North Houston Bike Park Sets Opening Date

22 July 2019
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Originally published here in the Houston Business Journal.


The North Houston Bike Park is a premiere BMX destination and among the biggest bike parks in the country. BMX, or Bicycle Motocross, is a competitive bicycling sport. Bikers can either race on a track, pull tricks on obstacles, or ride their bike completely freestyle. Among the features is a BMX-sanctioned race track, allowing the park to host national professional competitions. Walter P Moore provided Civil and Water Resources Engineering services for the 20-acre campus.

The Houston Business Journal talks more about the park and its opening next month:

“When Houston was selected to host the 2020 UCI BMX World Championships in 2016, it was seen as opportunity for the city to earn international recognition in the world of extreme sports. The only trouble was that the facility where the BMX Championship would be held didn’t yet exist.

But after nearly four years of work, the North Houston Bike Park is nearing completion. City leaders have picked Aug. 16 as the park’s official opening date.” 

Adjacent to the recently constructed North Houston Skatepark — the largest skatepark in North America — the North Houston Bike Park is helping revitalize the struggling Greenspoint neighborhood and transform the quality of Houston’s public spaces. In a city reputed as lacking in options for outdoor enthusiasts, this park will not only put Houston on the radar as a destination for extreme sports, but also help transform the quality of life for residents and the community.

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