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Trails Under Developement => Griffin Bike Park => Topic started by: klainet on February 01, 2016, 08:36:40 AM

Title: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on February 01, 2016, 08:36:40 AM
The Grand Opening for the Griffin Bike Park has been set! Mark your calendars now for Saturday, October 15th, 2016 and plan on attending the festivities! We already have confirmation that the Governor will be in attendance, and will likely take a lap or two! Stay tuned for more details to come!
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, October 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on May 19, 2016, 09:02:12 AM
The Grand Opening Festival is going to be EPIC!! Details are coming together, but this much we do know... The entire event will be Saturday AND Sunday, October 15th and 16th. General Admission is FREE to the public! Everyone is encouraged to come explore and ride the trails and riding features, which will only be closed during events and races.


There will be registration and fees to participate in some of the events and races, and our friends at DINO will be managing and timing the competitions, so you know it will run smooth! There will be more details to come, but on the schedule so far will be kids races (FREE!!), 1-mile time trial, dirt jump competition, dual slalom races, pump track time trials, lake jump and water trail competition (FREE!!), Cross-Country Mountain Bike Racing for all levels, XC Eliminator Short Track, and a Trail Run led by Run to Remember's Lisa Hallett and the Indiana Trail Runners!!


A full schedule will be posted soon, but the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be 11:00 AM on Saturday, Oct. 15th. There will be a FREE BBQ LUNCH afterwards and Live Music in the afternoon!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS and stay posted for more details on calendar of events, registration details, etc!!
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, October 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: Dave G. on May 26, 2016, 10:44:19 PM
Very cool! I definitely will be there.
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, October 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on May 27, 2016, 08:26:53 AM
Very cool! I definitely will be there.


Looking forward to meeting you Dave! I almost hate to admit that I have not made the time to come ride Southwestway yet! I was close enough when I lived in Terre Haute, and I am close enough now that I live in Westfield... I am going to have to squeeze it in between softball games, soccer games, swimming, work, and the Griffin Bike Park!!
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on June 17, 2016, 09:00:58 AM
It is confirmed!!! 13-time World Champion, The Most Winning Mtn Bike Athlete In History, and dual BMX & Mt. Bike Hall of Famer, BRIAN LOPES has just signed on as Official Pro Rider for the Griffin Bike Park Grand Opening Festival in October!!!! Be sure you have it on your calendars to come ride with a LEGEND!!
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on July 15, 2016, 10:17:47 AM
Registration for the Grand Opening is UP!!! Sign up now and come ride with legend Brian Lopes!! Register for all bike events for a discount and compete for the title, King of the Mountain!!

Information (and links) can be found on our website here: https://griffinbikepark.com/grandopening/ (https://griffinbikepark.com/grandopening/)


Link to the Mtn Bike Registration Page can be found here: http://xsimple.formstack.com/forms/griffinbikeparkgrandopeningevent (http://xsimple.formstack.com/forms/griffinbikeparkgrandopeningevent)


Link to the 5k Trail Run (with Lisa Hallett!!) and FREE Fun Run can be found here: http://xsimple.formstack.com/forms/griffinbikepark5ktrailrunandfunrun (http://xsimple.formstack.com/forms/griffinbikepark5ktrailrunandfunrun)


As indicated on the information page of our website, there are many FREE events also! Free rides, competitions, food, and live music!!! Mark your calendars now!


Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on August 25, 2016, 01:31:52 PM
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Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on September 19, 2016, 10:24:42 AM
Oh, another little tid-bit of information... BBC National Radio is going to be AT the Grand Opening for a story on Oct. 15th! WHAT!?
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, October 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: Mahk on October 04, 2016, 08:58:22 PM
Will there be any vendors, or bikes to demo? 

Where can I find info about the skills clinics?

Thanks!
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on October 05, 2016, 10:42:16 AM
As of now we don't have any vendors confirmed. The local bike shops may have some bikes.


