Thursday, July 31, 2008

Valmont Bike Park Logo

Hi everyone! My name is Zach Lee, i'm a graphic designer, cross racer and have been working with the prolific Valmont Bike Park committee.
It really is amazing how contagious a good idea (the bike park) and a little bit of passion (from city, public and volunteer committee) can stir up an enormous amounts of enthusiasm.....and dare i say obsession? This is really going to happen folks, and we're in on the ground level!

For those out there who love graphic design (you know you do)'s a little bit more about the Valmont Bike Park logo...

A sneak peak at what's to come.

Momentum is growing and already there is an effort to visualize the Valmont Bike Park and begin to lay the plans for total maximization of the acreage available to us. This is a precarious job....tended to by some of the best landscape architects in the country....and must be created to make the most out of the land to service all the biking disciplines we need to while keeping the feel of the park as natural as the beautiful surroundings.

Zach has been working hard on taking the conceptual renderings of the park and inputting those into a great glossy handout for interested parties to learn more about what's going on. I wanted to share some snippets of that now...

The initial concept overview. Just look at the placement of the various trail systems....

A concept view of the Skills Park. We are taking on some of the best designs in North America to ensure what the park offers is simply the best.

The STAIR FEATURE! Hup hup hup hup! Cross fans, we're going to have our OWN permanent fixture of a full on staired run up.

The Park is being designed with a boat load of IMBA-esque technical features. The trails will be world class as mentioned, but feature...well lots of 'features'! We want to ensure that the trail systems never grow old...and have sustainable challenges that will keep you coming back again and again...and will maintain their positions over time...e.g. constructed well with sustainability in mind.