Tacoma's first mountain bike park celebrates opening Saturday

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 28, 2014 

The grand opening for Tacoma's first mountain bike trail system is Saturday at Swan Creek Park. Here are the details:

Grand Opening: March 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities include bike demos and a poker run.

Cost: There is no charge for the event or to use the trails.

Location: The Douglas Fir Forest section near the middle of Swan Creek Park.

Parking: Near the end of E. 56th Street east of Portland Avenue. Or on E. T Street near Lister Elementary.

Trails: Entry level, 1 ½ miles. Intermediate, ½ mile. A technical skill building zone offers terrain ranging from “more difficult” to “experts only.”

Size: About 50 acres. Mountain bikes aren’t allowed on other trails in the 373-acre park.

Restrictions: Mountain bikes are not allowed in other areas of the park, including the pedestrian trails in Swan Creek Canyon.

Future Plans: A second phase of construction will build more trails and features in open spaces.

Work parties: The trails were built and are maintained by volunteers. Work parties are organized by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.

 

More info: metroparkstacoma.org, evergreenmtb.org.

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