Short stories about bike parks
When we started our film on bike parks, we intended to document a single park as it was being built in Denver. But dealings got complicated between the city, neighborhoods, cyclists, and sponsors. The build was delayed, then put on hold indefinitely. As winter approached, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and the Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA) started looking for an alternate site for a park.
While we waited, we brought two existing parks into the story. Highbridge Park in northern Manhattan and I-5 Colonnade in Seattle were the first to successfully navigate these new political waters, transforming destitute land into safe places to ride and learn. Their patience and hard work had provided a path for other cities to follow. Six months later, the Colorado build was underway.
These three short films were edited from the broader project and reflect the guiding principles we heard most often — what’s good for kids, the enjoyment of riding, and working together.
The Next Generation
So you want to build a bike park