Prineville bike projects are getting off the ground — and getting big air. In addition to the projected Crooked River Bikeway, Central Oregon’s first bike park is coming to Prineville this summer. Three years ago, after a group of teens approached the city council asking for a bike track, bike enthusiasts began fundraising and partnering with local businesses for the project, which cost approximately $89,000.
“It’s been a huge community effort,” said County Commissioner Seth Crawford, referring to local donations and volunteer work on the park. “It has something for everyone, from two-year-olds to seniors. We’re really excited because this is something that kids and families can do together, and it’s the first one in Central Oregon.” With a grand opening set for July 16, the course is located next to Ochoco Creek Park in the middle of town and includes a BMX pump track, mountain biking obstacles and an area for families and novice riders.