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Cordata Community Park – Public Meeting

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When: January 10th

Where: Birchwood Presbyterian Church, #3 Chapel, 400 Meadowbrook Ct, Bellingham.

Time: 6-8pm

 

Hello all,

If you’d like to learn more about the future Cordata Community Park along with the proposed pump track (among many items), here’s more info.

Bellingham Parks and Recreation invites the public to the first of three public meetings to review and comment on plans for the first phase of the new community park in the Cordata neighborhood. The meeting will be held January 10, 2018, from 6-8 PM at Birchwood Presbyterian Church, #3 Chapel, 400 Meadowbrook Ct, Bellingham.

The design is based on the park master plan adopted by the City Council in September 2017. Phase one focuses on the north activity node including a spray park, playground, parkour area, bicycle pump track, adult exercise area, picnic shelter and restroom. Phase one also includes a trail loop through the park, an open playfield, pedestrian gateways, landscaping, art, and parking.

The Parks and Recreation Department welcomes all residents to attend the Jan. 10 meeting but will also accept written comments, which can be e-mailed to Jonathan Schilk or mailed to the Parks and Recreation Department at 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham, WA 98225.

The City acquired the new 20-acre park in 2015 with voter approved Greenways 3 Levy funds. The park is located on the east side of Cordata Parkway between Stuart and Horton Roads, in the Cordata Neighborhood.

For more information or to sign up for future notices, please contact Jonathan Schilk at Parks and Recreation, or visit the Parks website athttps://www.cob.org/gov/projects/Pages/Parks/cordata-community-park.aspx

Reduce Bike Theft by Registering Your Bike with Project 529 at Shoot the Trails!

Here’s how it works:

Register your bike here: https://project529.com/garage/organizations/bellinghampolicedepartment/landing

Provide the serial #, manufacture, model, frame color and accent color

If your bike gets stolen, you use the Project 529 app to notify local authority and others app holders to keep an eye out for the bike.  Your description gives the police probable cause to question and seize your bike.  It will also be easier to claim your bike if it is recovered by the police.

BRING YOUR BIKE INFO TO SHOOT THE TRAILS AND WE’LL DO IT FOR YOU!!

There are also free registrations Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm at the Bellingham Police Department (BPD) on 505 Grand Ave.

 

Statistics from the BPD

From 10/17/16 to 10/11/17 there were 282 reported bike thefts.  205 (73%) were reported without a serial number.  74 bikes (26%) were recovered after being stolen.  There were 203 bikes found abandoned and impounded by the BPD.  BPD was only able to return 30 of them based on looking up the serial number and finding the owners. The rest were donated or sent to auction.

 

Thank You Wander and Cyclist’s Menu!

We had a great night at Wander with great food and beer, fun people and great energy! Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the ride and the raffle!  Thank you Wander Brewing for hosting us and donating to the WMBC and thank you Cyclist Menu for thinking about our local non-profit, brewery and farms and bringing us all together.

 

Ride Bikes Eat Food Tour on Tuesday, October 10th

Tour poster credit: @wild_on_tap

Bikes, food, beer? Sounds like fun eh’?
The Cyclist’s Menu is stopping in Bellingham and working on building community and spreading the love of Ride Bikes Eat Food.
Tour Goals: Raise money for local trail organizations, work together with local businesses to host an incredible group ride, farm direct foods & meet a lot of new friends.
Introduce each community to our core brand partners: Kitsbow & Zeal Optics.
Wander Brewing Community Tuesdays! October 10th, 2017
Location: Wander Brewing meet at 4pm
*PINT NIGHT! $1 from each beer sold goes towards Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition. More Trail! WMBC Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
Group Ride: Leaves Wander Brewing at 4:20pm
*Come one, come all, NO DROP, MTB Ride with The Kona Bike Shop
Ride starts and finishes at Wander Brewing Co.
Raffle Tickets: $5/each OR 5 tickets for $20!
*There will be a bunch of awesome locally made goods and items from Kitsbow Cycling Apparel.
Bellingham Trail Organization: Funds generated will benefit WMBC Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
Bellingham supporting businesses: Wander Brewing , The Kona Bike Shop , Community Food Co-op , High Above Designs

Help the WMBC Joyriders Collect a Mountain of Food

The WMBC Joyriders are hosting a month-long food drive called Mountains of Food starting August 15 and ending September 14 to benefit the Bellingham Food Bank. You may drop off donations at any participating bike shops.

