Andrew Ede, Sam Rampado, Blair Hindle and Cameron Sorensen are the crew behind the works on Elkford’s new bike park in the middle of town. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Andrew Ede, Sam Rampado, Blair Hindle and Cameron Sorensen are the crew behind the works on Elkford’s new bike park in the middle of town. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

‘They’re so nice’: Elkford turns out to support bike park

Work is expected to be completed on the new bike park within weeks

The team working on Elkford’s new bike park have nothing but good things to say about the community since they arrived two weeks ago.

“The community here is incredible – they’re so nice,” said Contour Trails owner and site manager Cameron Sorensen.

“We’ve had people buying us dinner, a little girl came by and gave us some cotton candy the other day … everybody in the whole community has been very supportive, I can’t believe how awesome it is.”

Contour Trails, out of Silver Star, designed the Elkford Bike Park which is being build in central Elkford. The park is a result of a two-year fundraising effort by the community to have the new amenity installed in town.

Sorensen said that the community had been offering to help out even as they were moving dirt around and getting to work.

“Everybody’s behind it and helping make it happen.”

For timeline, Sorensen said his team expected to be done in the next two weeks. Currently they’re shaping the site – which is taking a bit of work.

“The dirt around here is very very rocky, so we couldn’t do much with it. We rough-shaped it, and then imported a clay-based material and capped the whole area.

“Now we’re doing the final shaping – picking out some of the rocks and raking it.”

After his team are done, Velo Solutions will be in town to pave some sections of the bike park, and then it will be completed and ready for users to enjoy.

Sorensen said the new park would have something for everyone.

“This will be for everybody,” he said.

READ MORE: Elkford Bike Park funding secured



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