As a resident of the City of Langford, Jordie Lunn was a larger than life character who had a signiﬁcant impact on the global cycling community. Lunn shared his passion for the sport with kids as a coach and with his neighborhood, by building bike parks and coaching camps/clinics. He built several mountain and dirt-biking trails around Vancouver Island with his family and friends, including the downhill trails and dirt jump park at Bear Mountain.
He was an ambassador for extreme mountain biking on the Island, helping to organize events in the area that attracted professional riders from around the world.
In partnership with the City of Langford, the Wheelhouse Cycling Society, and the Lunn Family, the naming of the space as “The Jordie Lunn Bike Park” is a ﬁtting tribute to honor his legacy. It will invite cycling enthusiasts of all ages to experience the same joy that Jordie experienced riding his bike, while also bringing a community together in the use, care, and stewardship of the Park.
The park, located near Irwin Road in Langford, will feature a host of cycling features: 2 km of 3m wide cyclocross / mountain trails by Workhorse Trail Design; a pump track built by world class builder Velosolutions; intermediate and expert level dirt jumps by Darren Berrecloth at JD Parks; a skills area, and a dedicated clubhouse to host camps/clinics and provide other services.
Onsite parking and bike wash services will also be included. The park will also serve to host future cycling events; from grass roots competition to world class racing.
Funding to construct the park is a shared partnership between the City of Langford and the Wheelhouse Cycling Society. With a proposed $1.4 Million budget, the Society has agreed to set a community fundraising target of $100,000 in contribution to this goal.
OVERALL PARK BUDGET
Bridges and Culverts - $120,000.00
Parking Lots - $80,000.00
New Trail - $90,000.00
Jump Park - $125,000.00
Pump track - $265,000.00
Bike Skills - $65,000.00
Clubhouse - $300,000.00
Sewer Connection - $50,000.00
Consultants - $40,000.00
Miscellaneous - $75,000.00
Total - $1,210,000.00
Contingency - $181,500.00
OVERALL TOTAL - $1,391,500.00
CONTRIBUTIONS AND FUNDRAISING
Volunteer hours ($20/hr) - $48,000.00 (2400 hrs)
Corporate Sponsorship - $50,000
Crowd Funding - $100,000
In-kind Sponsor of Materials - $100,000
Event Fundraising - $20,000
TOTAL = $318,000
For more information visit www.jordielunnbikepark.com
For More Information:
Jon Watkin - Director - Wheelhouse Cycling Society / [email redacted] |
Donna Petrie - Manager of Business Development & Events / [email redacted] |
- Kirsten Sweetland
- Nick Wood
- Marc Burgess
- Charlie DePape
- Yvonne Mendel