Donations keep coming in for an off-road bicycle facility at Stafford Lake County Park, but organizers need more volunteers and cash to move forward with construction.
It’s been more than a year since the Marin County Board of Supervisors approved the park’s master plan and adopted the associated environmental documents, which means county parks planners could move forward with construction and fundraising. The facility will be the first of its kind in Marin.
There was a false start on a sponsorship campaign in early February. The Marin Independent Journal reported that the Mike's Bikes chain of stores offered to put up $50,000 toward the park campaign in trade for advertising opportunities, but the item was yanked off the Marin County Board of Supervisors agenda so there could be more discussion about the deal. It is expected to return to the agenda soon.
Steve Petterle, the principal planner for Marin County parks, said donation from "a patron in the bicycle industry" and a $50,000 challenge grant from the supervisors would help push the project toward a groundbreaking ceremony. The public has already contrbuted $34,000 toward the effort, he told the IJ.
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