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Palmer Park Mountain Bike Trails and Skills Area - The Janesville Velo Club is working with the City of Janesville and Traction Trailworx (professional trail building) to create a 35-acre mountain bike park with flow and progressive trails in the southern part of Janesville’s Palmer Park. This plan was created as a compromise after banning bikes from other popular off-road trails in the northern part of the park and will contain professionally built MTB/BMX type trails that will be fun for beginners, encourage riders to improve, accommodate riders with more advanced skills, while also being safely away from the unleashed dog space in the northern part of the park. The JVC has already committed $20,000 from its treasury for this project.

Thanks in part to last year's Winter Challenge fundraiser, construction of the East loop will begin in 2023! The East loop will be one of two cross-country loops to be constructed. Eventually, an Intermediate Flow Trail and an Expert Gravity Trail will branch off from the East Loop.

Palmer Park Mountain Bike Trails and Skills Area Project Total Cost = $250,000

  • East Loop - $50,000 Construction has begun!  See pics here!
  • Intermediate Flow Trail - $25,000 Construction will begin in 2023!
  • Expert Gravity Trail - $30,000
  • West Loop - $45,000
  • Skills Area - $40,000
  • Pump Track - $45,000
  • Signage / Infrastructure - $15,000

Note: The JVC, the Rock Trail Coalition, Michael’s Cycles, and the City of Janesville have already made contributions to the cost of the project’s design and plan ($5,000).

Here's a LINK to the proposed trail design.