Vernon grant application could fund second phase of Becker Mountain bike skills park

Grant sought for skills park

Vernon will seek a $500,000 provincial grant to complete the second phase of a bike skills park on Becker Mountain.

Councillors are expected to support the project, which would be funded through the B.C. Destination Development Fund.

The fund is currently accepting applications.

Phase 1 of the Becker Park bike skills area opened in June 2018.

The second phase will include improvements and additions to the trail network, a paved pump track, bike skills area, and a new dirt jump area.

A report to council says the expansion would "create a modern mountain bike skills park that will provide a safe, fun, and progressive environment for all abilities of riders from beginner to expert."

The work is included as part of the city's Parks Master Plan, and is identified as a 2024 project.

The project team is confident the amenities can be constructed within the grant limit of $500,000.

Grant applications are due Dec. 7.

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