Plainfield Bike Park

Organization: Chicago Area Mountain Bikers

Year: 2007

Amount: $10,000

Status: Project complete

Type: Bike park

Address: Plainfield Bike Park, Plainfield, IL

A $10,000 grant will help the western chapter of the Chicago Area Mountain Bikers (CAMBr West) to construct the Plainfield Bike Park. The recent closure of a private bike park and BMX bans at several skateparks motivated CAMBr West to seek a legal place for BMX riders, mountain bikers, and freeriders to ride in the Chicago Metro area.

The bike park will be part of the Plainfield Park District, which plans to hold bicycling events and youth programs at the facility once it is built. The Park District is also constructing a bike path that will link to the regional path network and make the bike park a "destination facility" along the route. The park's location will provide great exposure for bicycling and encourage new people to get out and ride!