What state are the local DJ parks in?
@supercraig there’s a bike park thread here if you want to keep it going…
Vic park is good
glenbourne is good, though im not a fan of what they did before the jumps. they added in a gap then a roller, then the 2 tables. the tables themselves are good but I don’t see any need for the roller. pump tracks in good shape too.
Just my opinion but the gap is good because if you can’t do that then you definitely wouldn’t be confident with the tables just because of how they are a bit bigger. And the roller is just for a bit extra speed
I agree, I just find the roller a bit awkward. took me a bit to get used to. that being said the people who are working on them and maintaining them are doing a really good job.
I haven’t visited any of the jumps yet this year. In previous conversation with @nimzie who maintains the HRM jumps, gaps are not approved by the city, tabletops only. The locals who mod the jumps between HRM maintenance often dig out the gaps.
Just my opinion but we need gaps here that are built well otherwise there will be sketchy gaps that people don’t like and also there is no way to progress at jumping past a certain level anywhere in NS. The glenbourn jumps are no question the biggest and most fun around. Also sorry but I’m pretty sure there is a way to go around the gap and hit the jump but as i said earlier the gap is like a third of the table size so it wouldn’t be a problem if you want to hit the table
We are aware that people are changing the jumps. The city struggles with this every year, and every year I battle to keep the parks open and maintained. It’s not an easy sell. Changes like these jeopardize the program almost every year.
Want them changed? Follow the protocol: call your city councillor and/or 311. Tell them how much you love and use the parks and that they’re wearing out. Even though you might use this park - even more than others and it feels like yours, this is a city asset. For you to use and learn on. We have had unprecedented use at these parks over the past 3 seasons and that’s really positive. The best is seeing young riders progress.
We appreciate opinions around progression etc, but we didn’t make these gaps and won’t be introducing them at this park this year. It’s just not a risk we advise the city to take. There’s absolutely nothing to be gained training wise - just increased liability. Not something even on the table this year due to the pandemic.
I ask you to please think like a community, not an individual during these times.
It is our hope to get the parks all done properly again this year but once again - budgets and pandemic. It’s a hard sell trying to get priority over just about anything right now.
Your calls to councillors DO help tremendously, and I ask that if you do have feedback around the parks that you please phone them.
If it’s gaps you want, grab a couple of buddies, go find a nice spot in the woods where people don’t go much and start digging! City parks are for having some fun with easy access and no sneaking around.
If you want to know who your local councillor is, here’s the website:
My kids and I have been having a great time riding Glenbourne, and I have noticed that there are new additions being built. Going to drop Zurawski a line and see if some maintenance can be done.