Friday 25th May 2018,
Ottawa Mountain Bike Association

Support the Carlington Bike Park in central Ottawa!

Carlington Bike Park complements existing urban green spaces

The Ottawa Mountain Bike Association with the support of the Carlington Community Association, have partnered with the City of Ottawa to build a bike park in Carlington Park . The former site of Carlington ski hill provides the ideal open space and natural terrain for the location of a bike park within the city’s urban core.

The bike park will provide an off road cycling section on a portion of the plateau of the Carlington Park Hill in central Ottawa. It is being professionally designed and built with features that help new and experienced cyclists to build skills. We will work with natural ground features on the trail, as well as add wooden, rock and log structures to create an area that is safe and engaging for both adults and children.

Bike parks offer progressively more challenging exercises that help people of all ages and abilities build strong bike handling skills, making them stronger and safer riders who will grow to appreciate outdoors and cycling. Safety is at the forefront of the design to ensure riders build skills and progress with minimal risk. With its location on City of Ottawa land, it will be free for users to enjoy and much more accessible to a diverse population than mountain bike trails in the woods. Individuals, youth camps, and clubs will find the bike park to be a fun way to get people of all ages outdoors in an urban environment!

 

In order to receive a tax receipt, please remember to click the “share your mailing address with the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association” check box when you fill out the donation form. 

 

 

 

We need your support!

The  Ottawa Mountain Bike Association is seeking community partners to raise over $153,000 to match the $153,000 Community Partnership grant made available by the City of Ottawa to build the bike park.  Cash donations over $10 will be eligible for a tax receipt from the City of Ottawa.

 

Donations of material, equipment, housing, volunteer labour also contribute to match the Community Partnership grant. Contact president@ottawamba.org to make an in-kind donation.

For more information about a corporate sponsorship, look at this link:

Carlington Bike Park : What is it? Why do we need it? How you can help!

 

Another way to make a donation is through our GoFundMe Page or if you prefer to send a cheque, please use this address

1333 Avenue Q
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 0B7

and make the cheque payable to “OMBA” and include “Carlington Bike Park” in the memo field.

 

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