City Bike Park re-opened on May 29, 2021!
Pre-renovation (10+ years of neglect)
The Park as Rose City BMX
The park, formerly known as Rose City BMX Track, has been closed for 10 years. It was active from 1981 – 2011. With the rebranding comes a new purpose. Check out About Us for details.
The park has a long, rich history. Before it officially closed in 2011, BMX races were frequently held at the track.
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Richmond Parks Department opened the track to the public.
The Rose City BMX Park was approved by Don McBride (President, Richmond Parks & Recreation Department Board). Kirby Bales, received approval to lease (99 year term) the bike park from Richmond Parks & Recreation.
Kirby received approval of the track plan and work began later this year.
In 1987, Rose City BMX was disbanded as an organization. In the same year, the park was very fortunate that a local family stepped in to do a complete rebuild of the BMX track.
In 2007 a major rebuild occurred which included 128 triaxle loads of clay-based dirt.
In February 2019 we lost Kirby Bales, who managed the bike park, known at the time as the Rose City BMX Track, for more than 25 years.
For more details, go to https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pal-item/obituary.aspx?n=kirby-lee-bales&pid=191538533&fhid=13556