Projects

MVMBA's trail development projects are happening and progressing thanks to our members and supporters! We have active projects underway at The Dayton Bike Yard near UD Arena, The Barn Youth Center in Pleasant Hill, Ohio, and several taking shape in Huber Heights, Ohio!

Read below to learn more about these exciting projects and be a part of our success!!

Note: Dollars raised shown below are updated monthly.

Dayton bike Yard

Welcome Park, Dayton, Ohio

Bicycle Playground

A Bicycle playground is exactly what it sounds like, a playground designed with kid-friendly features to ride bikes. Bicycle playgrounds provide a place purposefully built for the youngest and newest riders.

They typically include whimsical elements such as short ladder bridges, low to the ground roll overs, giant tunnels, and larger than life obstacles specifically designed to offer a variety of fun that safely builds cycling confidence. This isn’t your traditional playground but it creates a hub of activity for kids and families to gather and return to again and again. At a bicycle playground, parents can teach kids to ride a bike in an area that is created just for them without worrying about busy streets or narrow sidewalks. Bicycle playgrounds get young kids excited to go outside, learning new skills all while having fun interacting with other kids.

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Timeline: Completed August 25, 2021

Funding Goal: $59,400

Paved Pumptrack: Novice & Advanced Areas

Pumptracks are both playgrounds and practice facilities for bike riders, skateboarders, and scooter riders of all skill levels. Asphalted tracks are magnets for riders who seek a fun and action-filled sports experience. Paved pumptracks are highly sought after destinations that become a hive of community activity. People enjoy practicing the basic skills of carrying momentum, improving balance and building speed by using their arms and legs to pump their bike/board/scooter around the track. As riders improve their skills, the tracks are designed to provide the option for more challenges with increased speed and skill, without needing to change the construction. A feature that a 5-year-old can roll through can be used as a gap jump for a professional level rider.

Timeline: Fundraising Phase

Funding Goal: $470,800

Dollars Raised: $139,495

Thank you for your desire to contribute and help make a difference. Please note Welcome Park Bike Fund 7967 is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation, and we process all gifts and donations through their website. Kindly click the ‘Donate’ button and you will be redirected to the foundation's website where you will be able to contribute to the Welcome Park Bike Fund 7967.

Thank you for your support!

Monita Park

Huber Heights, Ohio

Paved Pumptrack

Pumptracks are both playgrounds and practice facilities for bike riders, skateboarders, and scooter riders of all skill levels. Asphalted tracks are magnets for riders who seek a fun and action-filled sports experience. Paved pumptracks are highly sought after destinations that become a hive of community activity. People enjoy practicing the basic skills of carrying momentum, improving balance and building speed by using their arms and legs to pump their bike/board/scooter around the track. As riders improve their skills, the tracks are designed to provide the option for more challenges with increased speed and skill, without needing to change the construction. A feature that a 5-year-old can roll through can be used as a gap jump for a professional level rider.

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Timeline: November 10th

Soft Opening November 20th

Dial Park

Huber Heights, Ohio

Bicycle Playground

A Bicycle playground is exactly what it sounds like, a playground designed with kid-friendly features to ride bikes. Bicycle playgrounds provide a place purposefully built for the youngest and newest riders.

They typically include whimsical elements such as short ladder bridges, low to the ground roll overs, giant tunnels, and larger than life obstacles specifically designed to offer a variety of fun that safely builds cycling confidence. This isn’t your traditional playground but it creates a hub of activity for kids and families to gather and return to again and again. At a bicycle playground, parents can teach kids to ride a bike in an area that is created just for them without worrying about busy streets or narrow sidewalks. Bicycle playgrounds get young kids excited to go outside, learning new skills all while having fun interacting with other kids.

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Timeline: Fundraising Phase

Funding Goal: $51,050

Dollars Raised: $0

Thank you for your desire to contribute and help make a difference. Kindly click the ‘Donate’ button above and you will be redirected to MVMBA's PayPal account. Please include in the add a note section:

"Dial Park Bicycle Playground"

Thank you for your support!

Multi Purpose Natural Surface trails

Adding 1.6 - 2.2 miles of trails in the wooded area of Dial Park.

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Timeline: TBD

Funding Goal: $91,464

Dollars Raised: $0

Thank you for your desire to contribute and help make a difference. Kindly click the ‘Donate’ button above and you will be redirected to MVMBA's PayPal account. Please include in the add a note section:

"Dial Park Natural Surface Trails"

Thank you for your support!

Completed Projects

The Hub

Huber Heights, Ohio

Dirt Jumps & Dirt Pumptrack

The Huber Mennonite Church will be opening a new bike park called The Hub that is fee of charge and everyone is welcome to use. It will include a dirt pump track and multiple dirt jump lines. The bike park will be family friendly and will have something for everyone. It will allow beginners to have fun but also have alternate lines to allow progression and entertain more advanced riders.

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Timeline: May 16, 2021

Pleasant Hill, Ohio

SkatePark Improvements

  1. Developed proposal to apply for Miami County Foundation grant

    • Improvements of existing skatepark:

      • Make it more bike and scooter friendly.

      • Make more beginner-friendly, but still allow progression.

      • New features include 16" tabletops, 3' tall tabletops and 20" rollers from Freshpark.

    • Grant Award of $4,700

  2. Worked with Mike's Bike Park to help purchase 3 DK Helio 20" Bikes and 3 Lucky Prospect Scooters along with essentials like helmets, tire pumps and tubes.

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Timeline: April 31, 2021

Funding Goal: $7,400

Dollars Raised: $7,400

See The Barn Youth Center website for hours of operation