Today was volunteer day at the new Sunnyside Bike Park that is due to open in July. The call went out for people to help out with some basic landscaping. The city also took the opportunity to take lots of pictures of the volunteers working. From my visit today, I can see that it is going to be awesome, especially considering the very small silver of land that it occupies bounded by the Gardiner, Lakeshore, Ellis and Colborne Lodge. Here are some panoramas of the basic skills track and a BMX pump track near the entrance.
and here is a video of the tracks near the entrance.
Councillor Doucette posing for a photo, holding a trail grooming tool.
Ward13bikes will be working with her to improve the safety of bike and pedestrian crossings at Lakeshore and the Queensway for both Ellis Ave. and Colborne Lodge Dr.
Thanks to Parks and Rec for setting up this opportunity to put a little sweat equity into what is going to be a fantastic facility. (and a note to my curmudgeon advocacy friends: from what I understand, this is coming out of the parks budget, not the transportation budget)
The bike park is not open yet (July 7, 2014) See the important notice here.
higher res photos, and some outtakes are here.
More pictures posted on this thread.
Some GoPro footage of Jay Hoots riding here.