Parklands Bike Park Re-opens on Sunday, May 27

Parklands Bike Park Re-opens on Sunday, May 27

UPDATE 6/8/18: The Silo Center Bike Park is now FULLY open and repaired. Thanks for your patience!

Louisville, Ky. (May 26, 2018) —The Silo Center Bike Park in Turkey Run Park re-opens for the season at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 27.The Trough and Crazy Red’s flow trails will remain temporarily closed for additional repairs, but the pump tracks, skills loop and other flow trails will be open for riding. There is no fee to enter the bike park, which will be open daily from 10 a.m. to sunset.

The Parklands newest amenity first opened to the public last fall and closed during the winter. Closing the bike park during the coldest portion of the year helps protect the new trails from costly and irreparable damage that can occur during the freeze/thaw cycle.

The Silo Center Bike Park offers flow trails, a skills loop and pump tracks, all specially built by the talented professionals at the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and maintained by The Parklands skilled trail team. Each amenity is suited to a specific level of rider, offering beginners a smooth introduction on less difficult, natural-surface trails, as well as more challenging opportunities for experienced riders. Riders can go at their own pace, testing and improving their abilities using the Toasted Swine Skills Loop and beginner pump track. Those with more experience can take one of our four flow trails or the intermediate pump track. 

 

Trails and amenities within the bike park are for bikes only. Pedestrians and pets are not permitted on the trails, pump tracks, or skills loop. For the safety and enjoyment of all, riders should come prepared with the appropriate safety equipment, including a helmet, and follow all bike park rules and posted signs. Throughout the season, Parklands staff will implement temporary closures as needed for extensive repairs and inclement weather.

For a full list of rules, directions, alerts and more information on Silo Center Bike Park amenities, visit www.theparklands.org/bikepark.

For more information on the bike park and The Parklands, contact Anna Rosales-Crone at 502-815-0267 or acrone@21cparks.org.

About The Parklands of Floyds Fork

The Parklands of Floyds Fork is a nearly 4,000-acre donor-supported public park system within the Floyds Fork watershed in eastern and southeastern Louisville. The $125 million project was funded through more than $70 million in private donations, combined with almost $50 million from federal, state and local government sources. Ongoing operations and maintenance are funded solely through private donations and an endowment fund. Community members may contribute to the annual fund by becoming a Parklands Member. Learn more at www.theparklands.org/member.

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