Langford celebrates opening of clubhouse at Jordie Lunn Bike Park

Langford celebrates opening of clubhouse at Jordie Lunn Bike Park
City of Langford
The Jordie Lunn Bike Park Clubhouse is pictured.

The City of Langford is celebrating the grand opening of the Jordie Lunn Bike Park Clubhouse, which opened Wednesday, roughly three years after the titular bike park was first created.

The clubhouse and park are named after local mountain biker Jordie Lunn, who started his career as a downhill racer – including ranking as the fastest Canadian participant at the Canada Cup Series at Mount-Saint-Anne in 2003.

He then went on to create his own stunt videos and films, and was well-known for supporting the local mountain biking community, including hosting events like the Jordtron Jumpathon, Fresh Air, and Bear Trax at Bear Mountain.

“These events gave many young riders their first introduction to competitions and provided them with a jump-off point to successful careers,” reads the City of Langford website.

Lunn died on Oct. 9, 2019, during a trail riding accident in Mexico.

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New clubhouse

The Jordie Lunn Bike Park opened in May 2021 to the tune of $1.8 million.

Now, the city says the Jordie Lunn Bike Park Clubhouse has also finished construction, and will serve as a “focal point” for the community and park users.

The clubhouse can be used to rent, repair or purchase bikes, gather for events, or to buy snacks and drinks.

The upper level of the clubhouse includes office spaces for Cycling B.C., Cycling Canada, and Nolan Riding, while the lower level is home to Broad Street Cycles and Rhino Coffee House.

Cycling B.C. and Cycling Canada say the new clubhouse will serve as a valuable space for coaching, training and youth camps and programs.

Meanwhile, Rhino Coffee says it will sell its usual fare, as well as a special “Bike Park” menu that includes burgers, fries, kids meals and ice cream.

“Our family is grateful for the legacy that the Jordie Lunn Bike Park has provided. The opening of the Clubhouse has become a perfect meeting place for the local community as well as cycling professionals and enthusiasts from all over the Island and the world,” said the Lunn family in a statement Wednesday.
“We are confident that the Jordie Lunn Bike Park will continue to thrive and provide cycling opportunities for all.”

New bike trail

On Wednesday, the city also announced a new biking trail at the 130-acre Langford Gravity Zone and Nature Trails, which is located near the Jordie Lunn Bike Park.

The 13th trail, called “Out of Hand,” has a “black diamond” downhill rating, meaning it’s intended for advanced trail riders – though the city says the trail was also made with novice or intermediate riders in mind so they can tackle it at their own pace.

The trail, like all the others at the Gravity Zone, were made by volunteers.

“The Jordie Lunn Clubhouse marks a significant milestone for cycling in Canada. This facility not only honours Jordie’s incredible impact on the sport but also provides a state-of-the-art venue for cyclists of all ages to train, compete and come together as a community,” said Cycling Canada chief development officer Mathieu Boucher.

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