Mountain bikers will have a new place to hone their skills in Coquitlam.
The city has upgraded and expanded the Riverview Forest Park trails east of Mariner Way across the street from Mundy Park. With the completion of the work, the green space now has a 530-metre flow track for mountain biking, along with additional upgraded trails and signage.
“In Coquitlam we’re very proud of our trail network, which boasts more than 90 kilometres of trail to be enjoyed by everyone — for fitness, fun or just getting out into nature,” said Donnie Rosa, Coquitlam’s former general manager of parks, recreation and culture, who recently took a new position with the Vancouver Parks Board.
“We’re already hearing very positive feedback about the improved trails at Riverview Forest Park and I’m grateful to everyone who helped deliver this new asset for the community.”
The Tri-Cities Offroad Cycling Association assisted with the design of the park and said it is geared toward beginner and intermediate cyclists.
FortisBC contributed $300,000 to the project, as part of compensation for gas line projects in the area, including the 2019 Como Lake Avenue project and the 2017 Mariner Way project.