New Bellingham Bike Park

On Sept. 28, the Port of Bellingham will celebrate the grand opening of a new mountain bike park along the downtown waterfront. The event will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. and feature pump track races and bike demos in addition to a beer garden, food trucks and a DJ. The public will be able to access the park from Granary Avenue or Laurel Street.

The port teamed up with Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition to create a large pump track and singletrack sidewalk. To construct the facility, the port hired local contractor Shire Built, known for mountain bike projects such as Mohawk Trail on Galbraith, the Civic Field dirt jumps and the Burlington Indoor Bike Park.

The park is part of a bigger vision for the area, which will eventually be developed into a large city park that will go through the downtown waterfront.

By Karen Robes Meeks