The City of Oshawa’s new BMX Bike Park officially opened on August 18 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony with members of the Oshawa City Council and the BMX community in attendance.
The BMX Bike Park is located at 1095 Thornton Road North (east side of Thornton Road North and south of the Oshawa Airport Golf Club) in the future Rose Valley Community Park. The BMX Park is a dirt jump track that is approximately 5,000 square metres and incorporates numerous features including bermed corners, rolling step ups/downs, rollers, double rollers and tilted rollers. The park is divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced tracks with corresponding features for each level.
The BMX Bike Park was developed in consultation with active BMX enthusiasts from the local BMX community. A team of volunteer stewards have donated their time to help in the maintenance of the track.
The development of a BMX Bike Park in Oshawa supports the Council-approved Parks, Recreation, Library and Culture Facility Needs Assessment that recommended a feasibility study to determine the need for a BMX / mountain bike park.