New Louisville Attraction for Beginner and Experienced Mountain Bike Riders
Right outside of Jeffersontown, the newest outdoor attraction at The Parklands of Floyds Fork, the Silo Center Bike Park in Turkey Run Park opened on September 15. The bike park contains downhill flow trails, a skills loop and pump tracks, all specially built by the talented professionals at the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).
“Twenty First Century Parks worked with IMBA to design an exciting, progressive set of mountain biking trails and features that will introduce new riders to the sport as well as allow experienced riders to practice and develop skills,” says 21st Century Parks CEO Dan Jones.
Bike park amenities offer beginners a smooth introduction and opportunities that are more challenging for experienced riders. Visitors can go at their own pace, testing and improving riding abilities using the skills loop and beginner pump track working their way up to more-difficult flow trails and an intermediate pump track.
Hours for the Silo Center Bike Park will be 10 a.m. – sunset throughout the fall season. Riders should anticipate occasional temporary closures for trail maintenance and in the event of inclement weather. The bike park will close for the winter on Monday, November 20.
Trails and amenities within the bike park are for bikes only. Pedestrians and pets are not permitted on the trails, pump tracks or skills loop. For the safety and enjoyment of all, riders should come prepared with the appropriate safety equipment, including a helmet, and follow all bike park rules. A full list of rules is posted at the main entrance of the bike park as well as online at theparklands.org/bikepark.
All areas of The Parklands, including Silo Center Bike Park, are free and open to all thanks to donations from the community.