Sapwi Bike PARK OVERVIEW
The Sapwi Bike Park is a partnership between the Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association (CORBA) and Conejo Recreation and Parks District (CRPD). The park is a free, public recreational bicycle skills park facility located in the heart of beautiful Sapwi Trails Community Park in Thousand Oaks, California.
The Community Park features several miles of multi-use trails, natural habitat preservation, and other activities such as disc golf, cross-country running and model aircraft flying.
CORBA, a 501c3 nonprofit, is a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). CORBA has entered into an agreement with CRPD to construct and maintain Sapwi Trails Bike Park and the multi-use trails and skills stations within Sapwi Trails Community Park.
Sapwi Bike Park offers a wide range of trails and features to challenge all ages and skill levels. A hard-surface beginner pump track ensures year-round activity. Features will be progressive, to allow riders to gradually build their skills. This is an exciting project in a community that is deeply invested in and supportive of cycling and trails.
Sapwi Trails Community Park is located on the southwest corner of Westlake Blvd & Avenida de Los Arboles in Thousand Oaks, CA. Land for the sprawling oak-wooded Sapwi Trails Community Park (formerly known as Lang Ranch Community Park) was dedicated to the Conejo Recreation and Park District in 1993. The park includes an outdoor classroom, a disc golf course, seating areas,barbecue areas, benches, three bike riding areas, a motorless sailplane area, and multiple trails for biking and hiking.
The Conejo Valley is a cycling community, with hundreds of miles of trails, bike lanes, bike shops, bike events, high school mountain bike teams and more. Cycling is very much part of the Conejo Valley experience, and the Sapwi Trails Bike Park will be the first in the area to offer the unique opportunities only a bike park can offer.
CORBA is asking for your support to see this effort through to completion. CORBA has taken on the responsibility for funding and executing this project that will benefit the whole community.
Sponsoring or donating to Sapwi Bike Park is a great way to help promote this opportunity for healthy lifestyle choices for our community. The Bike Park is a sustainable recreation facility with broad appeal. Because bike parks are enticing and intriguing, they are effective at drawing people into cycling. Once this initial step has been made, many folks will continue to use bicycles not only as a means of recreation, but as a tool for transportation. The Sapwi Trails Bike Park will also be a great way to keep kids involved in healthy outdoor pursuits. In this day of video games, television and cell phone apps and games, it is important to have readily available opportunities for kids to participate in sports. Childhood obesity is at an all-time high.
Conditions such as juvenile diabetes and ADHD have been linked to lack of physical exercise in today’s youth. mountain biking and BMX park riding are types of recreation that, because of their visual impact and perceived “coolness”, are apt to attract kids who might otherwise seek out less healthy lifestyle choices.
GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS
SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS
BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS
brett goldberg sherwood
dan and kessie
Sapwi Bike Park is entirely supported by public donation and sponsorships. The public funding we receive goes directly towards the expansion and maintenance of the park. Sponsorship funds allow us to hire professional designers, contractors and builders to create such a high quality park. In addition, sponsorship funds will be used to purchase materials and equipment vital for the upkeep of the park.
Sponsorships help build our park
We were able to build one of the best bike parks in California due to the generous sponsor relationships we have. Without the help of this funding, we would never have been able to make such a fun and unique community bike park.
Sponsorships will expand the park.
We are currently trying to raise funds to build the Expert Line in the jump park. This line will test the ability of any expert rider with 7 wood ramp jumps that will be a significant step up from our current Advanced Line. We are in the process of designing this new line and hope to begin construction as soon as we reach certain fundraising goals. Once the Expert Line is done, we will be looking to expand the bike park with a downhill flow trail and multiple skills areas. Help us expand the park and make this the most fun bike park in the area.