Proposed Plan for Blue Clay Bike Park
(updated: Dec 27, 2006)
This is just to give you an idea of what we'd like to do. The BMX area will be located on the hill. We need to have the parking area on the same side as the BMX track so kids don't have to cross the road. Phase I trails we can complete in two to three month's time, working on weekends. Phase II will take roughly three to four months. For the BMX track we'll need to get some money for tree clearing and dirt, and we don't have a plan yet for when that will happen.
The yellow and orange trails will total roughly 2.5 miles, and the green roughtly 3 miles, for a total of 5.5 miles of trail if all goes well. The road crossing is at a point with good visibility in either direction. Under the powerlines we'll have a skills area with some practice skinnies, teeter-totter, dirt jumps, pump track and trials area.
Blue Clay Proposed Plan - draft.
I welcome your comments.
Google Earth (.kml) files and GPS eXchange (.gpx) files.
TRAIL GPS COORDS (4)
1. Mac said...
Looks like you have alot of land to work with
Oct 29, 2006 @ 8:53 PM
2. Sir Bikes said...
It's 208 acres. I should have included that. Thanks.
Oct 30, 2006 @ 5:06 PM
3. Matt said...
Hey Sir Bikes.
Im really lookin forward to the BMX track idea. Any ideas as to which sanction you will be leaning towards? ABA, NBL? If your interested I have a potential Track Operators packet from ABA. Lemme know.
Nov 7, 2006 @ 10:34 AM
4. Mac said...
ABA Sanction would work best
Nov 16, 2006 @ 9:56 PM
5. Travis said...
Hey how long is the bmx track and why is it so ovalish. try more corners
Nov 20, 2006 @ 5:58 AM
6. sirbikes said...
That just indicates the proposed location of the track. We can use the entire top and side of the hill - the area is fairly large.
Nov 21, 2006 @ 5:37 AM
7. travis said...
When do you think it will open. i could use a local track.
Nov 21, 2006 @ 5:45 AM
8. sirbikes said...
Hard to say. It depends on many factors - the county parks dept, county commissioners, sheriff, environmental study of the area, engineering, parking, grant money and other sources of funding, and many other things. I'd like to get this built soon but look how long it took just to get approval of the land for use as a park - two years.
I'd also like to look into other spots for a bmx track, as a backup location just in case. Why have one track when you can have two. I originally thought under the powerlines would be good for a second track but after talking with a representative from PGN, that's not going to work.
So if you have any ideas for other locations let me know so we can see if it might work. There's just not much land left in this area.
Nov 21, 2006 @ 1:30 PM
9. Travis said...
Is there anything we can do to help you get the track open.
Dec 23, 2006 @ 6:52 PM
10. Sir Bikes said...
Yes. We have to start writing letters directly to the county commissioners. I'm getting so fed up of waiting. A bmx track is a no-brainer. It doesn't cost much, and it doesn't take up much space either.
Jan 4, 2007 @ 5:01 PM
11. Travis said...
Well try showing them the possitive sides of a track. The people it will bring to wilmington to help the citys economy and the publicity of an ABA run track is a great way to show of the city.
If it was in hampstead or some where i could probably help more seeing how i know a few members on our board. But i will do what i can.
Jan 21, 2007 @ 8:59 PM
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