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FDL BMX Bikers Request Being Allowed To Use Skateboard Park

25-Apr-2013

The Fond du Lac City Council last night decided to refer a request to the City’s Advisory Park Board about opening up use of the Skateboard Park to BMX bikers as well. More than 40 people showed up at the meeting to demonstrate their support. Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says there has been a history of confrontation between the two user groups at the park. The police department will be researching how other City’s have dealt with the issue and whether the two groups can co-exist at one facility. Councilwoman Lee Ann Lorrigan says part of the problem is that the Skateboard Park only allows skateboard use and that has led to confrontations. She says BMX bike enthusiast Ryan Rockweit managed to collect over 500 signatures to show support for their request. Public Works Director Jordan Skiff said there were 530 signatures on the petition and 50 to 60 percent of those signatures were from people listing addresses in the City. 

Comments 4
Anonymous commented on 25-Apr-2013 07:16 AM3 out of 5 stars
BMX bikers should built their own park just like the skateboards did.
Anonymous commented on 25-Apr-2013 07:49 AM3 out of 5 stars
Bikers should have their own bike park!
Anonymous commented on 25-Apr-2013 10:24 AM5 out of 5 stars
If you build a "skateboard park" and a "BMX bike park" then compare the differences you will find that the end product will look the same. It would be unrealistic and a waste of money to build a new park. Also telling the youth that they cant use the park is a win-lose situation. one group wins and one group loses. Now why not have the win-win outcome that we would all like to see in our community. BMX bike and skateboarders can coexist its been a proven fact since the 70's, there are thousands of coexisting parks in the U.S. that have been making things work. So why cant we at least give it a chance?
bob saget commented on 25-Apr-2013 10:56 AM3 out of 5 stars
Let bikes in. There is alot of raw talent. I dont want this city known for scooteres.

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