Los Angeles. One of the largest cities in the world situated in an urban oasis. Beaches, snow and Kardashians can all be reached within an hour’s drive.
We have it all, except one thing: no bike parks.
All that looks to change as the region’s first cycling playground looks to land in the center of the valley at Lake Balboa Park.
If you doubt this park’s future, check out this well put together/star studded video from its backers:
Gets you pretty excited?
It’ll be located off of Victory Blvd. right behind the skate park and along the LA River. The Orange Line Bike Path runs right by and hopefully the LA River Bike Path will soon follow.
The proposed site of the first LA Bike Park
LA has actually had rollers around town like these for years, but none of them legal. Thanks to the Los Angeles Bike Park Collective with the support of the Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Asoociation(CORBA), the park is close to becoming a reality.
The park is going through its final round of approvals. You can voice your support by signing this petition or showing up to the next Lake Balboa(August 5th) or Encino(August 22nd)/Neighborhood Council meetings.
If the neighboring skate park gives a glimpse to how popular a dedicated space to a sport can be, then LA’s first bike park won’t be the last.