‘Ottawa’ Proposed Mountain Bike Park in Carlington Receives Opposition
The city wants to establish its first mountain bike park, even though people have opposed establishing the obstacle course in Carlington Park.
The proposed partnership with the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association has been floated in the community and, according to a vote organized by the community association, most people are fine with an off-road course on the hill. All the obstacles, like jumps, would be created from the natural environment in the park and added in phases.
The mountain bike association first pitched the idea in 2013 and it’s ready for council to make a decision. First the plan needs to be reviewed by the community and protective services committee next Thursday.
Council should already know about the proposal. It received a petition last May with the names of 239 people opposing the idea.