The participating shops are Alleycat Bike Shop, Bellingham Cycle Works, Earl’s Bike Shop, Fairhaven Bicycles, Fanatik Bike Co., The Hub Community Bike Shop, Jack’s Bicycle Center, The Kona Bike Shop, Kulshan Cycles, Lenny’s Bike Shop, Mister Lost’s Mobile Bike Shop and Transition Bikes. While we will accept all non-perishable food donations, we are looking for high protein items such as nut butters, hearty canned soups, canned tuna, protein bars, shelf stable milk and cereal. Help us collect Mountains of Food!

 

We’ll cutting the ribbon on Wednesday, August 9th to officially open Bellingham’s first pump track!
Come on down, join in on the fun and pump the track with Professional DH mountain biker Jill Kintner.
Fanatik Bike will be bringing demo bikes for you to try and firing up the grill!
Hope to see you there!

Time: 5:30 pm to 8pm

 

Civic Field DJ Park Build Day 8/12/17

There will be a build day at the Civic Field Dirt Jump Park this Saturday. Come out to throw some dirt around (they have hose so it’ll stick!) We’ll work form 9am till noon and then I’ll be grilling burgers and handing out drinks. Afterwards, a photographer from the WMBC JoyRiders will be there to take jumping shots of everyone for their food drive. Bring the bike, bring the kids and let’s ride and dig! Questions? Email manualmike@icloud.com

Pump Track Build Day this Sunday the 16th

We’re aaaaaaaaaalmost done.  Please join us on Sunday to help finish putting up the last bit of fencing, haul some dirt and spread out some beauty bark. Build day starts at 10 am and we might wrap up around 3 or 4-ish.

Galbraith Mountain Access/Parking Update

Hi there bikers, runners and hikers!

Spring has sprung and it’s starting to get really busy again on Galbraith again.  As such, we’d like to update you on the parking situations for both sides of the mountain so we can continue to be courteous to our fellow neighbors.

SAMISH WAY PARKING

  • Blind Spots! Yikes!- Reminder that the north side of Samish Way is officially a No Parking zone, so the neighbors can safely exit onto Samish Way and so riders have a shoulder to safely get to/from the parking lot.  Also, parking your car too close to the edge of the Samish Parking Lot completely blocks the view for people trying to exit from the lot.

GALBRAITH LANE

  • Four Legged Friends– Keep them on a leash until you reach the gate or as you exit the mountain and, as always, pick up their poop
  • Watch your speed and your voices.  Keep your language PG.
  • Bathrooms– Closest bathrooms are at Lake Padden
  • Parking– Avoid parking along Galbraith Lane.

THE DOLLAR LOT

  • No Drop Off/Pick Up Activity due to its size.  This creates congestion and traffic.
  • Parking Allowed for: paying users, Mr. Lost Bike Shop customers and March Northwest clinics.
  • Toilet- for paying users, Mr. Lost Bike Shop customers and March Northwest Clinics.
  • Dollar Lot Rules

o   Keep driveway clear

o   Pick up after your dog

o   Please control your kids and dogs. (Children should be attended)

o   Pack it in/ pack it out

o   No bicycle skidding

o   Park in marked areas only

o   Drive slowly

o   Have fun, be safe

 

NORTHSIDE ACCESS/BIRCH ST

  • Four Legged Friends– Keep them on a leash and pick up their poop
  • Watch your speed and your voices.  Keep your language PG.
  • Bathrooms– Closest bathrooms are at Whatcom Falls Park
  • Parking– ample parking at Whatcom Falls Park.  Avoid parking on the narrow road at the end of Back Door (Birch Falls Way).  There are large construction trucks that need to get through that street.

Joyrider Kick Off

Everyone was buzzing with excitement at the Joyrider Season Kick Off event. There were lots of awesome women and and loads of stoke. Looking forward to some fun after work rides with this crew. Here’s the link to the ride schedule : https://wmbcmtb.org/joyriders/