City looks for mountain bike skills location

Vernon council has directed staff to work with the North Okanagan Cycling Society

Mountain bike enthusiasts may eventually have a new place to hang out.

Vernon council has directed staff to work with the North Okanagan Cycling Society to find a site for a bike skills park.

“It creates another activity for our youth,” said Coun. Dalvir Nahal.

A total of $15,000 will also be included in the 2017 parks capital budget for a bike skills park for council’s consideration, with a target of 2017 for construction subject to successful fundraising by the cycling society.

“With the Okanagan Rail Trail moving ahead,  we need this facility and it will be huge for our tourists,” said Nahal.

 

Vernon Morning Star