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As snow melts from the mountains, cyclists are getting amped up to hit the trails around Seward.  Riders big and small are getting their bikes tuned up, tires pumped, and grabbing their helmets. Riders can soon ride on the highly anticipated Seward Community Bike Park located on the corner of the Seward Highway and Sea Lion Avenue.  

This all-inclusive park will include all the components that the Seward residents and children voted for last fall, including the very popular Whale Tail and Serpent Spine! Thanks to our entire community and many granting organizations; we have successfully raised all the funding needed to complete another community-funded, community-built project.

Here is a breakdown on what you will find: Three riding options including a pump track, single track, and skills trail. Components include the Split Decision, multiple 4’ kicker ramps, the Whale Tail, Double Roller, and the Serpent Spine!  All components can be ridden with a non-motorized bicycle. 

Whether you are a toddler on a strider bike, a teen on a mountain bike, or a parent on a fat-tire bike, this progressive bike park will allow any rider to increase their skill level. For those that like to spectate, there will be benches set throughout the park.

You have probably seen the removal of trees and shrubs on site by the City of Seward.  This preparation is to allow access to the park engineer, Eddie Kessler from Ptarmigan Ptrails, LLC and his crew to do the on-site ground work before we swoop up our wonderful Seward volunteers to assist in the hands-on build on June 7–9.  Save the dates! If you know you’ll be available that weekend, please visit our website to sign up.

A grand opening celebration is in the works for Father’s Day weekend on Saturday, June 15. Keep a lookout for more details on the opening ceremony.  

Thank you to all those who have supported us along the way. We made it because of your support and encouragement. 

A special thanks to Providence Alaska Foundation, Seward PTA, Rasmuson Foundation, Shoreside Petroleum, The Tougas Family, Seward Community Foundation, Petro Marine, and the City of Seward.

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