The transformation of the Eagan Bike Park: build day, spring 2013

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MORC board member Chance Glasford orchestrated a dozen volunteers yesterday for a big build/rebuild of the MORC pump/jump park in Eagan (Facebook page link).  His May 6 blog post set the stage:

This coming Saturday will be the first major build day at the Eagan Bike Park, the newest addition to the MORC riding facilities. The park is currently about 80% complete after all the hard work from the volunteers last year. The original group of volunteers approached MORC and asked if MORC would like to partner with the City and help take this Bike Park to the next level and fulfill its true potential.

The answer was “Yes” and now is the time to act! There will be a Mini-Excavator, Skid Steer and gas plate compactor on site to speed up the building, but a majority of the work will still need to be done by hand. Please come help make the first bike park in the Metro area a success! Dress for trail work, wear closed toed shoes and bring gloves. (continued)

Mark Gavin, de-berming at the Eagan Bike ParkWhen I wasn’t learning the art of de-berming from MORC board member and treasurer Mark Gavin, I periodically took photos of the amazing transformation. 

I could only be there from 9-noon so I’ll try to get back there in the next day or so and take some more photos to show the end-of-build-day results.

See my large slideshow of 3 dozen photos (recommended) or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:


  1. Griff Wigley said:

    Great video of the build day by Jon Theis at Entice Media Works:

    May 13, 2013
  2. Tim said:

    Sweet park! I’ve ridden on something like that but I bet it’s a blast. Any plans for events or races?

    May 23, 2013
  3. Griff Wigley said:

    Tim, from what I’ve heard, the City of Eagan currently doesn’t allow organized competitions in the bike park. I’m hoping they’ll change their minds once they see other municipalities doing it.

    May 23, 2013

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