ROGERS (KFSM) - The construction of a multimillion dollar dirt jump bike park near downtown Rogers is more than halfway complete.
Progressive Trail Design, the Fayetteville-based company contracted to build the park, expects to have the project finished by August after several rain delays this Spring.
“A park like this is a game changer for the community,” said Nathan Woodruff, founder and owner of PTD.
Nathan’s brother, Clayton, is one of five other employees working on the park.
“We are trying to create a full scale bike park here for all users, all progressions,” Clayton Woodruff said. “From beginners, to experts.”
The $3 million park will be open day and night. The city is installing the lighting and building a pavilion and parking lot.
Located only blocks from the Arkansas-Missouri railroad, the park will be called "The Rail Yard" and will feature wall rides, whale tales and concrete lips.
“Probably the biggest, most signature piece we will have out here is a full-scale rail car that you ride through,” Clayton Woodruff said. “It will be on real railroad tracks.”
PTD said they designed the park to accommodate riders of all different skill-levels and different types of bicycles.
“[It will serve] everything from striders, to full suspension bikes, to dirt jumpers, to BMX,” Clayton Woodruff said.
The Woodruffs hope the park will give others the opportunity to further the passion they discovered years ago.
“We cut our teeth riding [in Northwest Arkansas], building trails as volunteers for many years,” Nathan Woodruff said. “We turned a passion into a business, and it is awesome to give back to the community.”