In 2011, Gold Rush Cycling Club received a $30,000 grant from Northern Development through the Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program towards this $115,300 project. This has been a funding partnership of Gold Rush Cycling Club and Northern Development
The City of Quesnel and the Gold Rush Cycling Club want mountain bikers to hop on, clip in and test their mettle at the new bike skills park in Alex Fraser Park. The Gold Rush Cycling Club is a major player in the Cariboo’s burgeoning mountain bike scene, and in 2010 it partnered with the City of Quesnel to build a new park for local and visiting cyclists to test and upgrade their skills while enjoying local amenities. The park provides yet another reason for travelling mountain bikers to make the Cariboo their destination, with expanded trails in Williams Lake, Quesnel, Wells and elsewhere. In an effort to support the local tourism initiative, Northern Development approved a grant for $30,000 toward the project. The new park gives riders of all skill levels the chance to build their skills at the park, expanding local tourism opportunities and supporting healthy lifestyles. Northern Development’s grant funding was provided through the Trust’s Community Halls and Recreation Facilities program.
Lori Carifelle of the Gold Rush Cycling Club tells us: “The new Alex Fraser Bike Park has been a huge success, it’s awesome to see so many kids using the trails and having fun.”