Work is Underway at Dirt World! We Open this Summer!
The East Bay is about to get it's first public bike park: Dirt World, in Richmond, California.
Spearheaded the team at Action Sports Construction and a volunteer crew of BMX riders and mountain bikers, this new 2.1-acre city park will feature pump tracks, jumps and obstacles, and a mini-BMX track. We have already brought in a huge amount of dirt -- and the soil sculpting has already begun!
Thanks to your support we've already raised thousands of dollars. Now, as we sprint towards the finish line, we need your help to raise additional funding to cover our equipment costs during the build.
We're trying to raise $10,000 more for our final push -- this money will go to cover equipment rental costs during construction. If you can donate, please do. Just click on the button below.
We want to thank all our individual supporters and give a special shout-out to Title Nine sports apparel, which made a generous contribution and has really helped to spread the word about the this project. Title Nine operates a distribution center in Richmond and we want to thank them for being an active part of this community!
It is a great honor to partner with Alex Fowler -- a highly successful developer bike parks, BMX tracks, and mountain bike courses -- and his company Action Sports Construction.
An expert designer and equipment operator, Alex's skills are constantly in demand, with clients from around the globe hiring him to create recreational masterpieces.
For many years, he has created tracks and features for the Sea Otter Classic and he has long served as the lead builder for the BMX Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. If you've been to Bijou Bike Park in South Lake Tahoe, the Polo Grounds dirt jumps in Aptos, or Santa Clara PAL BMX, then you've seen Alex's work.
Though he now lives in Santa Cruz, Alex has a special place in his heart for the East Bay, having grown up here. He's donated a ton of time to make Dirt World happen.
Click here to see some of Alex's past projects.
We've just started our second phase of construction! Ghilotti Brothers construction and the City of Richmond have arranged to bring in 2,000 more yards of soil and grade the area where we'll be building our BMX and pump tracks. We are stoked! Huge shout out to them.
After that work is done Action Sports Construction will be back in late June to finish the build. We're planning on four jump lines for different skill levels; a dirt quarter pipe; a practice BMX/4X track; one or two pump tracks; and a mountain bike skills line.
We're looking to open in July if all goes according to schedule. Soon, my friends, we will ride!
We've had great support from Ghilotti Brothers, Overaa Construction, the Ice Chamber athletic performance center, Hank & Frank Bikes Oakland, the Ida and William Rosenthal Foundation and Richmond Rotary, and the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay. We'd love to get you involved -- either as a sponsor, an individual donor, or a volunteer. Just reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit us up on Facebook.