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Red Snail Racing
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« on: October 16, 2018, 11:47:30 PM »

It is with a heavy heart that I post this...

CAMBr regrets to announce that it is withdrawing support from the Plainfield Bike Park and that the park has been closed. Over the past few years many difficulties have risen and interest in the park has severely waned. A strong local volunteer force is needed to maintain something of this magnitude and we feel it is time to give it back to the park district. We want to thank the massive volunteer effort that kept PBP running and the many donations we received to open and develop the project throughout the years. The Plainfield Park District has been kind enough to let us work on their land for the past 12 years and we remain grateful for their patience and generosity. They have been informed and are in the process of determining the future use of the site. We remain dedicated to trail advocacy in the Chicagoland area and looking forward to what lies ahead.  

-Joe LoPresti
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 10:45:33 AM »

Joe,

New member here. I moved to the Joliet area over the winter and was interested in seeing about getting Plainfield ridable again to have a local jump spot. Do you still have the channels with the park district, and is there a possibility of me being able to contact them for info on this? I have no problem putting in the work, and have all the tools to do so. I stopped over there recently and the jumps are salvageable, it just needs a good trimming as most of the work. I'd like to see if something could be worked out with them. Even if it is using a smaller area in the same spot, considering how large the previous layout was.Thanks.

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 07:32:52 AM »

Joe....the Park District is looking at installing an asphalt pump track and some fixed ramps to minimize the maintenance requirements of the park. Not sure of the timing, but they had a vendor out there last week. Jerry Stoeckigt (Red Snail Racing) has more details.
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