

“All questions regarding this new facility, or any other town parks can be directed to OUTDOORS@pulaskitown.org.”