For the skills clinics go here: https://www.bikereg.com/sundance-mtb-skills-clinic-griffinbikepark


Thank you!
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on October 10, 2016, 10:15:51 AM
It is confirmed!!! Governor Mike Pence WILL be at the opening ceremony and will RIDE with us for a short time!! Check out the latest newsletter (link below) to see who else will be there, to get registered for the events, or just come to enjoy the fun! General Admission is FREE and all venues will be open to ride. They will only be closed to general riders during each event/competition.


Check out the details, and register through our latest newsletter here: https://madmimi.com/p/2d2fc8/preview


Here is a direct link to register for the bike events: http://xsimple.formstack.com/forms/griffinbikeparkgrandopeningevent


Here is a direct link to register for the 5k: http://xsimple.formstack.com/forms/griffinbikepark5ktrailrunandfunrun


Here is a direct link to register for the skills clinic: https://www.bikereg.com/sundance-mtb-skills-clinic-griffinbikepark


See you all Saturday and Sunday!!
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: ATimman on October 10, 2016, 05:07:04 PM
I was out on Saturday the 8th trying the jump lines. First time on anything that big. What an adrenaline rush. Planning on coming back out on Saturday for the Grand opening.

On another note. Did you order the wooden jumps as prefab jumps or were they built by hand?
If prefab what is the name of the company you got them from.
Would love to put 1 or 2 of them in at a park in Fishers.
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on October 10, 2016, 10:04:16 PM
We did order the wooden jumps and features in the Basic Training Skills Zone. They are "pre-built" but we had to assemble them onsite. We got them from Progressive Bike Ramps. They did come out and help install the skills features and showed us how to assemble the ramps. It was quite a bit of work to assemble all those ramps!


Looking forward to having you at the Grand Opening!! Spread the word and bring your friends!
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: Mad Mikey on October 11, 2016, 10:59:59 AM
Any info about the XC Race course yet? What about start times for each Cat?
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on October 12, 2016, 02:18:59 PM
The XC course will be about 6 mile laps. We will follow ALL formatting for DINO's race series, including start times. If you are not familiar with that, here is a link to their formatting: http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/1923838/22502296/1455240474250/mtbchart.pdf?token=5%2BlEdB%2BVkFRMEzosPs9TnRenrmY%3D


See you there!




Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: Mad Mikey on October 13, 2016, 08:06:37 AM
Cool. Got the route from Rich this morning.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16886828

Now if the weather will cooperate!
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on October 24, 2016, 12:45:53 PM
Mountain Bike Action Magazine was at the Grand Opening all weekend... check out their photo of the day for 10/19/16! http://mbaction.com/home-page/photo-of-the-day-pump-track-action-in-indiananew

Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on October 24, 2016, 12:47:17 PM
And another photo of the day on 10/21/16 - Go Rich Moore!! http://mbaction.com/home-page/photo-of-the-day-more-pump-track-action-from-indiana
Title: Re: GRAND OPENING! Sat-Sun, Oct. 15th-16th, 2016
Post by: klainet on October 24, 2016, 01:03:34 PM
I apologize for taking some time to post about the Grand Opening. Hopefully you were able to see it first-hand because it was AMAZING! We had well over 3,000 visitors during the weekend. Governor Pence's visit was fantastic and the whole opening ceremony was superb. There are too many people to thank for getting us here, so thank you all! We literally had folks working all night, multiple nights, completing portions of the infrastructure and it looks GREAT!


Even if you have been to the park recently, but before the Grand Opening, you owe it to yourself to come see the recent changes! The majority of the signage is up, the LZ riding areas are complete with some new additions, and the trails are riding great!


We thoroughly enjoyed having pro rider Brian Lopes riding with us all weekend, along with Mountain Bike Action Magazine and the nice folks from the Denver Parks & Rec department who came to check out our world-class facilities! And DINO ensured our competitions and races were smooth!


The Baddest Bike Park on 300 acres is officially open!! And don't forget... ADMISSION IS FREE! And we are open 24/7, pending weather/trail conditions. There is NOWHERE nearby where your entire family can have more fun on a bike then the Griffin Bike Park!