Jordie Lunn Bike Park - OPENING MOVED TO EARLY MAY
The Park is coming along quickly and we are all excited to see it open and activated. As we want to ensure the user experience is optimal, we have decided to push the opening date back to early May. In the spirit of getting things done quickly, it is also important to make sure the park is delivered to the community in top form. In the coming weeks you will see multiple scheduled trial runs of the tracks with key stakeholders in the local cycling community perfecting all elements of the park including the directional signage.
Who is Jordie Lunn?
Jordie began Mountain Biking in cross-country racing, and his career blossomed in earnest as a Downhill racer. Jordie was the fastest Canadian racer at the Canada Cup Series at Mount-Saint-Anne in 2003. He became the highest ranked North American DH racer in the World Cup standings that year.
Shifting his focus to free riding in films like Ride to the Hills, The Collective, ROAM, and more, he was also the first mountain biker to land a Cork 720 trick in 2007. Jordie competed in The Fest Series, Red Bull Rampage, Crankworx (winning the best trick in 2012), and on nearly every stage in the free ride mountain bike circuit.
Since his big budget film days, Jordie had resurgence in recent years, self-producing wildly popular videos like his famous Rough AF Series. Jordie also hosted numerous events in his home region on Vancouver Island like Peanut Butter Knife Fight, Jordtron Jumpathon, Fresh Air, Jump Ship, and Bear Trax at Bear Mountain. These events gave many young riders their first introduction to competitions and provided them with a jump-off point to successful careers.
On October 9, 2019, Jordie Lunn tragically passed away from a head injury while trail riding in Mexico. His death sent shockwaves through mountain biking communities around the world.
Jordie had a positive and infectious enthusiasm for life that was admired worldwide. The kids that Jordie coached over the years absolutely loved him. There are few young men so loved and respected by their peers, friends and fans.
The Jordie Lunn Bike Park is a one-of-a-kind recreational cycling space in the City of Langford that caters to cyclists of all ages and abilities. It combines elements of dirt jumping, a pump track, skills area, and cyclocross/mtb trails in one seamless platform. The Park serves as a year-round public cycling space for recreation and high performance training. In addition, it offers exciting programming and sports development opportunities for schools, sports teams, and clubs. The Jordie Lunn Bike Park is also positioned to become a major cycling event venue to host various cycling events such as Pump Track/Dirt Jump Competitions and Mountain Bike / Cyclocross races.
3km of 3m Wide Track with Obstacles
Intermediate and Expert Lines
Graduated paved track by Velosolutions
Mountain bike trails for all abilities and ages
Current Project Funding
Phase 1 of the Jordie Lunn Bike Park has been been approved for a $1.4 Million Budget by the City of Langford. In addition, the Wheelhouse Cycling Society is fundraising in contribution to this effort. Help us reach our goal by donating now.