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Washougal Bike Park Phase 1 Skills Course – Grand opening and kids ride party, Saturday October 8 from 2-5pm
Washougal WA — City of Washougal is inviting the community to celebrate its newest park amenity, the Washougal Bike Park Phase 1 – Skills Course at Hamllik Park, 4285 Addy Street.  A grand opening and kids ride party will be held Saturday October 8 from 2-5pm.
 
“Our new bike and pump skills course will be a fantastic recreational opportunity for kids and adults and is a unique to our area,” said Suzanne Grover, City of Washougal.  “We are celebrating the efforts of the community that rallied together to build this skills course, particularly a dozen or so local cyclists, City crew, neighbors of the park, plus Eagle Scouts Tommy Liston and Jaden Moore who used the project to earn merit badges.”  The Skills Course project was funded almost exclusively with donated funds and materials.  Volunteers have hundreds of hours invested in construction.
 
“We are excited to show it off to our community and help kids learn how to approach the course safely and also provide an opportunity to check out the safety of their bikes and helmets,” said Ed Fischer of Camas Bikes.   Grover, Fischer and Eric Gacchino of Bike Clark County organized the event.
 
Bike Clark County volunteers will set up a bike safety check station to ensure each rider has inflated tires and operational brakes.  Bike Clark County will also bring several cases of free helmets for kids without them. 
 
The official ribbon cutting ceremony with thank you to sponsors will be at 2:30p.m.  After that, kids will be invited to ride the course and go through a series of activity stations.  At 4:15p.m, there will be prizes for completing the activities and fresh baked treats handed out from The Hungry’s Bakery.
 
“The idea around this event is to have various activity stations where the kids will get bike check, helmet check, safety class and skills drills, with the feature station riding the different features of the park,” explained Fischer.  “Kids will get a little passport that gets a sticker checking off when each station gets completed, then they earn the prize/and or treat when it is completed.  It should be fun for everyone!”
 
A big thank you to the main park sponsors: City of Washougal, Camas Bike and Sport, Parks Foundation of Clark County, AK Timber Services, Cedar Factory Outlet and Fastenal.  Event sponsors included Camas Bike and Sport, The Hungry’s Bakery, Bike Clark County, and County Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
 
The event is continuing to seek prize and food sponsors as well as cash sponsorship to fund donated helmets,” added Fischer.  Contact Fischer at 360-210-5160  or ed@camasbikes.com if you would like to help.  The bike park is a 501(c) non-profit through the Clark County Parks Foundation, Donations to support future phases and maintenance can be made directly at http://www.parksfoundation.us/special-projects/washougal-bike-skills-course
 
Find more information about the grand opening and kids ride party and the Washougal Bike Park Skills Course at the Washougal Bike Park Facebook page and Event Page
Volunteers are needed and Here is the Sign Up link

Attached is event flier, picture of first kid to ride the logs and of volunteers installing log ride feature
 
Feel free to contact Ed Fischer, Camas Bike and Sport, 360-210-5160 www.camasbikes.com or Suzanne.Grover@cityofwashougal.us with any questions
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