by Brian Sather, created 10/09/2011 - 6:51pm, updated 10/09/2011 - 7:07pm
The kids learner track at MERA is BMXable. The counterclockwise quarter-mile loop is built for kids to learn to ride ATV bikes, but gets low use and is appropriate for BMX or MTB riding. Furthermore, sharing the track between motorized and non-motorized users is a valuable learning skill for the youngsters.
The loop has some down hill and uphill riding challenges. Ongoing work with this track will yield more terrain features. A parking area is on the left as the road levels out on Fox Hill Road.
In La Grande, Pioneer Park is a hot spot for recreation including the skate park, swimming pool, softball fields, and more. Skaters and BMX riders will enjoy the 15,000 square foot park full of terrain challenges. The skate park is adjacent to picnic facilities with a kids playground nearby.