BIMBC Grand Forest Trails

 
Thanks for all the emails and the strong support at the February 18, 2021, Park District Board meeting. This was the first of several Board meetings on this proposal. We need to do everything we can to show how important this proposal is for kids and families on the Island. We need more emails or letters to the Park District. They received 60 this week and this is only a small fraction of Island mountain bikers. Emails and letters make a difference! Send in an email to Parks right away letting them know you want this project. The names and email addresses are: Dawn Janow, djanow@biparks.org, Board Chair and Tom Swolgaard Board member on Trail Committee, jtswolgaard@biparks.org.
Sending a letter is also a great idea. The postal address:
Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District
7666 NE High School Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
The basic points to make: you and your family (and/or friends) mountain bike and support the addition of mountain bike trails at Grand Forest North. You would use the trails and encourage other mountain bikers to use them. Feel free to include your photo of parents and kids mountain biking. As always, keep it positive.

More to come soon.
 

If you want mountain bike trails on Bainbridge; its time to act. On February 18, 2021, the Bainbridge Island Park District Board will have its first consideration of a proposal to add mountain biking trails to Grand Forest North. These would be the first mountain bike specific trails in our parks! The design was developed by the Park District and the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance along with our input. Four separate beginner and intermediate flow trails and a skills/learning area. The existing multiuse loop will be retained and expanded. 
We need your help to send emails and letters and attend zoom meeting.
Send in an email to Parks right away letting them know you want this project. The names and email addresses are: Dawn Janow, djanow@biparks.org, Board Chair and Tom Swolgaard Board member on Trail Committee, jtswolgaard@biparks.org.

Sending a letter is also a great idea. The postal address:
Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District
7666 NE High School Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

The basic points to make: you and your family (and/or friends) mountain bike and support the addition of mountain bike trails at Grand Forest North. You would use the trails and encourage other mountain bikers to use them. Feel free to include your photo of parents and kids mountain biking. As always, keep it positive.

Log in to the February 18 zoom meeting at 6:00. The more logins we get, the more the Board will see the level of support. The zoom login information is: Zoom Virtual Meeting Meeting ID: 885 1917 4483 Passcode: 987724
Contact other mountain bikers and ask them to email or write the Board and log in to the Park District February 18 meeting.
  
The proposed design 

 
 

 
Who are we?  The Bainbridge Island Mountain Biking Club (BIMBC) was formed to support mountain biking on Bainbridge Island.  We raise funds and support the Gear Grinders middle school and high school mountain biking teams. We also promote the development of mountain bike facilities on Bainbridge Island.  We proposed that the Park District build the highly popular Jay's Pump Track at Battle Point.  We raised funds for that project and worked with the Park District to organize park volunteers to build it.  
 

 
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The Bainbridge Island Mountain Biking Club was formed to support mountain biking on Bainbridge Island.  One of our primary missions is to raise funds and support the Gear Grinders middle school and high school mountain biking teams.   These teams are not official school-sponsored sports and our funding for coach training, rider development, transportation, equipment, and other supplies comes from membership fees and donations. The current activities of the Club are fund raising for the middle school teams and promoting mountain biking on Bainbridge Island.  

The Bainbridge Island Mountain Biking Club is recognized as a non-profit organization per IRC Section 501(c)(3).  Our tax identification number is 47-2347713.  The Club Board members include John Benjes, Gordon Black, Pieter Mulier, Scott Westerhout, Scott Lindquist and Dani Stoehr.  Please contact the Club at info@geargrinders.org if you want have more information.  Our By-laws are at BIMBC By-laws.

If you want to donate to the Club please visit Pay Pal at the link below.  Formal fund raising for Grand Forest Trails will only begin if the Parks Board approves the project and receives a permit to proceed.