The Rudolph Bike Park promotes wellness, community, and adventure.
Scheduled to open July, 2020!
A new hub of family-friendly activity is being created in Rudolph, Ohio adjacent to the Slippery Elm Trail. The proposed Bike Park will have multiple pump tracks, each with for a different skill level. From toddlers learning to ride a bike, to advanced mountain bikers, the Rudolph Bike Park will provide a safe location for skills development on its three pump tracks and a mountain bike skills loop. Once open, the Rudolph Bike Park will be free and open to the public daily from 8:00 am until 30 minutes past sunset.
Community members, organizations, and companies have the opportunity to become involved through donations and sponsorships made to the Friends of the Wood County Park District, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting the Park District. Donors and sponsors will be recognized through tangible giveaways, signage, and a multitude of print and tech marketing promotions. A lasting sponsorship legacy demonstrates appreciation for the community builders who support the Rudolph Bike Park.
The Rudolph Bike Park meets requests from Wood County citizens, repurposes an unused property in an underserved community, and enhances a popular park amenity focused on wellness. For more information on ways to sponsor and sponsorship benefits, contact Jamie Sands at jsands @wcparks.org | 419-353-1897. For more information on the Rudolph Bike Park development, contact Craig Spicer at cspicer @wcparks.org | 419-661-1697 x3.
Thank you to our Sponsors.
Diamond Level Sponsorships
Platinum Level Sponsorships
“In loving memory of Cody Clayton”
Jeff and Lee Anne Snook and Family
Thank you, sponsors!
Why a Bike Park?
In a 2018 public survey with over 2,000 Wood County respondents, 43.48% of people requested more bike trails & increased access, with 55% of those respondents requesting non-traditional biking opportunities. The Rudolph Bike Park meets these identified community needs. The Rudolph Bike Park is adjacent to the 13.1-mile rails-to-trails bike path, the Slippery Elm Trail (SET). With an average of 275 users per day, the SET is one of the Park District’s most utilized amenities. Working with the non-profit group, The Right Direction, and their youth development program, the Wood County Park District has taken steps to ensure the bike park offers engaging challenges appropriate for all users, from the strider-biking toddler to the expert BMX racer. Additional amenities include a picnic shelter, accessible parking area, greenspace, and bike repair station.