On October 14th, 2005 the Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club (BBTC) and Seattle Parks and Recreation broke ground on the countrys first urban mountain bike Skills Park. The park is located under the deck of the I-5 freeway between Seattles Eastlake and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. As part of the I-5 Colonnade project, the mountain bike skills park includes two acres of trails that are full of skill building features for mountain bikers to ride such as switchbacks, log rides, rock gardens, skinnies, wall-rides, drops and dirt jumps. Unlike traditional Northwest Mountain biking, I-5 Colonnade will allow riders to guide their mountain bikes over the many skill-building elements while riding through the freeway support columns colonnades, in a unique, rain-free environment. The trails simulate natural terrain and obstacles while reflecting the urban character of the park. You can help us build the park by volunteering your time and talents. Weekly work parties are scheduled on the BBTCs monthly calendar (http://bbtc.org/recreation/calendar_view.php). For more information, go to www.bbtc.org or contact Jon Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.