We stopped by the Seguin Mountain Bike Skills Park located at the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center to see the progress they made with the Power Up grant they received back in 2016 and let’s just say—they did not disappoint. The park includes a single track, pump track, skill trail and gravity-fed flow trails that stretch over 8 miles! It’s designed for all skill levels and ages, offering trails for beginners and experts alike. On any given day, you’ll find the young and young-at-heart patrons zooming through the skills park, whose visitors can range from 5 years old to 65 years young.
All labor for the skills park was done by volunteers over the course of about a year, which helped enable them to operate by only charging admittance on a donation basis. That means all you have to do to ride is sign a waiver, drop off your donation and you are ready to hit the trails!
Exciting things are in store for the Seguin Mountain Bike Skills Park. “We are working on getting a team together for Seguin High School,” says Charles Cameron, Mountain Bike Park Committee Chairman. “We want to host a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) race. A lot of the kids in Seguin are not able to travel around to race, so if I can have one race here so they can focus and train for that race, I think it could be a good thing.”
The Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association (TMBRA) also approached the Outdoor Learning Center about hosting a four-race series at the skills park this summer. “If I could get the NICA races and the TMBRA in the summer and in the fall, that would give me enough traffic to sustain all of the trails’ upkeep.”
If you haven’t already, grab some friends or family and head over to the Seguin Mountain Bike Skills Park. It’s a fun way to get outside and get some exercise. We are so thrilled to see the progress that came from the Power Up grant and are excited for their continued growth.