Gresham could be moving forward on
a new BMX track.
(Photo: David Hucke)
Two big bits of news for local BMX riders…
This Thursday (12/9) the City of Gresham Parks Committee will hear a presentation by residents who are working to build a new BMX/pump track at the Gradin Community Sports Park. The 32 acre site just west of Highway 26 and north of the Springwater Corridor Trail at SE Hogan Ave, has been slated for a host of improvements. 51-year old Gresham resident David Hucke is spearheading an effort to build a BMX track at the location. He’s has already gotten the ear of the Mayor of Gresham, volunteers, and even corporate sponsors to help with the project.
Hucke says it’s crucial that the Parks Committee sees a strong show of support for BMX at the meeting. If you’d like to support this project, come to the Springwater Trail Room at Gresham City Hall (1333 NW Eastman Parkway) this Thursday at 6:30 pm. Check out the Gresham BMX Park Facebook page where you can see plans, get updates, and learn more.
be in Portland tomorrow.
Closer to home here in Portland, BMX lovers are getting psyched for a special event tomorrow night that will feature legendary rider Mat Hoffman. Hoffman will be in town for a showing of The Birth of Big Air, a documentary that details the evolution of vert ramp riding with Hoffman as its central figure.
The showing will take place at Nemo Designs (1875 SE Belmont). A $5 donation will go toward a fund to help Michael Vincent, a well-known BMX and action sports figure who suffered a major injury after being hit by a car while riding in Los Angeles back in January.
Watch the trail for The Birth of Big Air below…