Naples BMX Track is the only BMX track in Collier County, hosting riders age 2 to 80 years old. However, the track – which has held thousands of races and is 15 years old – is sorely in need of repairs. Additionally,access to safe and proper riding equipment is an issue for many of the youngsters who wish to ride at the park.
To address this equipment shortage and in partnershipwith the Naples Velo Cycling Club, the Naples BMX Track received a donation of a fleet of new race bikes and helmets. The new equipment ensures that every child (or parent) who wishes to enjoy the track has the right equipment available.
The next step in our support of youth cycling, at Naples BMX, is to help meet their fundraising goal of $25,000. Our local track uses an older style of starting gate that is less safe and reliable than the new roll gates used at almost every other track in the state. The new starting hill and gate will require some additional track modifications that will be covered by the proceeds of the campaign.
Upon announcement of the campaign and its goals, Naples Velo and Lipman Family Farms immediately stepped up with $2,500.00 donations.
ALL $2,500.00 DONORS MAY CHOOSE TO HAVE THEIR COMPANY LOGO EMBLAZENED ACROSS THE FRONT OF THE STARTING GATE FOR 3 YEARS TO ENSURE EVERYONE KNOWS WHO HAS SUPPORTED CYCLING AND THE KIDS IN OUR COMMUNITY.
The track is also working to integrate a permanent walk of fame into the new starting hill to thank every donor who is at the $1,000 level. These may be in the form of stepping stones or engraved bricks as a reminder of how the community came together to help create an amazing facility that encourages kids and families to fall in love with cycling.
The goal is to have the campaign completed by the end of Q1 2019 to allow us proper time to permit and coordinate the work that needs to be done before the 2019-2020 cycling season begins. This renovation will allow our track to petition for a State Series Race to be held at our track in early 2020. These events bring in thousands of visitors to our community and help pump revenue into our local economy.
We appreciate your time and support of our local BMX track.
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