Bike Skills Parks
Bike and Skills Parks are an excellent way to support riders in their growth, offering a series of features that gradually progress skills as confidence and technique improve.
One of the challenges of Wheel Fun programming is accessing terrain that is appropriately suited for our riders. Many schools are not located near established mountain bike trails. To address this, Wheel Fun has dedicated efforts to building bike parks in partnership with local schools.
Families and local riders who are not affiliated with Wheel Fun are welcome to enjoy the bike park outside of school hours. The efforts of Wheel Fun help provide a free resource to the surrounding community, as well as elevate the experience of our participating schools.
As we grow, our goal is to continue to build bike parks where they are needed. We would like to take this moment to ask for your help with a donation to support these endeavors!
Mountain View Preparatory (MVP)
School Bike Skills Park
This Bike Skills Park Was Dedicated On May 7, 2021
The Mountain View Preparatory School has been partnering with Wheel Fun since 2017, with both an Elementary and Middle School Bike Club. In May 2021, Wheel Fun opened its first bike park behind the school. The park is complete with a pump track, tabletop jumps, berms, short trail loops, and more! Having an on school amenity has encouraged students to visit the bike park on their own and continue to work on their skills. Maintenance of the bike park is predominantly done by students themselves, which encourages riders to take responsibility for their school’s resources and give back to the community.
Trek Trails At the John S. McCain III
Bike Skills Park
This Bike Skills Park Was Dedicated On April 22, 2022
The Oak Creek School Bike Park opened in April 2022 with the support of Trek Trails and inspired donors. Being Wheel Fun’s second bike park, improvements were made to the design creating a well balanced and incredibly fun experience for all students. At the park you will find 4 jump lines, berm corners, tabletop jumps, and a trail loop complete with rock features and wooden bridges. Maintenance of the bike park is predominantly done by students themselves, which encourages riders to take responsibility for their school’s resources and give back to the community.
Dr. Daniel Bright (DDB) School
Bike Skills Park
There is no place on campus for DDB’s after-school mountain bike club to ride on trails. The Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District has committed the below large parcel on campus to create this bike skills park. We’re now raising funds for build documents and construction by a professional trail building association member firm and features. Construction – funding permitting – is scheduled for January 2024 and will take 8 weeks.
For your generosity, you will receive…
Arizona state income tax credit of up to $400 single/$800 married filing jointly. A tax credit reduces your state income taxes dollar-for-dollar so your contribution is at no net cost to you. Bike smiles from all 614 students enrolled at DDB! Thank you!