We hope you all enjoyed the dirt jumps at the park this season. Much work goes into providing this one-of-a-kind bike park, and we need your help to open again for 2020!
We currently do not have enough funds to begin the annual work on the jumps, which we hope to start as soon as the weather dries up in the spring. Yes, it is still a ways away but it takes many cogs to keep the proverbial wheel turning.
The North Saanich Freeride Park is located on North Saanich parks land, however, it is operated by volunteers - a relatively small team of dedicated volunteers - and funded by donations from the community.
We managed to scrape by with an operating budget for 2019 of $4,000. This was just enough to open the park, minus the double black line. We were able to pay for the bare minimum expenses but not the double blacks, which meant no jump events. Our bank account is running dry which means we need your help NOW in order to keep the park open in 2020.
For 2020 we need a budget of $8,000 - $22,000 minimum to meet our goals.
This breaks down into:
- $3,500 in excavator and tool rentals for our annual spring refresh of the jumps to get them ready for the season
- $1,000 in labour and consultant fees for jump construction
- $2,000 - $3,000 in construction materials for completion of our new viewing deck and tool shed/office
- $500 for tools and hoses
- $500 to pay for medical support and toilets for our 2020 dirt jump competition
- $16,000 to pay for 4 wooden lips ($4,000/ramp from http://flowformramps.com) to re-open the double black line
We absolutely need your financial and physical support to make the park happen!
We're excited to introduce donation rewards! Donate by October 15th and you will receive:
(We will be placing the order for things on Oct 15th and then arranging delivery days for people's schwag once it arrives :)
$50 donation - One of our awesome new limited edition water bottles:
$75 donation - one of our sweet shirts - you get to pick from our 6 designs:
Yellow on Fuchsia:
Yellow on baby blue:
Yellow on Mauve:
Black on brown:
Super stealth black on black:
Black on grey:
Black on navy:
Donate $100 and get a water bottle and a t-shirt
Donate $150 and get a Hoodie! Your choice of the same colours as the t-shirts.
- David Jack
- Jay Milligan
- TOdd HOward
- Ryan Diebel
- Terri Dobree
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