“Looking at the ‘snow-capped peaks’ of Stone Eater Mountain Bike Park, seasons are changing, and construction is starting to gear up,” said City Engineer Kevin Krulik. “We are ready to see a lot of activity happen up here. We are going to see approximately 60,000 cubic yards of dirt being trucked into the facility. Things will soon start to take shape.”
“Really where we are at now, is we have secured significant grant funding, added Krulik. “We have American Rescue Plan funding in the amount of $500,000. We also have READI Grant money, with a commitment there for $750,000. Another $750,000 is coming from the City of Lebanon in a matching grant. We’ve got roughly two-million-dollars set forth right now. So we are set to deliver a Phase 1 project.”
“What I would really like to talk to people about is getting involved,” said Krulik. “This is a park for the people. Yes, this is a park for some riders that want to get a little wild – get a little extreme, within reason. This is also a park where you can take your grandkids to and ride on trails. This is a park for the youth. This is a park for families. We are excited about those opportunities. We are excited for future phases of the project.
“We are looking for corporate partners,” said Krulik. “We are looking for those that might help us build those future phases quicker than we have previously realized through grant and municipal funding. So, if there are families out there that are looking for legacy donations, for family members. If there are corporate partners out there that want to get involved in youth sports and park development, and general active living community aspects, there are opportunities here.”
“We are going to deliver a project this year,” finished Krulik. “But there are levels to this project for it to be expanded, and just get better and better, and that’s where we are looking for partners. Please help us build the Stone Eater that we all want. We are going to take care of that first phase, but we would really like to see partners help us get to the next level on this park.”
For information on sponsorship opportunities, email Kevin Krulik at [email protected]