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© Copyright 2019 Minneapolis Bike Parks

Nokomis 

Bike Park

Welcome to the start of something BIG! This small bike park is designed to give Minneapolis residents a idea of what a bike parks is while providing riders with a fun and exciting space to spend time on two wheels.

 

The park consists of 8 wood features on an old tennis court. It's temporary, but expect to see it in place for several years.  

Bike Park Location:

Lake Nokomis Park

2401 E Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55417

What is a Bike Park?

A bike park is a dedicated space that is purpose built for bike related activities that allow new and experienced bikers to hone their skills. These spaces don't need to be a certain shape and don't have an official size requirement, they can be worked into almost any space and often times co-exist with other park amenities like, skate parks, basketball courts, and ball fields.  Bike parks usually consist of one or more of the following elements: bicycle playgrounds, pump tracks, jump lines, skills courses, and trails.

 

Bike parks appeal to a wide range of riders and provide family-friendly recreation while helping foster a community atmosphere in a unique outdoor setting.   

Elements of a Bike Park

These are a few terms and features found in and around a bike park.

Bicycle Playground

Bicycle Playgrounds include features like ladder bridges, rollers, tunnels, and even teeter-totters specifically designed to offer a variety of fun obstacles that safely build cycling confidence.

Pump Track

A circuit of banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders "pumping" - creating momentum by up and down body movements. These tracks can be constructed with dirt or asphalt.

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Skills Course

Skills courses are typically short natural surfaced sections of trail that contain features built with wood, rock, and dirt that mimic some of the technical elements that would find on single track. 

Single Track

Natural surface trails the width of a single bike specifically designed for mountain biking.   It is often smooth and flowing, but may also feature technical sections, banked turns, hills and switch-backs.

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