Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Andrew Mitchell wins the Canadian Nationals!

Huuuuge congratulations to Andrew Mitchell who is again crowned the Canadian Champion for the 3rd time!

With a few years of setbacks and fresh out of rehab for an ankle issue, he sweeps the Nationals once again!

And this is the man who has been designing and working on the Freeride BC park so that we can all have a place to train and reach peek physical conditions… or just roll around, it is still just a fun park.


  “Andrew Mitchell showed us he’s back after an absence due to injuries, with the fastest time of the day at 3:27.97. Second place went to Jamie Biluk with a time of 3:29.84. Jamie was focused and looking fast all weekend, but a minor mistake was all it took with such fast times. Dean Tennant was the fastest qualified on Saturday with a smoking 3:28.51, but came third for a second straight year with a time of 3 minutes 30.38.31”

Full article HERE


Friday, June 25, 2010


Get in there and enjoy the park, we have completed another phase, one that you cannot ignore at the back end of the park but ride within your limits!

We did a bit of Soil Tac testing on the intermediate sections and once things naturally pack down we will go back in and finish it all off, sealing the park into concrete.

Huge thanks again to all involved and lets gather up some more funding for the tree'd Rotary Fitness sections!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Park Closure! June 9 onwards until complete.

It has been so long since we did an update and to be honest I just figured out the codes to get back in thanks to LiveWriter program saving it all.

Park is closed folks… but not for long!

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We are inside the park as we speak cleaning up and designing/building the technical advanced sections. While we are in there it is very important to stay out until we are done. We are prepping the material for Soil Tac a very expensive procedure so please hold your enthusiasm until we re open.

If you do jump the fence the park resident Buck will be waiting for you and he is highly trained.deer in park 208

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The Rotary Club had a successful Monte Carlo casino night and did a bang up job of raising money for the park. HUUUGE thanks for the influx of help even though we are a bit lacking on the blogging of all the updates.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rotary Fitness Zone!

This is the surprise… I suck at holding back surprises but if you all behave and stay clear of the park when we close it we can promise you a super fun new section will arrive!

Chris Lamb is the man behind many of the best trails we love to shred in Whistler and last Summer he visited the park and got stoked on what we had planned. We were stoked just to have a guy like him build our slalom track!

So he has signed on to help future track development next Spring in our local project of community love!


The amazing people of Rotary have also agreed to help fundraise and in return we will have Chris make the Rotary Fitness section the place to be!



Check out some of Chris’s work in these links:


Now, we have already built a large BMX inspired Pump Track at the park entrance but Chris is going to transform the tree'd section into a Disneyland of trails, natural and tight and fast!EVIL TRACK OF DEATH 008














Seasonal park closure folks!

We attempted to have the park cleaned and Soil Tac ready for the winter but we have sadly missed the window of opportunity!


The weather ahs not been the best and the park is absolutely un-ridable.


Please understand that it is for the safety of the parks jumps and tracks and of course for  yourself too.


Please refrain from jumping the fence because bluntly speaking every time you do you cost our society money that we are saving for future developments.  It is slimy and gross in there anyways, you are not missing much… trust  us!


Any park related questions please email us.


Next year we have a surprise for everyone so please help keep the wear and tear down to zero so we can show you what is cooking!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Weather Closure!

The park is open to public and free for all to use between dawn and dusk but some of you may have noticed the gate is closed from time to time.  This is for safety reasons and for the park general health too. The park can also be shut down at our discretion if some one has modified the course in anyway and we need to repair the damage but for the most part not a problem at all, the weather is to blame! 


When it rains heavily the jumps become  wet and slimy causing concern for safety as there is little to no traction at all, and when you ride the jumps or the pump track with or without proper tires you cause extreme damage to the surface.


Then when it all dries out we are left with heavily rutted tire tracks all over the park so we must close it down until it dries up! This drains our resources and partial course closures or the entire park needs to be closed for repair.


This Saturday we are holding a cleanup party, basically a modest day raking rocks and debris off the course so that we can prepare the site wit ha product called Soil Tac!  What Soil Tac does is penetrate the surface of the park about an inch thick making water bead off the surface almost making it into concrete. This will safe the park from heavy winter conditions and all of us can ride it safely!

We would have don't this before but the funds were simply not there to do so until now through very generous donations and community support!


Keep in mind this entire park has come to life through the endless hard work of a small group of people and as with every project of this size and the amazing growth we have had there are communication issues and lack of man hours  at times.   We will promise to have this blog updated every time the park is closed so you can check prior to driving or riding out.


Thanks a bunch and we hope to see you this Saturday!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Park Cleanup needed for Winter!!

We are ready to winterize the park but we need your help!

We need to,   -MUST- clean it next week to prepare it for a winterization treatment, machines are lined up and we will weather proof the jumps from nasty MR Winter!

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Here is a link with more pictures of what the weather has been doing to the park!

Face book has been set up as well..:




To Clean the ROCK from the Park!

North Saanich Bike Park, Mills Road

Saturday, October 24

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Before the park can be winterized for year-round use, there is some cleaning up to do.

Please bring your friends, your energy and a smile!

We need to know that you are coming as lunch will be provided.

Please rsvp to

Safety first! Be prepared for a short safety talk before the work starts.

You will also be required to sign a 'Volunteer Registration Form.'


Jane Victoria King
Land: (250) 298-9367
Mobile: (250) 886-5652
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Hope to see you there and remember RSVP is a must so that we know who is attending so we can supply refreshments!