This blog about the grand opening of Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Skills Park has been posted on Mountain Bike Magazine’s MB Word blog, so you can read it there.
What I wanted to do on my ‘ride’s Blog site is put up the photos that didn’t make it into the final MB edit. Check out the scene at Duthie last Saturday:
A rider throws down on the Paramount line.
Young track racer Trenton Aiello from Mill Creek, Wash., tests out his mountain bike on the pump track.
Five-year-old Kale Shelton (with his father and his twin brother Liam) from Renton, Wash., exits the Bootcamp trail with style.
Check out the crowds and vendors behind the progressive drops area.
At noon, King County Executive Dow Constantine and EMBA officials performed the ribbon cutting ceremony.
One speaker singing the praises of the bike community was Duthie project manager Mike Westra, renowned for his work overseeing the work on the I-5 Colonnade.
Jon Kennedy, marketing director for Diamondback and former EMBA Executive Director, led the raffle, handing out high-fives and product donated from sponsoring companies.
At the end of the ceremony, Diamondback contributed another $5,000 to the next phase of building at Duthie…
… and this is just the beginning. There’s way more to come.
See you on the trails!