Did you know that the city is looking to turn the Cheasty Greenbelt into a mountain bike park? There’s a meeting about this on Tuesday. The project, in my opinion, is being pushed through with as little noise as possible to avoid opposition.
The meeting is taking place this Tuesday (3/25) at the Jefferson Community Center from 6:30-8PM. According to this official meeting notice:
Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to join in the Cheasty Mountain Bike Pilot Project public meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave S, 98108.
The pilot project will take place in Cheasty Greenspace, located on the east slope of Beacon Hill directly above the Rainier Valley and Martin Luther King Way. The project will provide a soft surface mountain bike trail at Cheasty Greenspace. The goal is to provide a mountain bike experience for users of all ages and abilities in conjunction with ongoing and future forest restoration.
There’s a lot more info about the folks behind the proposal, the planning, and the goals here, at beaconbikepark.com. From their site, it looks like things are moving forward:
On January 9, 2014, the Seattle Parks Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a mountain bike pilot project in
Cheasty Greenspace, aka Beacon Bike Park. The Seattle Parks staff will be managing much of the process for building the park. However, they are looking to volunteers (all of us) torestore the 34 acres of forest and build the trails. Please stay connected to these efforts by joining our email list below and by liking our Facebook page.