Nearly four years after Derek Kost and Jordan Proctor decided to transform their local park into a place where everyone can to ride and jump bicycles, their dream became a reality.
They started off on their own in 2008, with buckets, shovels, wheelbarrows and a strong resolve, crafting jumps and trails. In January 2012 they joined Surrey Off Road Cycling Enthusiasts (SORCE), and together with the volunteer cycling club, they worked with the City of Surrey to build an amazing bike park for all to use.
On September 1, 2012 we will celebrate this dream becoming a reality and invite you to join us at the grand opening of Invergarry Bike Park!
“This opening is a relief as it has been such a long process with many bumps along the way. Now as a result of our hard work and with a lot of help from people in the riding community we have a spot to ride that is relevant to the current standards of the sport,” said park co-founder Jordan Proctor.
“My hopes for the park is that it will develop a strong enough community that in time others will be motivated and inspired to pick up where Derek and I leave off. That they will continue to maintain and develop this facility, helping it continue to be one of the biggest and best inner city bike parks around,” he said.
The park has over 22 jumps, with everything from small table tops for beginners to big lines and gaps for the pros. Other park features include Whistler-style features on a new freeride trail, and some excellent single track trails.
Everyone is invited to celebrate the success of the latest bike park in Surrey.
Invergarry Bike Park Grand Opening
Date: September 1, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Location: Invergarry Bike Park, Wallace Drive & Surrey Road in Surrey, BC.
This opening will celebrate phase 1 of the Invergarry Bike Park, with more trailed and jumps planned for the bike park in the near future. Derek, Jordan and the small team of volunteers outdid themselves, not letting a limited budget or a wet spring get in their way.
SORCE recently changed their mandate to represent all of Surrey and not just the needs of the South Surrey Bike Park. This volunteer organization is working towards the development and maintenance of all Surrey Parks in partnership with the City of Surrey, including Port Kells, Cloverdale Athletic Park, Invergarry Bike Park, South Surrey Bike Park, and future bike park developments.