||[May. 17th, 2004|08:54 pm]
|||||happy as all hell||]|
CHANDLER AND BMX RIDERS WIN BIG!!!
As you should know, Pat Blackburn has been leading the Chandler wing of the 3BC. Well he went to a city council meeting the other night and he's happy to report that the council unanimously passed a measure to appropriate $75,000 to cover design costs for a concrete grindpark! Community input meetings will be held soon, in which riders will tell parks and rec what they want in the park. I'll let you know when those meetings will go down. Now listen skaters and inliners: The council wants to make this a bikes-only park. That's not because of the 3BC and the riders that have been working with us. From the beginning, we have advocated that the park should be mixed use, just like we advocate that the existing concrete parks should be mixed use. It looks like that with a lot of cities, they just can't seem to figure out that bikes, skateboards and inline skates can use the same park. Well, what can ya do? Maybe they'll realize it when they're arresting skaters in the bike park, and in the same breath, arresting bike riders in the skatepark. At this point, we're finally getting some bike-friendly concrete, so I can't complain. Thanks to all the riders, parents and supporters that went to city meetings to make this happen, and special thanks goes to Pat Blackburn, Leslie Saturday, Dave Taylor, Tyler Coleman, Matt Rich, and Shawn.