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Welcome to the Food Forest! ...on Bike Trail opening day

Celebrate Tacoma’s First Trail System for Mountain Bikes

Visit Swan Creek Park from 10 am - 3 pm on Saturday, March 29, (Stop by and say hi to the Food Forest folks at the Community Garden table!) and take a ride on Tacoma’s first trail system for mountain bikes!

The grand opening celebration, hosted by Metro Parks Tacoma and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, includes bike demos, a poker run for fun and prizes, kid's events and more. All activities are free.

Bring a bike from home or borrow one at the event. The Trek Factory Demo Tour booth will provide free test rides of a variety of Trek’s latest models including mountain bikes, road bikes and women-specific bikes.

Celebration participants will receive a grand opening passport and are invited to use it during a poker run for fun and prizes. Show the passport at 7 themed stations located along the trails and receive a playing card, then play your best 5-card poker hand at the information booth for a variety of prizes!
Swan Creek Park is Tacoma’s second-largest park and over half the size of Point Defiance Park. Swan Creek’s 373 total acres are co-owned by Metro Parks (290-acres) and Pierce County (83 acres). The park is home to one of only two salmon bearing streams in Tacoma as well a variety of wildlife that make it a popular destination for bird watchers, hikers/walkers, picnickers and other recreation activities that enable visitors to experience nature.

More than 1,000 community members worked with Metro Parks to develop a comprehensive Master Plan for Swan Creek, as part of the 2005 Park Improvement Bond. The plan identified an area of the park that would be ideally suited for the creation of non-motorized, mountain biking trails to complement a system of hiking trails already enjoyed by the public.

The District partnered with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance to develop and operate the mountain bike trail system, providing unique cycling opportunities within a designated area of the Douglas Fir Forest portion of the park.

The newly completed Phase 1 includes an easy perimeter trail, advanced trails and a technical skill building zone.

Get trail maps and more information at

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  • Chris

    I am not much of a biker, wish you all fun.

    March 24, 2014

  • Theresa E.

    If we can sandwich this in for an hour or 1/2 hour we will come.

    March 23, 2014

  • Karen G.

    We are looking forward to being there!

    March 20, 2014

  • Patricia M.

    This sounds wonderful but I'll be in Montana heading East on that day! Have a wonderful event.

    March 14, 2014

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