GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — After weeks of construction, the American Ramp Company and Single Track Trails are almost done with the valley’s newest bike park. Dos Rios Bike Playground, in Grand Junction, is near completion–expected to be open by the end of May.

The Bike Playground is designed to be accessible to a wide variety of riders, from small children on strider bikes, to kids of all ages, to adults looking to build their skills and confidence. Four distinct lines will be offered: one beginner, one beginner/intermediate, and two adjacent intermediate that involve either tabletops or jumps.

The concept is to help build biking skills that people of all ages can use to further their passion for biking, be it road biking and commuting, BMX or mountain biking at the nearby Lunch Loop Trail System. With easy access to the Colorado Riverfront Trail and at the center of the continually improving River Corridor, the City expects high utilization.

The project budget is $120,000, which was funded by a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation as a part of a broader park improvement project which included a redesign of Riverside Park. The Riverside Park redesign project was a collaborative effort with brought about by input from members of the Riverside Neighborhood community.

As the community enjoys these new amenities, including those at Dos Rios, please remember that social distancing measures must still be observed, and group size needs to be kept within the allowable limit. To access the trail, park in the Las Colonias parking lot, and ride your bike westbound down the riverfront trail, near the 5th street bridge.