The ribbon was cut on a new set of bike paths at Jordie Lunn Bike Park, while the town of Langford also opened a pavilion for the park.
The gravity zone and nature trails unveiled include nine trails that opened on Tuesday, with a total of 12 expected to be open by the end of 2022. Construction on the pavilion will begin in the coming weeks and open in 2023.
Mayor Stew Young said it was one of the best projects the city has undertaken.
“It’s a long-term vision that we talked about as a council, the preservation of green space in the areas. I know he’s been sitting here for 22 years…but protected for something as big as this to happen.
The clubhouse will include bike repair and rental shops, as well as offices for Cycling Canada and Cycling BC, and is partially funded by the Lunn family who donated $150,000 from Road2Recovery campaign proceeds to help fund the project. Jordie Lunn’s father, mother and brother were present at the ceremony.
“We were blessed with all kinds of opportunities in cycling because my dad worked so hard to build many community trails in Parksville, where we grew up. So (Jordie) would like it because it’s a new facility like we created it when we were kids and the kids in Victoria will have modern trails to walk which I think will be progressive and popular,” the brother said. by Jordie, Craig Lunn.
Jordie was a prominent member of the mountain biking community on Vancouver Island, competing internationally, appearing in big budget films and hosting local competitions before his death after a biking accident in October 2019.
“Now that some time has passed, it’s nice to see that money being used for something positive,” Lunn said.
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