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County's first bike skills park opens in Bonita

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 15:54:49-05

BONITA, Calif. (KGTV) — Hundreds of bikers of all skill levels flocked to the South Bay to welcome in the county's first bike skills park.

With riders soaring off of dirt ramps and peddling through pump tracks and a red ribbon banner, the county opened the Sweetwater Bike Park to the public Saturday. Professional bikers performed tricks off ramps and welcomed younger bikers to the tracks to work on their own moves.

The 4-acre park, located at 6057 San Miguel Road, is free to use seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to sunset.

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The park is tailored to provide something for all biking enthusiasts and features four jump lines of varying skill levels, a jump track, a kid’s pump track, a skill zone, two flow trails, a perimeter trail, and an entry plaza for meet ups or special events.

"It's really a reflection of what the county's been trying to do in the last 10 years with the Live Well San Diego effort, to try and encourage people to get outside, to exercise more," said County Supervisor Greg Cox.

The park is the culmination of work between the San Diego Mountain Biking Association and nearly $2 million in support from the county.