Globe BMX Track Update

Buy a Meter – Build the Track!

We need your help! Buying a section of track gets us one meter closer to building the community of Saskatoon and our BMX family a safe, low-maintenance, publicly-accessible racing and riding facility.

For the past 4 years, we’ve been laying the groundwork to build a new track footprint and facility at our existing location in Lakewood Park, behind the Lakewood Tennis dome. We’ve worked closely with our partners at the City of Saskatoon to secure a long-term lease agreement, developed facility plans and a track layout that has gone through the necessary approvals, and now we are ready to build!

Help us build Saskatoon a track that will foster racers and recreational riders for many years to come!

Want to support the project but don’t want to commit to buying a meter? Click the button below and you can donate any increment you’d like through our SaskSport National Sports Trust Fund project account. You’ll be issued a tax receipt as well!

Track Design & Layout:

Updated as of November 22nd, 2019. This concept plan is a work in progress, subject to approvals therefore subject to change.

The track design itself has been design by the legendary Tom Ritz, who is responsible for some of the world’s best and high profile tracks including the Olympic track in Rio and many more. Read about his experience here.

The landscaping adjustments and overall park layout have received all necessary community and environment approvals, thanks to our partnership teams at the City of Saskatoon and Crosby, Hanna & Associates.

This is what our current track looks like; old dirt with plenty of glass, rocks, debris. Short, 5-straight layout that does not meet UCI standards. Susceptible to rain and weeds and demands plenty of watering, raking and general maintenance
This is the Centennial BMX Park in Etobicoke, ON, built for the Pan Am games by Tom Ritz Designs, the same track designer/builder we are working with. It highlights similarities to what we are striving for with our track; a longer, 4 straight layout with integrated pro-section on straight 2, clay base/crushed rock/soiltac track surface to reduce damage and maintenance after seasonal weather and rain, paved berms and enhanced landscaping, among many other things we are planning!

Funding Goals & Needs

To build the desired layout, utilize the best long-term track surface solution and have the track built by the best – Tom Ritz, we need to raise a significant amount!

The sum below includes items that are crucial to make the track come together as planned:

FUNDRAISING GOAL & ALLOCATION
1,000,000
  • Combination Crushed Dust / Soiltac / Crushed Rock / Clay surface
  • Approximate Value: $145,000
  • ~400m Perimeter Fence (half height with multiple openings)
  • Approximate Value: $10,000
  • Drainage re-installation
  • Approximate Value: $7,500
  • Track Design, 4 Week Build & Crew – Tom Ritz Designs
  • Approximate Value: $103,000
  • Build Equipment (Skid Steer, Payloader, Excavator, Packer, Tampers)
  • Approximate Value: $25,000
  • Park – Landscaping, Shaping, Retaining Walls, Drawings and Fees
  • Approximate Value: $500,000
  • Start Hill Area
  • Approximate Value: $25,000
  • Spectator Seating for 180 people
  • Approximate Value: $20,000
  • Facility Buildings; Storage, Motoshed & Concession
  • Approximate Value: $15,000
  • Power
  • Approximate Value: $15,000