Bellingham’s Bicycle Jump Park is located on Puget Street, in part of the Civic Field complex. The park grew out of an idea of a Bellingham teenager who was looking for a place to practice dirt riding.
The site has been graded into six parallel lines of dirt obstacles ranging from 2 feet to 7 feet high, from beginners to intermediate, so bikers can progress to different levels. They include a low single dirt mound for beginners, a series of five â€˜tabletop’ hills, where riders practice the skills needed for other runs, a series of four â€˜gap’ jumps — here’s where you catch some air, and some more difficult sets of â€˜gap’ jumps with steeper lips, and some steeper jumps.
The park is free, open during daylight hours and unsupervised. Helmets are a must, and gloves and padding are strongly advised for all riders.